Claus-Peter Niesert

Most new products are developed at interfaces between scientific disciplines, solving the challenges of the future requires working together across disciplines and geographies.


Our company is active in various fields of research and production - which well matches my personal interests. I enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment - that's where most breakthrough discoveries are happening today. Most new products are developed at interfaces between scientific disciplines,  solving the challenges of the future requires working together across disciplines and geographies. That's where I have most fun in: bringing forward new technologies and overcoming the challenges when new technologies and products get to the global market.

Most new products are developed at interfaces between scientific disciplines, solving the challenges of the future requires working together across disciplines and geographies.

Claus-Peter Niesert

Head, Global Quality Assurance Semiconductor Solutions


Joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany: 2000

Key research fields and topics:

  • Organic Chemist, process development expert, worked in different interdisciplinary fields ranging into physics, engineering and biotechnology. 

Prizes and awards:

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany LC Award 2012
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Award 2014

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CV & Scientific activities



  • K.-A.J. Bozhueyuek, F. Fleischhacker, A. Linck, F. Wesche, A. Tietze, C.-P. Niesert, H.B. BodeNature Chemistry (2018), 10(3), 275-281De novo design and engineering of non-ribosomal peptide synthetases
  • S. Szmais, A. Bamberg, C:-P. Niesert in J. Gausemeier (Hrsg.) Vorausschau und Technologieplanung, Band 374 (2017) der Verlagsschriftenreihe des Heinz Nixdorf InstitutsSmart Factory:  Next Generation Production
  • J.-M.J. Frechet, M.-K. Leung, E.J. Urankar, C.-G. Willson, J.F. Cameron, S.A. MacDonald, C.-P. Niesert, Chemistry of Materials (1997), 9(12), 2887-2893Photogenerated Base in Resist and Imaging Materials: Design of Functional Polymers Susceptible To Base
  • H. Port, G. Quapil, H.C. Wolf, F. Effenberger, C.-P. Niesert, R. Buhleier, Z. Gogolak, J. Kuhl.Springer Series in Chemical Physics (1993), 55(Ultrafast Phenomena VIII), 596-7Time-resolved charge separation in acceptor-substituted anthrylpolyenes
  • M. Schmelzer, S. Roth, C.-P. Niesert, F. Effenberger, R. LiThin Solid Films (1993), 235(1-2), 210-14Highly ordered LB films of DHAP: a donor-acceptor substituted polyene
  • C.G. Wilson, J.F. Cameron, A.A. MacDonald, C.-P. Niesert, C. P.Proc. SPIE- (1993), 1925(Advances in Resist Technology and Processing X), 354-65Resist materials design: base-catalyzed chemical amplification
  • From C. Bubeck, F. Effenberger, L. Häussling, D. Neher, C.-P. Niesert, H.R RingsdorfAdvanced Materials (1992), 4(6), 413-16Donor-acceptor substituted polyenes: orientation in mono- and multilayers
  • F. Effenberger, C.-P. Niesert Synthesis (1992), (11), 1137-44Preparation of conjugated polyenes with anthryl and N-methylpyridinium terminal groups
  • F. Effenberger, C.-P. Niesert, J. Kuehlwein, T. ZieglerSynthesis (1988), (3), 218-19A versatile synthesis of N-carboxy-,-didehydro--amino acid anhydrides (4-alkylidene-2,5-oxazolidinediones)


  • WO 2018114883 A1 20180628N, Koenen, I. Martynova, A. Jatsch, V. Hilarius, C.-P. Niesert, Mixtures comprising at least two organofunctional compounds which are constitutional isomers and their production and use in electronic devices
  • WO 2017020983 A1 20170209, C.-P. Niesert, H.B. Bode, K. Bozhueyuek,F. Fleischhacker Libraries of non-ribosomal peptide synthetase exchange units and their use in assembling novel enzymes
  • WO 2010108583 A1 20100930M, Helmreich, C.-P. Niesert, M. Schulte, W. Lindner, M. Lämmerhofer, C. HoffmannProcess for separating enantiomers of 3,6-dihydro-1,3,5-triazine derivatives
  • WO 2010109015 A1 20100930M, Helmreich, C.-P. Niesert, D. Cravo, G. Coquerel, G. Levilain,S. Wacharine-Antar ,P. CardinaelProcess for preparation of enantiomerically pure dihydro-1,3,5 triazines via preferential crystallization
  • WO 2004020391 A1 20040311K. Fabian, C.-P. Niesert, J. Kralik, K.-H. GlüsenkampMethod for the production of monoalkylaminoketones
  • EP 839822 A2 19980506C. Bingel, E. Hübscher, C.-P- Niesert, R. Zenk Process for catalytic hydrogenation of metallocenes
  • DE 4442293 A1 19960530, C.-P. Niesert, W-K.. Gries, G. Pawlowski, K.-J. Przybilla Siloxanes for preparation of plates for waterless offset printing
  • EP 705865 A1 19960410, C.-P. Niesert, G. Pawlowski, W.-K. Gries, K.-J. Przybilla Silicone-compatible photoinitiators for use in photosensitive compositions
  • DE4442293 A1 19960530, C.-P. Niesert, G. Pawlowski, W.K. Gries, K.-J. PrzybillaPolysiloxane copolymers for dry developing copying materials  
  • US 5545509 A 19960813J.F. Cameron, J.-M-J. Frechet, M.-K- Leung,C.-P. Niesert, S.A. Macdonald, C.G. WillsonPhotoresist composition with photosensitive base generator
  • EP 599571 A2 19940601J.F. Cameron, J.-M.J. Frechet, M.-K. Leung, C.-P. Niesert, S.A. MacDonald, C.G. WillsonPhotoresist composition
  • DE 3711802 A1 19881020F. Effenberger, J. Kuehlwein, C.-P. Niesert, T. Ziegler Process for the Preparation of 4-methylene-2,5-oxazolidinediones