Professor Michaelis, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, is the first European to receive two international materials research awards.
Prof. Alexander Michaelis, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, received the prestigious "Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society" and the "Rustum Roy Lecture Award". Both awards recognize his commitment to the materials sciences for the benefit of society. With its annual award, Acta Mineralia honors individuals for their outstanding commitment to the field of materials sciences. The award is also intended to raise awareness of the fundamental importance and diversity of materials sciences among both the scientific community and the general public.
Back in October 2021, Prof. Alexander Michaelis also received the "Rustum Roy Lecture Award 2021" from the American Ceramic Society ACerS. The award, which is associated with a public lecture, is presented each year in honor of the late Professor Rustum Roy of Pennsylvania State University and recognizes special contributions to science and technology and their interrelationships with society. Prof. Alexander Michaelis has been Institute Director of Fraunhofer IKTS since 2004 and is also Professor of Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials at TU Dresden. Prof. Alexander Michaelis' research covers the entire field of technical ceramics, including structural and functional ceramic materials and components. Currently, he focuses on battery and fuel cell development.