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Awards, Honors and Academies ... (1995- )






  • Nanostructured Materials Award, NanoSmatPrize 2009;


  • Honorary Guest Professorship, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elisabeth, South Africa, 2008-present.


  • Elected Fellow International Society Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy, 2008;


  • Honorary Guest Professorship Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2008-present;


  • Chairman of the division Applied Sciences of the “Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences” (KNAW), 2006-present;


  • Vice-Chairman, Council Physics and Astronomy “Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences” (KNAW, 2005-2008);


  •  Acta Materialia Best Paper Award, 2006;


  •  European Materials Gold Medal, European Materials Societies, 2005;


  •  Eminent Scientist Medal, Wessex Institute of Great Brittain/Un. of Southampton, 2005;


  •  Trophy Award, Materials Research Society, USA, 2004;


  • Elected Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain, 2004;


  • Acta Materialia Inc Appreciation Award, 2003;


  • Elected Fellow American Society for Metals (FASM), 2002;


  • Elected to “Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences” (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, division physics), 2000;


  • Honorary member Student Association Applied Physics, TFV-Francken, 1996- present;


  • Acta Materialia Best Paper Award, 1996;


  • Elected to “The Royal Holland Society of Science and Humanities” (De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen), 1995