(Head of Inno. CNT, A public-private project cluster funded by the German government in 2008-2014, Germany)  

Since June 2006 Dr. Péter Krüger is heading the Bayer “Working Group Nano-technology” with the responsibility for the global coordination of nanotechnology ac-tivities in all Bayer Subgroups and Service Companies with a reporting line to the “Coordination Board Technology, Innovation and Environment” of the Bayer Holding. In addition he is currently also the Head of the Physics Depart¬ment within the Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants of Bayer MaterialScience AG. Since the beginning of 2008 he furthermore took over the leadership of the project cluster “Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes”, funded partly by the German government.
Péter Krüger is also Head of Inno. CNT, a public-private project cluster funded by the German government in 2008-2014.

During his 18 years with Bayer he held several positions in R&D, starting as a re-search scientist for polymer physics of thermoplastics within the Physics Unit of the former Central Research. Later he took over the responsibility for the entire Polymer Physics Department within the Central Research and in Bayer Polymers as well.

Péter Krüger is an elected board member of the Research Society for Plastics “For-schungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe, FgK” in Darmstadt. He is currently heading the board of the Dechema ProcessNet Section “Nanotechnology” and also heading the Dechema/VCI Working Group “Responsible Production and Use of Nanomaterials”. Peter Krüger is currently also Co-Chair of the NANOfutures initiative of the European Commission

Péter Krüger was an elected industrial reviewer of the Applied Industrial Research organization, AIF in Germany for material sciences from 2006 until 2008.

Péter Krüger was born in Budapest (Hungary), has studied physics at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) and finalized it with Master Thesis in theoretical/mathematical quantum mechanics. He obtained his PhD in Braunschweig for his research in experimental physics and material sciences on the field of relaxation and crystallization kinetics of amorphous and crystalline metallic materials.

He is married and has a daughter and two sons.

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