Wolfgang A. Herrmann, German chemist was President of the Technical University of Munich.
After studying chemistry at TUM, Prof. Herrmann obtained his doctorate in 1973. In 1978, he completed his lecturer qualification at the University of Regensburg. He conducted research with Prof. P.S. Skell as a German Research Foundation (DFG) fellow at Penn State University in the USA (1975/76). Following a professorship in Frankfurt (1982-1985), he took over the Chair of Prof. E.O. Fischer at TUM in 1985.
From 1995 to 2019, he was President of TUM during which time he shaped it into a cosmopolitan and highly respected university. Prof. Herrmann is a member of numerous academic societies (Leopoldina, Acatech, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Mainz Academy of Letters and Sciences) and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities in Germany and abroad.
He is one of the most highly cited German chemists (ISI), with more than 800 scientific publications and around 80 patents and has a Hirsch index of 102 (2019).
Today, TUM is one of Germany's most research-intensive universities and has consistently qualified as a university of excellence since 2006.