The International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) has awarded its Advanced Materials Laureate 2019 to Professor Herbert Gleiter.

According to the IAAM, Professor Gleiter is a pioneer in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially in nanoglasses and non-crystalline nanomaterials. He was the professor/director of the Institute of Material Science from 1973–1994 and was also the founding director of the Institute of New Materials and the Institute of Nanotechnology, all in Germany. He established the Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in 2012.

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