Prof. Dr. Peter Greil

Prof. GreilProfessor for Materials Science, retired
Institute of Glass and Ceramics

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Martensstr. 5
91058 Erlangen, Germany


1982 – PhD in metallurgy, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart
1980 – Dipl.Ing. in mineralogy/crystal chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart

Research Positions

2015 – 2016– Dean of Faculty of Engineering
2010 – 2015 – Visiting Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
2005 – 2020 – Executive Board Member of the Center of Advanced Materials and Processes (ZMP) and of the Center of Medical Physics and Technologies (IZMP) of the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg
1993 – 2020 – Full Professor for Materials Science and Chair of the Institute of Glass and Ceramics at the Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg
1988 – 1993 – Associate Professor for Advanced Ceramics at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
1982 – 1988 – Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart

Scientific Interests
–Advanced processing of ceramics centered on non-oxide ceramics
–Polymer and metal derived ceramic composites
–Biomorphous cellular ceramics

Awards and Honors
Honorary doctorate Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan (2021)
Heyn Memorial Medal from the German Materials Science Society (2016)
International Ceramics Prize from the World Academy of Cermics (2016)
Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (2015)
Seeger Award from German Ceramics Society (2005)
Staudinger-Durrer Medal from the Mat.Sci.Deptm., ETH Zuerich (2004)
Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2002)
Leibniz Award from the German Science Foundation (DFG) (2000)
Purdy Award from the American Ceramic Society (1996)
Elected to Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics (1990)
Otto Hahn Medal from the Max-Planck Society (1983)


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