Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum



Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Müller-Buschbaum (b. 1966) carries out research in the field of functional materials, with a particular focus on energy materials, e.g. solar cells and batteries.

Professor Müller-Buschbaum studied physics in Kiel and went on to earn his doctorate there in 1996. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and as visiting scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation) in 2002 and headed the Chair of Functional Materials at the TUM Department of Physics, before his appointment in 2018 as full professor and scientific director of the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle FRM-II and of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrums MLZ. Since 2011, he has been the German representative at the European Polymer Federation and, since 2012, Associate Editor of the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. He also heads the Bavarian key laboratory and the Network for Renewable Energies (NRG) of the Munich School of Engineering (MSE).

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Zuo X, Zhu J, Müller-Buschbaum P, Cheng YJ: “Silicon based lithium-Ion battery anodes: a chronicle perspective review”. Nano Energy. 2017; 31: 113-143.


Palumbiny CM, Liu F, Russell TP, Hexemer A, Wang C, Müller-Buschbaum P: "The crystallization of PEDOT:PSS polymeric electrodes probed in-situ during printing". Advanced Materials. 2015; 27(22): 3391-3397


Müller-Buschbaum P: "The active layer morphology of organic solar cells probed with grazing incidence scattering techniques”. Advanced Materials. 2014; 26: 7692-7709.


Schaffer CJ, Palumbiny CM, Niedermeier MA, Jendrzejewski C, Santoro G, Roth SV, Müller-Buschbaum P: “A direct evidence of morphological degradation on a nanometer scale in polymer solar cells”. Advanced Materials. 2013; 25(46): 6760-6764.


Müller-Buschbaum P: “Grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering – an advanced scattering technique for the investigation of nanostructured polymer films”. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2003; 376: 3-10.