Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Michael Stueber, born 1965, studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received a Diploma Degree in 1991. He then joined the research group of Professor Holleck at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1997 he received a Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Karlsruhe for his thesis on “Magnetron sputtered superhard amorphous carbon films with graded layer design”. Today he is group leader at the Department of Composites and Thin Films of the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM-AWP) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research is related with the development and synthesis of high performance thin films for engineering applications. Michael Stueber is co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and holds several patents. He served the thin film community in various functions, for example the Executive Committee of the Advanced Surface Engineering Division of the AVS. He is elected AVS trustee 2017-2019, and was program and general chair of ICMCTF in 2018/2019. He is member of the editorial board of Surface and Coatings Technology. In 2015 he has been awarded AVS Fellow.