Dr. Manfred Wagner
Manfred Wagner obtained in 1988 his diploma degree in chemistry from the University of Mainz in the group of Prof. K. Müllen. After holding a permanent position as head of the NMR department at the University of Mainz, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) in 1990 and led the development and installation of the high-resolution NMR laboratory in the Müllen’s group. Manfred Wagner completed him PhD in 1993 at the MPIP under the supervision of K. Müllen and thereafter worked at this institute as a group leader.
His research interests include the low and high temperature NMR spectroscopy (-100° up to 400°C) to investigate unstable or nearly insoluble polymer compounds as well as the n-dimensional structure measurements to understand the various molecules synthesized at the MPIP. He has also investigated the microstructure of polymers and their physical interactions in solution on 1H, 7Li, 11B, 13C, 15N, 19F, 27Al, 29Si and 31P nuclei (and many other nuclei) over the last 25 years. The understanding of physical and chemical properties/interactions via high resolution and solid state NMR spectroscopy are currently his main research interest, especially the study of the molecular properties of materials via 2D(nD)-NMR spectroscopy, such as: 19F-19F-COSY, 11B-NMR (1D and 2D), 1H-31P-(HSQC and HMBC) or 1H-29Si 2D NMR (HSQC and HMBC); X-Y 2D NMR (HSQC, HMBC, HETCOR etc.), 2D DOSY (diffusion measurements) and other state-of-the-art NMR experiments.
Since 2016, he leads the “Nanodiamond”- Group to develop the synthesis of nanodiamonds via HPHT (High Pressure, High Temperature).
Teaching and Scientific Activities:
Since 2009: Visiting Professorship at the National Center of Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China;
Since 2014: Annually Lecture Series “NMR spectroscopy” at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China;
2014-2016: Annually Lecture series “NMR spectroscopy” at the National Center for Nanoscience and technology (NCNST) Beijing, China;
2015-2018 Guest Professor at the Institute of Advanced Organic Materials, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.