Dr. Wolfram Palitzsch was born in Herrnhut in 1966. Between 1988 and 1993 he studied chemistry on the TH Leuna-Merseburg. His diploma thesis dealt with organometallic compounds of the elements vanadium, niobium and tantalum. In 1998 he completed his PhD on the subject of novel transition metal-silicon compounds and graduated on the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg. Between 1998 and 2000 he was a researcher on the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry on the University in Freiberg. Since 2000 he works as chief technology officer (CTO) at Loser Chemie GmbH.