| Michael Stueber
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Applied Materials Hermann von Helmholtz-Platz 1
MICHAEL STUEBER is a senior scientist at the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. He is group leader at the Department of Composites and Thin Films of the Institute of Applied Materials. He received a diploma degree in mechanical engineering in 1991, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering 1997, both from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. His research interests address since many years the development of novel high-performance thin film materials for various engineering applications. He made contributions to the physical vapour deposition of diamond like carbon, transition metal nitride and carbide, carbon-based nanostructured composite and to the currently emerging field of novel oxide coatings, documented in more than 80 co-authored peer reviewed scientific publications. Cooperation with young, talented students and Ph.D. students in research was and is a major motivation for him. As an engineer working in a team of material scientists, he always worked to translate fundamental research results into new products and industrial applications. He holds several patents that are successfully applied by tooling companies, for example. Michael Stueber always took responsibility and served different communities in various functions. In support of AVS, he contributed to the activities of the Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED): he has been session and symposium chair at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Film (ICMCTF) in San Diego since 2007; he served on the Executive Committee of ASED and Chair of the ASED Publications Committee, and he has been the lead editor of the proceedings of ICMCTF for many years. He is a member of the Program Committee of the AVS International Symposium and serves as Program Chair of the ASED program in the AVS International Symposium since 2014. In 2015, he was awarded AVS Fellow. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the archival Elsevier journal Surface and Coatings Technology, member of various Advisory Boards, and co-organizer of German and European conferences.