European Advanced Materials Award 2019

Professor 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. As a result of his partly interdisciplinary research, he has more than 230 publications in refereed journals to his name. Currently, Prof. Pfnur is a speaker of a large collaborative research project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemein-schaft on atomic wires. Furthermore, he serves in a number of national and international committees as a referee as well as member of the Academic Senate in Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.

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. Prof. Burger has developed a program in crystal growth of semiconductor and scintillator materials and their use in nuclear radiation detection and imaging for nuclear nonproliferation applications. He has co-authored or edited more than 500 publications and presentations in refereed journals and proceedings. Moreover, he also holds as many as 15 US patents. Dr. Burger is also a Fellow of SPIE and serves as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences and obtained four R&D 100 awards.

Professor 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. He is a prolific writer and so far, has published as many as 123 journal papers and also a Chapter in an Encyclopedia. Prof. Chen has been the recipient to a high number of prizes and awards, including the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2017, Honorable Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Beijing Science and Technology Award, 2nd Prize, 2008.