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Herbert Gleiter

Herbert Gleiter

Chair and Professor
Institute of Nanotechnology, Research Center Karlsruhe
Germany

Biography

Herbert Gleiter received his Ph.D. in Physics. In 1973, Gleiter became Chair Professor of Materials Science and founded in 1988 today’s Leibniz Institute of New Materials at Saarbruecken, Germany. In 1994, he was appointed Member of the Executive Board of the Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany, and 4 years later he became the Founding Director of the Center’s Institute of Nanotechnology. In 2012 the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Nanjing founded the “Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience” and appointed him as the Institute’s Founding Director. Prof. Gleiter’s received more than 40 prizes, seven universities awarded him honorary doctorates. He is a Member of 12 National Academies.of Science and/or Engineering. In the late 70’s he opened the way to a new kind of materials, called today nano-crystalline materials and more recently, he initiated the new field of nano-glasses. It is the attractive perspective of these nano-glasses that they have the potential to provide the basis a new world of glass based technologies.

Research Interest

Nanotechnology and Nanoscience