Prof. Dr. Aleksander GURLO obtained his PhD in chemistry from the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) in 1998 and his Habilitation in Materials Science in 2010 from the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany). Next important steps in his career were Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard University, USA) and IAV GmbH – Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (Berlin, Germany). Since October 2014 he has been a Full Professor and the Chair of Advanced Ceramic Materials at the Technische Universitaet Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Between April 2019 and January 2022 he served as a dean of the Faculty III – Process Sciences. In 2019 his research focus is on advanced ceramics, with emphasis on the design, synthesis, processing and characterisation of different material classes, the fabrication of functional devices by various methods including also additive manufacturing techniques and in-situ and in-operando characterisation.