Thomas J. J. Müller has been from 2006 to date Director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. From 2008-2010 he served as the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry. He is member of several boards of foundations in Germany. In 2015 he was elected to the board of chairmen of the Liebig Society of Organic Chemistry (2016-2019). In 2001 he was awarded the SYNTHESIS-SYNLETT-Journals Award, in 2013 the First Prize of Evonik Call for Research Proposals (ECRP), in 2016 he received a call to a chair of organic chemistry at Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg, which he declined.