Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
Joachim Maier studied Chemistry at the University of Saarbrücken, received his PhD in 1982 from the same university and completed his Habilitation at the University of Tübingen in 1988. He has lectured at the University of Tübingen, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a foreign Faculty Member, at the University of Graz as a Visiting Professor, and at the University of Stuttgart as an Honorary Professor. He is Past President of the International Society of Solid State Ionics. As Director of the Physical Chemistry Department (since 1991) of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Member of various national and international academies his concern is the conceptual understanding of chemical and electrochemical phenomena involving solids as well as their use in materials science. He has been listed as one of the most influential scientific minds (Thomson Reuters).