Christoph Guertler
Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation
Covestro

Christoph Guertler studied chemistry at the University of Bonn from 1987 to 1993 and obtained his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin in 1996. 

After a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he joined Bayer AG, Central Research department. After several positions in coatings research and business development, he worked for the member of the board for research and development to develop a strategy for fundamental research and development for new processes and product with the means of open innovation. This led to the establishment of the CAT Catalytic Center jointly run with RWTH Aachen University which currently employs more than 20 young scientists.

Dr Guertler is currently heading a competence centre in the field of process and product development dedicated to new catalytic processes. 

He holds more than 120 patents and is a member of the commission of the German society for catalysis (GeCats).

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