The Warren K. Lewis Lectureship in Chemical Engineering
"Sustainable Growth through Chemical Innovation"
Friday, May 4, 2007
Stefan Marcinowski was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1953. From 1971 to 1976 he studied chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart and Freiburg. He obtained his doctorate under Professor Grisebach in 1978 and remained as an assistant at his Biochemical Institute in Freiburg until 1979.
In 1979, Dr. Marcinowski joined BASF’s Main Laboratory, where he performed research work in the field of biotechnology until 1986. He then worked as personal assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors for two years.
From March 1988 to May 1992, Dr. Marcinowski headed the Public Relations Department. From June 1992 until the end of 1994 he was Vice-Presidente Executivo of BASF S.A. in Brazil. From January 1995 to May 1997, he was appointed President of the Plastic Foams and Reactive Resins division in Ludwigshafen.
Dr. Marcinowski was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft with effect from May 16, 1997. He was initially responsible for research, later also for the Functional Polymers and Performance Chemicals divisions as well as for the region South America.
Since February 2003, Dr. Marcinowski’s responsibilities include the Inorganics, Petrochemicals and Intermediates divisions, as well as the competence centers Chemicals Research & Engineering and Corporate Engineering. In addition, Dr. Marcinowski is Research Executive Director and is responsible for University Relations & Research Planning. Since April 2001 Dr. Marcinowski has been responsible for BASF Future Business GmbH.
Dr. Marcinowski married in 1976 and has three children.