Alexei Gruverman, Charles Bessey Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received a Humboldt Research Award.
Granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany to up to 100 people per year, the honor recognizes a researcher whose fundamental discoveries, theories, or insights have had—and will continue to have—a significant impact in their field. Recipients are invited to carry out research projects in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.
Gruverman specializes in condensed matter and materials physics. His group is focused on fundamental studies of nanoscale physical phenomena in electronic and polar materials by means of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques.