Frank Würthner was born in 1964 in Villingen-Schwenningen/Germany. He studied Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart where he obtained his PhD degree in 1993 working with Prof. Franz Effenberger on donor-acceptor substituted oligothiophenes and their use in molecular electronics. After a postdoctoral year as an AvH-Feodor-Lynen fellow in the laboratories of Julius Rebek, Jr. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/USA he joined BASF Dye Stuff Research in Ludwigshafen/Germany to work on functional dyes for speciality applications like non-impact printing, electroluminescence and nonlinear optics. In 1997 he moved to University of Ulm to start his habilitation with projects on organic materials for photonics and supramolecular dye chemistry. Since October 2002 he is full professor in Würzburg (Chair of Organic Chemistry II). Honors and Awards: 2009 Steinhofer Award & Lectureship (Universität Freiburg)。 2005 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowshi。 2002 Arnold Sommerfeld Award of the Bavarian Academy of Science。 2000 Otto Röhm Memorial Award。 1999 DFG Habilitandenstipendium。 1997 Liebig Fellowship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)。 1995 Feodor Lynen Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) 。 Publications, Lectures, more than 200 publications, 15 granted patents and 180 lectures in the period from 1990 to 2010.