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Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe received his BSc in Physics and Chemistry in 1991 from the then University of Yaoundé (now University of Yaoundé 1), Cameroon. In 1992, he moved to Germany where he obtained a MSc and PhD in Chemistry in 1995 and 1999, respectively, from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. He completed his habilitation in Organic Chemistry at the same institution in 2006.

From 2006 to 2008, he spent postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, the University of Technology of Eindhoven in Holland, and at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. Since 2009, he researches and lectures at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, where he is presently member of the Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing (IPMT).

His main research interest is the design of semiconducting materials for optoelectronic applications. He is a member of Organic Electronics Association (OE-A), and a board member of the World University Service (WUS) in Germany. He is the initiator of the German-Cameroonian Coordination Office, initiator and International Coordinator of the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE), initiator and chairperson of ANSOLE e.V., an institution legally representing ANSOLE, and initiator of the Cameroon Renewable Energy Network (CAMREN). He also initated and coordinates the research platform BALEWARE (Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications).

In 2015 he was an independent evaluator for the World Bank Group in higher education issues and was appointed member of the scientific council of the newly created École Supérieure des Métiers des Energies Renouvelables (ESMER), in Benin. He was part of the team engaged in developing research programs at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria. In 2016 he was appointed the first Distinguished Brian O´Connell Visiting Fellow of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

He is the director of the VolkswagenStiftung-sponsored Summer Schools on sustainable energetics and on water. He is presently PhD supervisor and visiting lecturer at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) of the University of Rwanda in Kigali.

He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles. He speaks 5 languages and is father of 4 children.