Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Since obtaining his PhD in physical chemistry from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1992, Professor Epple has worked at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), the Royal Institution (London, UK), and the Universities of Hamburg (Germany) and Bochum (Germany). In 2003, he was appointed chair of inorganic chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), his current position.
His research interests are focused on the synthesis and biomedical application of inorganic materials (especially nanoparticles), crystallisation phenomena and solid-state reactions. He also has a strong interest in biomaterials research and the understanding of biomineralization. He is the past President of the German Society for Biomaterials. In these areas, he has published more than 370 papers (h-index 43), including 13 in RSC Advances, and supervised more than 50 PhD theses.