Fellow
Herbert Gleiter
For distinguished contributions to the theoretical and practical uses of nanostructured materials
  • Applied Physics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology
  • herbert.gleiter@partner.kit.edu

FCAcad; Physicist and Materials Scientists; Professor and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Founding Director of the Herbert Gleiter International Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Science at Shenyang, China; Member of the German National Academy of Sciences; Member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Information

Membership Number: FCA1163

Membership Type: Full Fellowship

Division: Natural Sciences & Engineering and Applied Sciences

Corresponding Email: herbert.gleiter@partner.kit.edu

Homepage(s): https://www.int.kit.edu/staff_herbert.gleiter.php


"I feel very honoured having been elected as a Fellow of the Core Academy. My research has been focused to a large extent on the discovery and the development of new kinds of crystallie and non-crystalline - so called nanostructured  - materials which are characterized by novel atomic structures and novel properties and thus opening the door to a world of new nanostructured materials based technologies. As a result, several hundred thousand papers have been published on nanostructured materials so far and several Research Centers  have been founded world wide in this new field."


Present and Previous Positions

· Since 2023        Director of the Herbert Gleiter International Research Institute (HGII) of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Liaoning Academy of Materials at Shenyang, China

· Since 2021        Founding Director of the Herbert Gleiter International Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Science at Shenyang, China

· Since 2015        Senior Fellow (jointly with the Nobel and Fields Medal Laureates Haroche, Lehn, and Small) of the Institute of Advanced Studies, City University of Hong Kong

· Since 2012        Founding Director of the Herbert Gleiter Institute of  Nanoscience  of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

· Since 2006        Professor and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 

· 2007 - 2010         Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA

· 2005                    Distinguished Scholar of the Korean Research Foundation, Seoul, Korea

· 2004 - 2007         Kuang-pui Chair Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China

· 1998 - 2004         Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany

· 1998                    Founding Director (jointly with Profs. J M Lehn and D. Fenske) of the  Institute of Nanotechnology, Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany

· 1994 - 1998         Member of the Executive Board of the Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany

· 1987 - 1994         Founding Director of the Institute of New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany

· 1982                    Call to the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

· 1980                    Call to the University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

· 1973 -1994          Professor/Director of the Institute of Material Science, University of the Saarland, Germany

· 1972                    Professor, Institute of Materials Science, University Bochum, Germany

· 1971                    Visiting Scientist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

· 1970                    D. Sc. (Habilitation) in Material Science at the University of Bochum, Germany

· 1966 - 1969         Research Fellow at Harvard University Cambridge, USA

· 1966                    Ph.D. in Physics at the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany

· 1959-1965           Student of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany

 

Fields of Scholarship and Research Interests

Applied Physics; Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology


Professor Gleiter and his research group opened the way to a new kind of materials, called today nano-crystalline materials.  In fact, today more than 800 papers are published annually in this area of Materials Science and about 6 to 8 international conferences on nano-materials are organized every year. One of his pioneering papers on nano-crystalline materials has been cited so far more than 4000 times. In recent years, Herbert Gleiter expanded the field of Materials Science by developing nanostructured non-crystalline materials that are called today nano-glasses. Nano-glasses can be produced with atomic structures and/or with chemical compositions that cannot be generated in the form of crystalline materials or in the form of the glassy materials we have today resulting in new properties of nano-glasses. The utilization of these new properties permits the development of new technologies In other words, nano-glasses may open the way into a “glass age” that would be based on the new properties of nano-glasses, similar to the bronze or iron age that were based on the new properties of bronze or iron when they were discovered.


