Advanced Materials Award is one of the many awards that the International Association of Advanced Materials presents to researchers and scientists around the world to appreciate the hard work and unyielding efforts of high-achieving researchers. Advanced Materials Award is a prestigious honour that is conferred upon worthy and deserving researchers to recognize their years of hard work and perseverance. By honouring the researchers and scientists with this coveted award, IAAM aims to inspire the members of the scientific community to work harder and also motivate the young researchers to pursue the path of research on a long-term.
The Advanced Materials Award is given to a researcher who has made some important research contributions in the field of Advanced Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology. This award is utilized by the association to recognize long-standing involvement and far-reaching research contribution across the world during the fifteen years preceding the year of the award. All over the world, any researcher engaged in the field of Advanced Materials Science and Technology is eligible for this prestigious honour.
Over the years, International Association of Advanced Materials has honoured hundreds of researchers and scientists with affiliations from some of the best institutes of the world with this coveted award. The association’s aim, throughout these last ten years, has been to recognize the determination, hard work, and perseverance that goes into conducting research for decades and into generating even the smallest of path-breaking ideas that prove to be beneficial for the scientific community and lead to the advancement of materials to global excellence.
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Prof. Prasad KDV Yarlagadda has worked in the industry and academia for over 35 years. He is a distinguished graduate of IIT Bombay and brought considerable Bio manufacturing skills to Australia based on his prior experience in India, Hong Kong, Paua New Guinea, and Singapore.
Chengdu University, China
Prof. Qingyuan Wang is a full Professor of Sichuan University since 2001. He is currently the president of Chengdu University. He received his PhD in 1998 from Ecole Centrale Paris, France, followed by postdoctoral experience from 1999 to 2003 in Faculty of Engineering of Purdue University, and JSPS fellow at Kagoshima University, Japan.
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Professor M. Ricardo Ibarra has been developing his academic and research activity as Full professor at the University of Zaragoza since 1995. He was the head of Condensed Matter Physic Department (1993-2000), commissioned for the foundation of the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) in 2000, and Director since its foundation in 2003.
Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Prof. Herbert Pfnür is currently serving as a Professor of Experimental Physics at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. His research activities cover a wide range of topics, including kinetics of adsorption and desorption, infrared spectroscopy, electron diffraction, and two-dimensional phase transitions, low-dimensional physics, electronic properties of insulator/semiconductor/metal heterostructures.
Fisk University, USA
Prof. Arnold Burger is a Professor of Physics at Fisk, the director of the Materials Science and Applications Group, which he founded. He also serves as the Director of Fisk-NSF Center of Excellence for Biological Signatures and Sensing. Over his prolific career, he has conducted some extensive research and generated some breakthrough ideas.
Shenzhen University, China
Prof. Chen is a Distinguished Professor at the College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, China. He has conducted some extensive research I different fields including Polymer/Inorganic Nanocomposites, Polymer Thermoelectric Composites, Nanocomposite Hydrogels, and Polymer/Layered Double Hydroxide Composites.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Dr. Rainer Eichberger is the head of the “Time resolved laser spectroscopy” group at the Institute for “Solar Fuels” of Prof. Roel van de Krol, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Germany. He is specialized in ultrafast laser spectroscopy and fundamental research of carrier transport phenomena in hybrid semiconductor absorber materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis.
THALES Optronics Division, France
Dr. Berginc is currently serving as the Chief Scientist, Manager of Advanced Research and Technology at THALES Optronics Division. In the year 2015, he was named the Chairman of OPTITEC. Dr. Berginc’s has been involved in the field of scattering theory for over thirty years and his research activities include electromagnetic scattering, quantum confinement, nano-optics, plasmonics, new imaging techniques and nanostructured thin films.
Hitachi, Center for Exploratory Research, Japan
Dr. Hayakawa is the Chief Researcher at Hitachi Ltd. Research & Development Group, Center for Exploratory Research, Japan. He is widely known for the extensive and high-quality research that he has conducted in the areas of Quantum physics and related materials; especially, energy conversion materials such as thermoelectric materials, spin dependent transport properties, and devices such as tunnel magneto resistive devices.
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Gupta completed his M. Eng. degree (Metallurgy) in 1987 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and was awarded the GOLD MEDAL. He pursued his doctoral programme at the University of California, Irvine, and PDF from University of Alberta, Canada. Currently, Prof. Gupta works as an Associate Professor.
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal is currently the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an elected Fellow of 22 prestigious societies ASME, IEEE, AIAA, Royal Aeronautical Society, etc. for his extraordinary research contributions.
University of Houston (UH), USA
Prof. Yi Lung Mo is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Houston (UH), USA. He is also Chair Professor at the College of Urban and Infrastructure Research, Tsinghua University, China. Prof.
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof Ryo Yoshida works as a Professor at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He obtained his doctorate in the year 1993 from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He has been conducting extensive research on different areas of materials science including polymer gels, smart (intelligent) materials, biomimetics, artificial muscles, artificial organs, controlled drug release, and many more.
University of California Riverside, USA
Cengiz S. Ozkan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of California, Riverside. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 1997. Before joining UCR in 2001, Dr. Ozkan was employed in the semiconductor industry.
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Prof Zeev Zalevsky currently serves as the Head of the Electro-Optics study program at the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Nano Photonics Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He completed his doctorate in Optoelectronics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Hongwei Zhu works as a Professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. He obtained his doctorate degree in Materials Processing Engineering in the year 2003 from Tsinghua University. He conducted his Post Doc studies in Japan and USA and then began his career as a faculty member at Tsinghua University in 2008.
University at Buffalo, USA
Professor Quanxi Jia is an Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York. He is also the Scientific Director of New York State Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Professor Hong Ding is a Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Managing Director and Chief Scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995.
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Professor Qingjie Zhang is the President of Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at WUT, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing. He received both his graduate and doctoral degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in the year 1984 and 1990 respectively.
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Professor Leon L. Shaw is Rowe Family Endowed Chair Professor in Sustainable Energy and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. His main research interest is in nanomaterials synthesis and processing for energy storage and structural applications.
University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Professor Cristiana Di Valentin received her Ph.D. degree in 2000 in collaboration with the Technische Universität München. She was appointed by the University of Milano-Bicocca as Assistant Professor in 2002, as Associate Professor in 2012, and as Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry in 2018.
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Xiao-Yu Yang earned his B.S. degree from Jilin University in 2000 and his joint Ph. D. degree from Jilin University, China and FUNDP, Belgium(co-education) in 2007. He is currently working as full professor at State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Material Synthesis and Processing and visiting professor at Harvard University.
Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Sigeru Omatu works as a Professor at the Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Robotics & Design Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University in 1974 and joined the faculty at University of Tokushima in 1969.
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Professor Mieczyslaw Lapkowski is the Director of Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers, Silesian University of Technology, since 2008. For his research contribution, he has been awarded with the Scientific Awards of the Minister of Science and Higher Education in 1983, 1991, 2005, and 2012; Award of Golden Cross in 199, Award of the Polish Chemical Society in 1991, and Award of the Polish Foundation for Science in 1992.