Marco Haumann is a senior lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU, Germany) since 2003. He studied Engineering and Chemistry at the universities of Dortmund and Berlin (Germany). After obtaining his PhD degree in 2001, he spent two years at the universities of Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa), developing novel catalysts in collaboration with Sasol Technology Pty Limited. From 2011 to the end of 2012, he was in charge of the establishment of the new FAU Branch Campus in Busan, South Korea. He has authored more than 40 scientific publications (h-factor of 15) and was awarded the Arnold-Eucken prize of the Association of German Engineers (VDI-GVC) in 2011 for his contributions on SILP technology. His main scientific focus is the development of novel supported ionic liquid phase materials for catalysis and separation science.