Dec 12, 2019

Dear colleagues,

Congratulations to Distinguished Visiting Professor Horst Hahn on being named a 2019 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Professor Hahn is the executive director of the Institute of Nanotechnology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and has been at the Samueli School’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering since April 2019. His research explores defects and diffusion in metals and ceramics, nanostructured and amorphous materials, tailored and tunable properties of nanostructures, energy materials, printed electronics and high entropy materials.

Professor Hahn is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the European Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in internationally renowned journals and has made significant contributions to the science of nanomaterials and their properties.

The National Academy of Inventors Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Professor Hahn has more than 75 patents and patent applications in various areas related to battery materials, printed electronics, nanoparticulate systems, nanomagnetism, nanoglasses, and tunable properties of nanostructures. To date, UCI has a total of 860 issued patents.

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, please join us in congratulating Professor Hahn on this exemplary achievement.


Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Gregory Washington
Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, Samueli School