Dr. Peter Schroth is currently Head of Division in the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), responsible for “New Materials”, including especially battery research.
Dr. Schroth graduated in physics at the University of Aachen (RWTH) in 1997. He then joined the Research Center Jülich to work on biosensors. He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Aachen. After that he was appointed Personal Assistant to the Board of Directors at the Research Center Jülich, covering the topics “Basic physical research and information technology”. In 2004, he joined the BMBF, where he held several positions in the divisions for “Basic Scientific Research” and “Electromobility” and as Senior Advisor to the State Secretary, before changing to his current position in August 2015.