Fields Solid state chemistry
|Name Joachim Maier|
Education University of Tubingen
|Born 5 May 1955 (age 60)
Neunkirchen (Saar), Germany (1955-05-05) |
Institutions Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Books Physical chemistry of ionic materials
Physik der elektrochemischen Energieumwandlung
Joachim Maier (born 5 May 1955) is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (Germany) and heads the department of Physical Chemistry.
Maier studied chemistry in Saarbrücken, made his Masters and PhD in Physical Chemistry there. He received his professorial degree (Habilitation) at the University of Tübingen. From 1988 to 1991 he was responsible for the activities on functional ceramics at the MPI for Metals Research in Stuttgart, and from 1988 to 1996 he taught defect chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Notwithstanding other prestigious offers, he decided in favor of the Max Planck Society. In 1991 he was appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, Director at the MPI for Solid State Research and Honorary Professor at the University of Stuttgart. He is the recipient of various prizes and a member of various national and international academies. Joachim Maier is Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Ionics and on the board of a number of scientific journals.
Maier’s major research fields comprise physical chemistry of the solid state, thermodynamics and kinetics, defect chemistry and transport in solids, ionic and mixed conductors, boundary regions and electrochemistry. In this context energy transfer and storage are to the fore. Maier developed a scientific field nowadays termed nanoionics. In these fields Maier has authored/coauthored more than 600 publications in peer reviewed journals.