Rainer Hebert
Rainer Hebert
Professor, Director of Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center
Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science
UConn School of Engineering
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Universität des Saarlandes (Germany), 1997, Diplom, physics; University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Professional Area

Materials science, metallurgy, especially phase transformations, amorphous metals, metal additive manufacturing, measurements of thermophysical properties


For outstanding scientific and technical contributions to rapid solidification processing technologies, including key contributions to the phase stability and wear behavior of amorphous aluminum alloys, the development of aluminum alloys for additive manufacturing applications, the science-driven development of laser powder bed fusion technology.