Purdue Researcher Wins Humboldt Research Award
Purdue University electrical and computer engineering professor Gerhard Klimeck was presented with the Humboldt Research Award at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany. The award honors researchers for distinction in impactful research in their fields.
Klimeck earned his doctoral degree from Purdue in 1994 and has been a professor at Purdue since 2003. He is currently director of the National Science Foundation Network of Computational Nanotechnology.
“I left Germany 30 years ago to study a field that today we call nanoelectronics,” Klimeck said in a news release. “The U.S. and Texas Instruments, NASA, and Purdue specifically have offered me wonderful opportunities to contribute. The recognition of this work over my career by the country I grew up in is very rewarding since I had limited interactions with Germany in these years.”