Claus Rüger, PhD
Dresden Science Program
Professor Dr. Claus Rüger studied chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden, earned his PhD in 1970, and his second PhD in 1983. Since 1998 he is a honorary professor for organic chemistry at the TU Dresden. From 1976 to 1977 he did post-doctorate study in the Slovak and Czech Academy of Science. From 1982 to 1990 he was the head of the Technology Research Department of Arzneimittelwerk, Dresden. He was the managing director of this company from 1990 to 2003, and was responsible worldwide for the production and technical activities of ASTA Medica AG from 1997 to 2000. Since 2003, he had an university teaching position for organic chemistry at the TU Dresden. Teaching activities included lectures, seminars and labs in the field of organic chemistry, chemical kinetics, structure determination and pharmaceutical industries. His key activities are in the synthesis of drugs, stabilization of polymers and the industrial marketing strategies in the pharmaceutical companies.