Advanced Materials Award

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.

Advanced Materials Award Eligiblity | IAAM

Eligibility

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.


Prof. Prasad KDV Yarlagadda, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Australian Advanced Materials Award 2020

Prof. Prasad KDV Yarlagadda

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.

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Australian Advanced Materials Award 2020

Prof. Qingyuan Wang

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.

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Prof. Qingyuan Wang, Chengdu University, China
Prof. M. Ricardo Ibarra, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Advanced Functional Materials Award 2019

Prof. M. Ricardo Ibarra

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.

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European Advanced Materials Award 2019

Prof. Herbert Pfnür

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.

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Prof. Herbert Pfnür, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Professor Arnold Burger, Fisk University, USA

European Advanced Materials Award 2019

Professor Arnold Burger

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.

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European Advanced Materials Award 2019

Prof. Guangming Chen

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.

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Prof. Guangming Chen, Shenzhen University, China
Dr. Rainer Eichberger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Energy Award 2019

Dr. Rainer Eichberger

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.

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IAAM Investigator Award 2019

Dr. Gerard Berginc

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.

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Dr. Gerard Berginc, THALES Optronics Division, France
Dr. Jun Hayakawa, Hitachi, Center for Exploratory Research, Japan

IAAM Investigator Award 2019

Dr. Jun Hayakawa

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.

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Asian Advanced Materials Award 2019

Prof. Manoj Gupta

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.

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Prof. Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

American Advanced Materials Award 2019

Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal

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.

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American Advanced Materials Award 2019

Prof. Yi Lung Mo

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.

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Prof. Yi Lung Mo, University of Houston (UH), USA
Prof. Ryo Yoshida, The University of Tokyo, Japan

New Age Technology Award 2018

Prof. Ryo Yoshida

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.

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European Advanced Energy Materials Award 2018

Prof. Cengiz Ozkan

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.

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Prof. Cengiz Ozkan, University of California Riverside, USA
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Asian Advanced Materials Award 2018

Prof. Zeev Zalevsky

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.

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2D Materials Award 2018

Hongwei Zhu

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.

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Hongwei Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Quanxi Jia, University at Buffalo, USA

European Advanced Materials Award 2018

Prof. Quanxi Jia

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.

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European Advanced Materials Award 2018

Prof. Hong Ding

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.

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Prof. Hong Ding, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Qingjie Zhang, Wuhan University of Technology, China

European Advanced Materials Award 2018

Prof. Qingjie Zhang

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.

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Energy Award 2018

Prof. Leon Shaw

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.

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Prof. Leon Shaw, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Cristiana Di Valentin, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Nano Award 2018

Prof. Cristiana Di Valentin

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.

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Nano Award 2018

Xiao-Yu Yang

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.

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Xiao-Yu Yang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Prof. Sigeru Omatu, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

Sensors and Actuators Award 2018

Prof. Sigeru Omatu

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.

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Polymer Award 2018

Prof. Mieczyslaw Lapkowski

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.

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Prof. Mieczyslaw Lapkowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland