Advanced Materials Laureate

Advanced Materials Laureate is one of the highest honours that the International Association of Advanced Materials confers upon elite researchers and scientists. This highly coveted honour is presented to pioneer researchers who have revolutionized a particular field and facilitated the progress of Materials Science, Engineering & Technology. Since the year 2013, IAAM has honoured 08 highly accomplished and renowned scientific researchers with this title.

The Advanced Materials Laureate is a title that is presented to a researcher who has explored an untrodden area of Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology and made significant contributions. The association honours the pioneer researchers for their outstanding efforts for the advancement of materials to global excellence. Over the years, Advanced Materials Laureate has come about to be widely regarded as one of the highest honours for any researcher working in a diverse background.

Nomination Guidelines

IAAM invites the leading scientists and researchers to file their nominations along with updated CVs for the prestigious title of ‘Advanced Materials Laureate’. The nomination is accepted to everybody, including researchers, scientists, professionals, policymakers, government agencies, and independent researchers, considering that they are responsible for significant advancements and breakthrough in an area of Advanced Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology. For detailed and comprehensible guidelines regarding Eligibility and the process to file nomination

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IAAM runs a diverse awards and recognitions program, through which it offers a huge number of honours and recognitions in the field of materials science, engineering, and technology to worthy scientists, researchers, professionals, students, govt. organizations, and policymakers all around the world. The association runs this awards program to honour and recognize the contributions of deserving minds to promote the advancement of materials to sustainable and green world.

The Title

‘Advanced Materials Laureate’ is widely considered as one of the topmost honours that any researcher or scientist operating in the field of Advanced Materials can achieve. The title is a recognition of excellence in Advanced Materials Research and Innovation. All the deserving scientists who are selected as the recipient of this honour are required to deliver the Advanced Materials Laureate lecture in the Advanced Materials Lecture Series or in one of the assemblies of the Advanced Materials Congress. The lecture is recorded and published in the Open Access Video Journal of IAAM, Video Proceedings of Advanced Materials.


IAAM follows a rigorous peer-review and scientific screening process for selecting the Advanced Materials Laureate. The association confers this honour upon a highly accomplished researcher who has been a leader in an interdisciplinary scientific field. IAAM considers elite scientists and researchers who have been responsible for significant progresses in a field- but not limited to Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Medicine, Engineering, Atmosphere, Ocean Sciences, and Planetary Sciences. The individuals who operate as independent researchers are also eligible for this title if they have demonstrated excellent research.

In terms of eligibility, any researcher or scientist around the world who has contributed heavily to advances in Materials and made efforts to disseminate scientific education, promote materials research are considered for this honour. IAAM does not take into account any factors like religion, gender, age, nationality, background, ethnicity, etc. to shortlist the recipients for this honour.

Selection Procedure

With the help of scientific databases, IAAM reviews the research and findings contributed by different scientists to the area of Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology. On the basis of the results of the peer-review and scientific screening process, IAAM invites the deserving scientific contributors to file their nomination for the honour of ‘Advanced Materials Laureate’. IAAM’s Scientific Committee is the sole authority in matters of reviewing the nominations. This committee is responsible for shortlisting the researchers to submit their abstract for the Advanced Materials Laureate lecture to be delivered in either the Advanced Materials Lecture Series or online in the Advanced Materials Congress. The Advanced Materials Laureate lecture is delivered within three months of the submission of the abstract.


IAAM forms a search committee that conducts the initial peer-review process for ‘Advanced Materials Laureate’. In order to arrive at the final conclusion, the scientific committee considers the achievements and contributions of the individuals irrespective of other factors. In the last decade, IAAM has honoured world renowned materials scientists with the title of Advanced Materials Laureate.

Prof. Cengiz S. Ozkan, University of California, Riverside, USA

Announcement of Advanced Materials Laureate 2020

Prof. Cengiz S. Ozkan

University of California, Riverside, USA

International Association of Advanced Materials feels very honored and privileged to confer the ‘Advanced Materials Laureate 2020’ to Prof. Cengiz S. Ozkan from University of California, Riverside, USA for his several years of diligence and uncountable efforts for the promotion of advanced materials science & technology. We heartily congratulate Prof. Ozkan for being recognized with this highly prestigious award.

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Advanced Materials Laureate 2019

Prof. Herbert Gleiter

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

In 2019, the title of ‘Advanced Materials Laureate’ was awarded to renowned scientist, Professor Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Prof. Gleiter is a revolutionary researcher of the world of nanoscience and his work is primarily focused on the application of nanotechnology, studying nanoglasses, which is a new class of non-crystalline nanomaterials. He also focuses on the transition between classical physics and quantum physics.

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Prof. Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Frank Engelke, Bruker Biospin GmbH, Germany

Advanced Materials Laureate 2019

Dr. Frank Engelke

Bruker Biospin GmbH, Germany

In the 27th assembly of Advanced Materials Congress organized by International Association of Advanced Materials in Stockholm, Sweden from 11 to 14 August 2019, the association honoured as many as 30 researchers from all over the wold with the most prestigious awards and accolades.

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Advanced Materials Laureate 2018

Prof. Enge Wang

Chinese Academy of Science, China

Professor Enge Wang is the University Chair, Professor of Physics and President Emeritus of Peking University, China. He received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1990. After working in France and US as a post-doctoral fellow and a research scientist, he started his academic career in 1995 as a professor at Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the Director of the Institute of Physics (CAS) (1999-2007), the Founding Director ...

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Prof. Enge Wang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzan, Cic biomaGUNE, BRTA, Spain

Advanced Materials Laureate 2017

Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzan

Cic biomaGUNE, BRTA, Spain

Luis M. Liz-Marzán is currently Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), in San Sebastian. Since 2015 he is also the PI of the CIC biomaGUNE node of the Biomedical Research Networking Center: Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (Ciber-BBN).

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Advanced Materials Laureate 2016

Prof. Zhong Lin Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents’ Professor at Georgio Tech. He is widely considered a pioneer in nanotechnology and nanoscience. He is also known for having coined and pioneered the field of piezotronics and phototronics. Moreover, he has made several breakthroughs in the development of nanogenerators that have established the future roadmap for various processes involving the powering of mobile sensors.

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Prof. Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Advanced Materials Laureate 2015

Prof. Kazunori Kataoka

University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Kataoka acquired his doctorate in polymer chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1979. Post his doctorate, Dr. Katoaka worked as a faculty at the Tokyo Women’s Medical College for ten years. He joined the Tokyo University of Science in 1989 and served there until 1998. After that, he moved to the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering as a Full Professor of Biomaterials.

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Advanced Materials Laureate 2013

Prof. Anthony P.F. Turner

Cranfield University, UK

Doctor Anthony Turner is a pioneer and known name in the field of Biosensors. He is an Emeritus Professor of Cranfield University, England, and also worked at the university as the Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology until the year 2010. Dr. Turner has received a plethora of awards and recognitions. In the year 1996, he was selected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

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Prof. Anthony P.F. Turner, Cranfield University, UK