Professor Dr. Rolf D Schmid MBA

Professor Dr. Rolf D Schmid MBA



  • *January, 1942
  • Graduated in chemistry and biochemistry at the Universities of München and Freiburg
  • Dr. rer. nat.
  • Post-doctoral training in France and the USA
  • Research scientist at Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf
  • Head of Biotechnology R&D
  • Head of the Enzyme Technology Division of the Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung
  • Full Professor for Enzyme Technology at Braunschweig Technical University
  • Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Technical Biochemistry at the University of Stuttgart
  • MBA International Marketing from Reutlingen University
  • Honorary Professor of Nanjing University of Technology
  • 2007 Foundation of Bio4Business
  • 2015 -2018 Steinbeis-Beratungszentrum Asia Technology Consulting

Visiting researcher at:

  • National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Anthropology, Leipzig
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China

Scientific standing:

  • ~400 publications, 5 books, about 80 patents or patent applications
  • 3 books and over 30 publications on biotechnology in Japan and China
  • member of various scientific organizations in Germany, the USA and Japan
  • past chairman of the IUPAC Committee on Biotechnology
  • past chairman functions at DECHEMA organizations
  • 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, Biotechnology Division

Company links:

  • past member and chairman of the Supervisory Board, past chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg
  • past Chairman of the Scientifc Advisory Board of Toulouse White Biotech
  • honorary ember of the Scientifc Advisory Board of CLIB2020
  • past adviser to companies in Germany, Switzerland and France

Government links:

  • Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg/Germany: past coordinator for the bilateral cooperation in the field of biotechnology with Jiangsu Province, Shanghai and Kanagawa Prefecture (since 2009 – 2019)
  • Dept. of Science and Technology, Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, China: Science and Technology Development Advisor (since 2008)
  • Shandong Energy Institute, Qingdao: member of the international advisory board
Dr. Xin Xiong

Dr. Xin Xiong


  • December 1977
  • Graduated in technical biology at the University of Stuttgart
  • Dr. rer. nat.
  • Post-doctoral training in Stuttgart & Magdeburg
  • Scientist at Natural and Medical Sceinces Inst. at University of Tübingen
  • Head of Biofunctionalized surfaces at NMI
  • Since 2015 Lecturer at Reutlingen University

Scientific Standing

  • >20 publications and 3 books/book-contributions (Collagen based biomaterials and biofunctionalized surfaces for medical applications)
  • BP-Young Scientist/Student award 2008
  • Hugo-Geiger Prize 2005
  • Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Scholarship as a PhD student

Advising activities

  • GTAI monthly newsletter for pharmaceutical industry and medical technology industry in China (Federal ministry of economy)
  • Advisor of Steinbeis Asia Technology Consulting
  • Advisor of Bären-Medical GmbH


  • TüV süd Certificate for regulatory affairs (MDR in EU)
  • Working permission with Risk group 2 microorganisms according to IfSG