Lutz Mädler

University of Bremen, Faculty of Production Engineering, and Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT

"High-throughput with particle technology for toxicology and materials discovery"


High-throughput screening is a well-established method for scientific experimentation in chemistry and biology. Examples are heterogeneous catalysts, drug developments and nanoparticle toxicology. These methods involve the synthesis of small sample volumes often in form of particles that are quickly tested. The tests are designed to quickly obtain easily accessible data (called descriptors) that are related with a predictor function to the desired properties. One particle based high-throughput concept for the evaluation of potential toxicological hazards will be introduced. Furthermore, a new concept is presented which transfers high-throughput screening to the exploration of structural metals. The method comprises the synthesis of alloy samples in form of particles. The samples obtain a defined microstructure by fast or parallel thermal and mechanical treatments and are subsequently subjected to fast descriptor tests while a mathematical algorithm develops the predictor function.


2008 - Professor (W3, full), Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Germany
2003 - Habilitation, Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1999 - Dr.-Ing., Process Engineering, Univ. of Freiberg, Germany
1999 - Dipl.-Ing., Process Engineering, Univ. of Freiberg, Germany
1996 - MS, Appl. Physics, Univ. of Appl. Sci. Zwickau, Germany
1993 - BS, Physics, Technical Univ. Zwickau, Germany
Since 2016 Spokesperson CRC 1232 “Farbige Zustände”

2018 - ERC Advanced grant
2017 - Reimar Lüst Award of the Max Planck Society (MPI)
2017 - LEIBNIZ Award (highest German award across all scientific disciplines)
2009 - DECHEMA Award (highest German Award for Chemical and Process Eng.)
2005 - SMOLUCHOWSKI Award conferred by the Aerosol Society
2004 - BASF Award in Process Eng. for a young scientist whose research brings the close relationship between natural and engineering sciences at a high level.