Robert Schlögl received his PhD in chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich (1982). After postdoctoral stays at Cambridge, Basel and Berlin (Fritz Haber Institute – group of Nobel Laureate Professor Ertl) he joined Frankfurt University as a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (1989). In 1994 he returned to Fritz Haber Institute as its Director. He also leads the Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion. His research focuses on material aspects for catalysis and energy storage. He authored more than 1.000 publications, more than 25 patents and gave more than 500 invited lectures.