IUVSTA Prize for Science for Christian Mitterer

The triennial IUVSTA Prize for Science of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications will be awarded in 2022 to Christian Mitterer, Professor of Functional Materials and Materials Systems, for his pioneering contributions to the materials science of protective coatings and thin films for flexible electronics and hydrogen storage. The Prize for Science, together with the Prize for Technology, represents IUVSTA's highest honors; they are awarded for recognition of outstanding and internationally recognized experimental and/or theoretical research results in subject areas relevant to IUVSTA. The prize is associated with a plenary lecture at the triennial IUVSTA International Vacuum Congress, which will be held in Sapporo, Japan, September 11-16, 2022.