Gunther Brunklaus studied chemistry at the University of Münster, where he received his diploma in 1999. His PhD thesis in the group of Prof. H. Eckert concentrated on the application and development of solid-state NMR methods suitable for connectivity studies in solid electrolytes, e.g. copper-ion conducting phosphochalcogenides. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Münster in 2003, he continued his work on self-assembling supramolecular coordination compounds in the group of Prof. H. Eckert. In 2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. S. J. Opella at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the UC San Diego, where he investigated peptides and transmembrane proteins in lipids using NMR methods. After his return to Germany in 2005, he joined the group of Prof. H. W. Spiess at the MPI-P. His current research interests focus on advanced solid-state NMR techniques applied to supramolecular systems and ion conducters.