Prof. RALF RIEDEL
Institute of Materials Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt
Prof. Riedel got a PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 1986 at the University of Stuttgart. After a PostDoc period at the Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, he became Full Professor at the Institute of Materials Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1993. He is an elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the European Ceramic Society as well as Fellow of the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo in Japan. Prof. Riedel was awarded with the Gold Medal for Merits in Natural Sciences and with a honory doctorate of the Slovak Academy of Science as well as with the Gustav Tammann Prize of the German Society of Materials Science (DGM). In 2009, he received a honorary Professorship at the Tianjin University in Tianjin, China. He was Guest Professor at the Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang and at the Xiamen University in China. Prof. Riedel received the Innovation Talents Award of Shaanxi Province, China at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi´an. He is Guest Professor at the University of Tokyo in the group of Prof. Ikuhara, Japan and was awarded with the International Ceramics Prize 2020 for “Basic Science” of the World Academy of Ceramics. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society and of Ceramics International. His current research interest is focused on two research areas, namely i) molecular synthesis of advanced structural and functional ceramics for ultra-high temperature and energy-related applications as well as ii) ultra high pressure materials synthesis.