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Meet Our Team

Our team comprises experienced experts with extensive theoretical know-how and highly trained researchers with profound synthetic competence.

Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke
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) in Aberdeen, MD and the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) in Picatinny, NJ. 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 750 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals, 23 book chapters and five 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

Executive editor of Zeitschrift für Anorganische and Allgemeine Chemie (ZAAC)

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 Stierstorfer
Dr. Jörg StierstorferManaging Director
Mr. Stierstorfer is holding an AOR position in the group of Prof. Thomas M. Klapötke. 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 130 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has presented his scientific results at over 20 international conferences including at the Army Science Conferences (ASC) in 2008 and 2010 in Orlando. In 2007 and 2011, he was twice awarded the “Römer Prize” of the University of Munich for his excellent scientific achievements. Since June 2017 he is also doing research for his habilitation on transition metal coordination chemistry.

Jasmin Lechner, M. Sc.
Jasmin Lechner, M. Sc.Project Manager
Miss. Jasmin Lechner (M. Sc.) finished her master thesis with honors in inorganic chemistry on the investigation of iso-Picramic Acid in 2021. She started her PhD work in February 2021. 2017. Her primary interests are the development, characterization and application of new secondary explosives.
Tobias Lenz, M. Sc.
Tobias Lenz, M. Sc. 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.
Marcus Lommel, M. Sc.
Marcus Lommel, M. Sc.Project Manager
Mr. Marcus Lommel finished his Master Thesis in the research group of Prof. Klapötke in May 2021. His technical skills covers the synthesis and characterization of primary explosives as well as theoretical calculations and formulations.