Thomas M. Klapötke

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Thomas Matthias Klapötke (born February 24, 1961 in Göttingen) is a German inorganic chemist. He was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Glasgow from 1992 to 1997. Since 1997, he has been Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU).

Klapötke currently does research at the University of Munich with a group of about 30 employees, mainly on explosives. According to media reports, Klapötke directs the "only university chemistry lab in Germany that deals with defense".[1]


  1. ^ Harro Albrecht (26 Apr 2008). "Mann mit Wumm". Die Zeit.