The Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics

Professor Dr. Stefan Müller-Stach

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The Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics has special responsibility for the areas of research, data processing as well as knowledge and technology transfer. In addition, questions of security, the social integration of students, internationalization, and technological matters also fall under his scope of responsibility. Professor Dr. Stefan Müller-Stach assumed the post of Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in April 2017.

Stefan Müller-Stach, born 1962, studied Mathematics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and at the University of Bayreuth. After completing his doctorate and undertaking postdoctoral research at numerous universities in the USA and Italy as well as at the University of Bayreuth, he received his postdoctoral lecturing qualification in 1996 in Mathematics at what is now the University of Duisburg-Essen. Other milestones along the way included deputy professorships at the University of Bayreuth and the University of Cologne as well as a guest lectureship at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. From 1998 to 2002 he was a Heisenberg Scholar of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Müller-Stach continued his international career as a full professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and as a visiting professor at the Institut Fourier in Grenoble, France. In 2003 he was appointed to a Professorship in Number Theory at the Institute of Mathematics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Professor Dr. Stefan Müller-Stach brings with him a vast and diverse range of experience in university and academic research management. He coordinated a collaborative research center funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and was the spokesperson of the DFG Mathematics Review Board. From 2012 to 2014 he was Dean of Faculty 08: Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science; from 2010 to 2016 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Gutenberg Research College (GRC), the central strategic body for promoting cutting-edge research at Mainz University. Since 2013, Müller-Stach has also been a senior member of the Gutenberg Academy for Young Researchers at JGU, where he helps foster and mentor up-and-coming research talent.