Louis Winnubst graduated in 1979 from the University of Amsterdam in Inorganic Chemistry and Catalytic Materials/Processes.
At the University of Twente he obtained his doctor’s degree in 1984 on the PhD thesis entitled: "Electrical and Interface Properties of Pure and Modified Yttria Stabilized Zirconia".
His promotor was Prof. dr. ir. A.J. Burggraaf.
Since 1985 he is assistant professor in Ceramic Materials/Inorganic Membranes at the faculty of Science & Technology of the University of Twente. He authored and co-authored about 125 scientific papers and was co-advisor of 14 PhD projects.
Since 2013 he is appointed as a part-time professor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
In 1994 Louis was on a three-month sabbatical leave at the Department of Materials of the University of Oxford (prof. R.J. Brook) where he studied polymer-ceramic composites with special dielectric properties.
In 1998 he stayed for half a year at the Ceramic Research Centre of Corus (now TATA steel), IJmuiden (NL), working on a project on refractory materials as used in steel ladles.
From February 1999 – July 2001 he worked as visiting scientist/lecturer at the laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry of the Delft University of Technology (prof. J. Schoonman) a/o on ceramic proton conductors and education in bioceramics.
Since 2004 he is regularly visiting the School of Chemistry and Materials Science of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei (prof. C.S. Chen).
Louis Winnubst was president of the Dutch Ceramic Society (NKV) from 2002 - 2008 and from 2005 - 2011 treasurer of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) and the Trust of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society. Since 2011 is a member of ECerS permanent executive committee and leader of the education and young ceramists network of ECerS.