Dr Péter Krüger is an appointed science fellow and VP of Covestro Deutschland AG, currently heading the Physics Department within the company’s Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties.
He is engaged with FEICA since 2014, among others currently chairing its Sustainable Development Committee.
In addition to that Péter is an elected board member of the Research Society for Plastics “Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe” and of the Nano Mikro Werkstoffe Photonik e.V. in Germany. He is currently heading the board of the Dechema ProcessNet Section “Nanotechnology” and also the Dechema/VCI Working Group “Responsible Production and Use of Nanomaterials”.
During his 25 years with Bayer and Covestro Péter held several positions in R&D, starting as a research scientist for polymer physics, taking over responsibility for the entire Polymer Physics Department within the former Central Research at Bayer in the year 2000.
From 2006 until 2013 he was heading the Bayer “Working Group Nanotechnology” with the responsibility for the global coordination of the company’s nanotechnology activities. Within this time period he was heading the Germany based R+D project cluster “Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes – Inno.CNT”, with 27 projects and 90 partners, funded partly by the government and partly by industry.
Péter was also Co-Chair of the NANOfutures Platform in Europe until 2014 and member of the Open Innovation Expert Group of the European Commission in 2013.