Himanshu Jain is the T.L. Diamond Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director of Institute for Functional Materials and Devices at Lehigh University. An author of 9 patents and over 380 research publications, he is the editor or author of 9 books on glass science and technology. Over the past three decades he has focused on introducing new functionality and novel processing of glass through fundamentals, and making glass education available worldwide freely.
Jain is a recipient of Otto Schott Research international prize for his ‘jellyfish’ model of atomic fluctuations in glass, Zachariasen international award for the discovery of isotope mass effect in lithium transport in glass, Alfred University’s Scholes Lecture award for the development of active glasses, Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture award of American Ceramic Society, Lehigh University’s Libsch award for research and Hillman award for long-term excellence, Fulbright Fellowship for lecturing and research at Cambridge and Aberdeen universities in UK, and a Humboldt Fellowship for research in Germany. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.