Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann

Lise-Meitner-Str. 34
85354 Freising
Germany

Tel.: +49 8161 71 2902
Fax: +49 8161 71 2949

email

Professional and Academic Training

1996 - 1998
Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) and Venia "Legendi in Food Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, TU Munich, Germany: “Characterization of non-enzymatic products formed from carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins – Studies on ionic and radical reaction pathways leading to non-enzymatic food browning”.
1993 - 1995 Doctorate (Ph.D., Dr. rer. nat.), Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany: “Characterization of intense odorants in carbohydrate/cysteine model mixtures and clarification of their formation pathways”.
1988 - 1992 Study of Food Chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany.

Professional Affiliations and Scientific Career

since 2017
Director of the German Research Centre for Food Chemistry, member of the Leibniz Association
2016 - 2018
Senior Visiting Professorship at Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
since 2015 Co-Director of the Bavarian Center for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry (BayBioMS), Technical University of Munich, Germany.
2014 Offer of a SFI Research Professorship at the University College Cork, Ireland (declined).
2014 Offer of a Full Professorship for Food Chemistry at the University of Turku, Finland (declined).
since 2009 Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
2007 - 2014 Head of the Bioanalytics unit of the Integrative Research Center of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
since 2007 Full professor (W3) and chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
2006 Offer of a full professorship (W3) for Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science at the Technical University of Munich, Germany (accepted).
2006 Offer of a full professorship for Food Biochemistry at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland (declined).
2002 - 2006 Full professor (C4) and director of the Institute for Food Chemistry, University of Muenster, Germany.
2002 Offer of a full professorship (C4) for Food Chemistry at the University of Halle, Germany (declined).
2002 Offer of a full professorship (C4) for Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany (declined).
2001 Offer of a professorship and of the director position at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology at the Bundesanstalt für Milchforschung, Kiel, Germany (declined).
1999 - 2002 Assistant director, German Research Centre for Food Chemistry (DFA), Garching, Germany.
1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Food Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Comissions of Trust

since 2016
Member for the accreditation panel of the MSc study program “Food Chemistry” at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (AQAS e.V.).
since 2015 Review panel member of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW, Vienna, Austria) for the evaluation of Austrian research infrastructures.
since 2013 Chair of the TUM Appointment and Tenure Board, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
since 2013 Evaluation Panel Member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF).
since 2011 European Research Council Referee of the ERC Executive Agency.
since 2011 Review panel member of the Federal Ministery of Education and Research (BMBF).
since 2011 Scientific reviewer of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
since 2005 Scientific reviewer of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
since 2001 Scientific committee member of the Forschungskreis der Ernährungsindustrie e.V. (FEI).

Editorial Leadership

since 2015
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society.
since 2009 Editorial Board member of the journal Chemosensory Perception.
2007-2009 Executive Editorial Board member of the journal Chemosensory Perception.
2005-2014 Advisory Board member of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society.
since 2004 Editorial Board member of the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.
2004-2014 Editor-in-Chief of the journal European Food Research & Technology.
2002-2004 Editorial Board member of the journal European Food Research & Technology.

Other Activities in the Academic Community and Scientific Societies

2017
Coordinator of the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) EIT FOOD, European Institute of Technology (EIT).
2015 – 2016 Chairman of the European Consortium FoodConnects preparing a KIC Food4Future proposal for the EIT FOOD Call (Horizon 2020).
since 2015 Member of the ZIEL – Institute for Food and Health, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
2006 – 2008 Vice spokesman of the International Research Training Group Münster/Germany - Nagoya/Japan of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
2005 – 2010 Member of the Senate Commission on Food Safety (SKLM) of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
2003 – 2007 Member of the International Graduate School of Chemistry (GSC), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Muenster, Germany.
2003 – 2006 Management Committee member of the European COST-Action 927 “Thermally processed food: potential health implications“.
since 2000 Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
1999 – 2004 Head of the working group “Spectroscopic structure elucidation “of the European COST Action 919.
since 1993 Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCH).

Other Measures of Esteem

since 2017
Director in the Supervisory Board of the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) EIT FOOD.
since 2015 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried/Munich, Germany.
since 2013 Chair of the Education and Science Committee of the Economic Advisory Counsil of Bavaria.
since 2011 Member of the Governing Board of TUM CREATE Ltd., Singapore.
since 2011 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany.
since 2010 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Medical and Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin, Germany.

Fellowships and Awards

2016 Otto-von-Guericke Award, German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF), Germany.
2015 Eric Kneen Memorial Award, American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC), USA.
2014 Advancement in the Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), San Francisco, USA.
2013 Research Article of the Year Award 2013, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA.
2008 Fellow Award of the Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA.
2006 Top-3 winner in the academic inventor’s competition of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
2003 Research Transfer Award, University of Muenster, Germany.
2003 Golden Brendel Best Teaching Award, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Muenster, Germany.
2002 Firmenich Flavour and Fragrance Science Award, Weurman Symposium, Beaune, France.
1999 Young Scientist Award of the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA.
1999 Kurt-Täufel Award of the Young Scientist, German Chemical Society (GDCH), Germany.
1996 Award of the Fond of the Chemical Industry (FCI), Germany.