Honors, Awards and Other Membership

1998                   Member of the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldia, Germany,

2004                   Member of the US National Academy of Engineering

2004                   Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2006                   Member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering

2007-12              Vice President of the German National Academy of Sciences

2009                   Member of the European Academy of Sciences

2009                   Member of the Indian Academy of Sciences

2011                   Member of the Indian Science Academy

2014                   Member of the Academia Europaea

2014                   Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

2015                   Member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences  

2016                   Member of the US National Academy of Inventors

2023                   Member of the Chinese National Academy of Sciences

2023                   Member of the Liaoning Academy of Materials


Honorary Membership

1985                   Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science

1994                   Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India

1996                   Honorary Fellow of the Materials Research Society of India

2008                   Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS), USA

2009                   Honorary Member of the German Materials Society

2011                    Honorary Member of the American Nano Society

2011                    Fellow of the Indian Society of Mathematical Modelling

2011                    Fellow of the Indian Society of Mathematical Modelling and Simulation

2011                    Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), USA


Honors and Awards

2020                  Senior Fellow of the University of Lanzhou and the Chinese Academy of Science

2020                  Honorary Doctor of Lanzhou University

2020                  Researcher of the Year, Advanced Materials Letters

2019                  Advanced Materials Laureate of the International Association of Advanced Materials

2018                  Jan Czochralski Medal and Award, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw University,     

2016                  Friendship Award and Medal of Merit of Chinese Government, Jiangsu, China

2015                  Corthenius Medal of the German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina

2015                  Honorary Doctor of the City University of Hong Kong

2014                  2014 Distinguished Lecturer, University of Hong Kong

2012                  Zijin Chair Professor Award of the Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience of the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

2012                  Nanomaterials Award 2012

2012                  Edward DeMille Campbell Award, American Society for Metals (ASM)

2009                  R.F. Mehl Award of the Minerals, Metals, Materials Society, USA

2009                  Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences, Belgium

2009                  NANO Today Award of the Agency for Science, Technology Research, Singapore

2008                  Honorary Doctor of the University of Muenster, Germany

2008                  Honorary Doctor of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

2008                  Achievement Award NANOSPD Int. Steering Committee

2008                  Staudinger-Durrer  Award of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

2008                  Honorary Member of the German Materials Society DGM

2008                  Von Hippel Award of the Materials Research Society, USA

2007                  Gold Medal of Acta Materialia

2006                  Humboldt Medal of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

2005                   Distinguished Scholar of the Korean Research Foundation

2004                   Honorary  Professor of Lanzhou University, PR China

2004                   H. Lee Lecture Award of Chinese Academy of Science

2004                  Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China

2003                  Nanomaterials Award of the Deutsche Bank, Germany

2002                  Honorary Doctor of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

2000                  Van Horn Award of Case Western University Cleveland, USA

1999                  Werner Heisenberg Medal of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

1998                  Heyn Medal of the German Society for Materials Science

1995                  Gold Medal of the Federation of European Material Societies (FEMS), Belgium

1993                  Vinci of Excellence Award of the Hennessy-Vuitton Foundation,  France

1993                  Max-Planck-Research Prize of the Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck-Society, Germany

1992                  Member of the President’s Council of the University of Illinois, USA

1992                  TMS Lecture Award of the minerals, Metals and Materials Society

1991                  Order of Merit of Saarland, Germany

1988                  Leibniz Prize of the German National Science Foundation (DFG)

1984                  Alcoa Prize of the Alcoa Foundation, USA

1979                  Karl-Schurz Award of the University of Wisconsin, USA

1972                  Masing Prize of the German Society for Metals


Selected Publications

Web of Science Citation Index: more than 300 publications; sum of all citations:  35 000; h - index:  87 


Three Most Highly Cited Publications

Nanocrystalline materials. H. Gleiter Progress in Materials Science 33  223-315 (1989) Times cited 3500 

Nanostructured materials. Basic Concepts and Microstructure H. Gleiter Acta Materialia  48  1-29  (2000) Times cited 2800 

Ceramics ductile at low temperatures. J. Karch, R. Birringer, H. Gleiter Nature  330  556-558  (1987) Times cited 2100


Other Information

https://www.ae-info.org/ae/Member/Gleiter_Herbert 

https://www.nae.edu/30851/Dr-Herbert-Gleiter  

https://www.amacad.org/person/herbert-gleiter

https://www.leopoldina.org/fileadmin/redaktion/Mitglieder/CV_Gleiter_Herbert_EN.pdf