Our team comprises experienced experts with extensive theoretical know-how and highly trained researchers with profound synthetic competence.
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. KlapötkeManaging Director
Since 1997 he is Professor and holds the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at LMU Munich. In 2009 Klapötke was appointed a visiting Professor for Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry at the Center of Energetic Concepts Development (CECD) in the University of Maryland (UM), College Park and was also appointed a Senior visiting scientist at the Energetics Technology Center (ETC) in La Plata, MD.
Most of Klapötke’s scientific collaborations are between LMU and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) as well as the ONR. Klapötke also collaborates with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Champaign, IL and several industrial partners in Germany and the USA. Klapötke has published over 850 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals, 23 book chapters and seven books.
Memberships: Fellow of the Royal Sociate of Chemistry (C.Sci., C.Chem. F.R.S.C., U.K.), Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Fluorine Division of the ACS, Member of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh),
Life Member of the International Pyrotechnics Society (IPS), Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA, USA), Honorary Fellow of the Indian High Energy Materials Society (HEMSI) since 2011, Technical Team Member of NATO’s Munitions Related Contamination team (AVT-197) since 2011,
Editorial board member of Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics (PEP),
Editorial board member of the Journal of Energetic Materials and Central European Journal of Energetic Materials (CEJEM),
Editorial board member of the International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion
Dr. Jörg StierstorferManaging Director
Dr. Stierstorfer is co-founder of the EMTO GmbH. He is holding an AOR position in the group of Prof. Thomas M. Klapötke at the LMU Munich. He started to work on energetic materials in 2004. His scientific interests cover the whole area of synthesis, characterization, scale-up as well as performance and safety testing of new energetic materials, especially primary and secondary explosives, nitrogen-rich propellants, and pyrotechnical compositions.
Up to now, Dr. Stierstorfer has published more than 205 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has presented his scientific results at over 30 international conferences. He was twice awarded the “Römer Prize” of the University of Munich for his excellent scientific achievements. In June 2017 he started work for his habilitation on transition metal coordination chemistry.
Simon Endraß, M. Sc.Project Manager
Simon Endraß finished his master thesis on green primary explosives in 2022. In March 2022 he began working on his PhD at the research group of Prof. Dr. Klapötke. Since 2020 he has worked on several projects at EMTO GmbH, focusing mainly on synthesis, analytics and formulation of primary explosives.
Lukas Bauer, M. Sc.Project Manager
Mr. Lukas Bauer brings a wealth of expertise to the table, specializing in Project Management and IT Services within the company. Holding a Master’s degree, Lukas concluded his Master Thesis on the synthesis of new heterocyclic structures with distinction in 2021. His additional skills encompass the synthesis of heterocycles and azide-containing compounds, as well as the creation of high thermostable compounds. This unique blend of chemical proficiency and IT acumen positions Lukas as a versatile and valuable asset in his role. His dynamic background ensures a holistic approach to project management, underpinned by a deep understanding of both chemical processes and information technology.
Dr. Jasmin LechnerProject Manager
Dr. Jasmin Lechner completed her doctoral thesis in Inorganic Chemistry with honors in November 2023. During her PhD, she worked on the synthesis and characterization of new energetic materials based on different energetic building blocks as well as on the investigation of different industrial RDX syntheses. Her main interests are the development, characterization and application of new secondary explosives as well as the upscaling and optimization of the syntheses of new promising compounds.
Dr. Tobias Lenz Project Manager
Mr. Tobias Lenz studied chemistry at the LMU munich. He gained a lot of expertise with primary and secondary explosives particularly on synthesis, analytics, and perfomance as well as safety.
Jan Cremers, M. Sc. Project Manager
Jan Cremers finished his Master Thesis at DIEHL Aviation under the supervision of Prof. Klapötke in 2021. He began working on his PhD in October 2021 in the group of Prof. Klapötke after 6 more months of supporting the research and development at DIEHL Aviation. During this time he gained profound experiences in the area of process technology and material sciences.
Marcus Lommel, M. Sc.Project Manager
Mr. Marcus Lommel culminated his academic journey with a masterful thesis in May 2021, under the esteemed guidance of Prof. Klapötke. His expertise spans a remarkable spectrum, encompassing the intricate synthesis and detailed characterization of primary explosives. Furthermore, he possesses a profound aptitude for theoretical calculations and the art of formulations, marking him as a distinguished scholar in his field.