Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c.
Oliver G. Schmidt
Institut für Integrative Nanowissenschaften
IFW Dresden e.V.
Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Oliver G. Schmidt is a Director at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany, and holds a full Professorship for Material Systems for Nanoelectronics at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
His scientific activities are focused on nano- and micro-materials and bridge across interdisciplinary research fields, ranging from nanoelectronics and microrobotics to energy storage devices and biomedical applications.
He has received several awards: the Otto-Hahn Medal from the Max-Planck-Society in 2000, the Philip-Morris Research Award in 2002 and the Carus-Medal from the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded the Guinness world record® for the smallest man-made jet engine and in 2011 he became honorary professor at Fudan Shanghai University. He received the International Dresden Barkhausen Award 2013 and since 2014 he is chair of a new center for “Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN)”. He has published more than 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 250 invited talks worldwide.