INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany
Eduard Arzt is Scientific Director of INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany, and jointly Professor at Saarland University. His research interests range from high performance alloys to thin film mechanics and, more recently to biomimetic adhesion devices.
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He received a PhD in physics from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1980, followed by a post-doctoral period at Cambridge University, UK. He was director of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research and Professor at the University of Stuttgart (1990-2007). As visitor he worked at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara and San Diego, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, and at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang. Arzt received, i.a., the Max Planck Research Award, the Acta Materialia Outstanding Paper Award, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (highest German Science Award), and an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Arzt is Editor-in Chief of the leading review journal Progress in Materials Science.