Professor Jochen M. Schneider
Member | Strategic Advisory Board
Professor Jochen M. Schneider holds the Chair of Materials Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University since 2002. His research focus is quantum-mechanically guided design of coating materials with enhanced phase stability and mechanical properties for application in harsh environments including autonomously self-reporting materials.
He was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaya Prize for outstanding thin film materials research by the president of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in 2001. He was elected Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) in 2013 and of RWTH Aachen University in 2015. Since his appointment as Max Planck Fellow in 2015 he leads a small research group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2018 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Leipzig, Germany. In 2020 he received the Bill Sproul Award and Honorary ICMCTF lectureship.
He serves as editorial board member in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Surface and Coatings Technology (Elsevier) as well as in the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Applied Physics (American Institute of Physics) and Applied Surface Science Advances (Elsevier).