Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Klaus Unger was early involved in the development of modern liquid chromatography (HPLC) in the 1970ies especially as an expert on porous silica that still is the main adsorbent in the field. His research interests are the design and synthesis of porous materials as adsorbents and catalysts, surface functionalization and characterization. 

He has applied his knowledge of porous materials for the development of liquid phase separation methods, in both pressure and electrically driven modes, applied in the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields as well as for multidimensional liquid chromatography in proteomics.