Horst Hahn is Executive Director of the Institute for Nanotechnology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2004. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Technische Universität Berlin in 1982. After a postdoc at Universität des Saarlandes, he moved in 1985 to the US and held positions as Research Associate at Argonne National Laboratory and as Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1990 to 1992 he was Associate Professor at Rutgers University. He was appointed Full Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1992. Since 2012, he is Principal Investigator at the Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience at Nanjing University of Science and Technology in Nanjing, China. Horst Hahn is Distinguished Professor at IIT Madras, India, Honorary Professor at both University of Hyderabad, India and at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. From 2011-2015, he was Founding Director of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU). He is Elected Member of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the US National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Science. He is Fellow of the Materials Research Society and has received the Robert Franklin Mehl Award of TMS, and the Heyn Denkmünze of DGM. Horst Hahn is co-author of more than 350 publications on his research on defects and diffusion in metals and ceramics, on nanostructured and amorphous materials, on tailored and tunable properties of nanostructures, on energy materials, printed electronics and recently, on high entropy materials.
Ph.D., Materials Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1982
M.Sc. (Diploma), Materials Science, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1978
Defects and diffusion in metals and ceramics, nanostructured and amorphous materials, tailored and tunable properties of nanostructures, energy materials, printed electronics, high entropy materials