Wolfgang Sigmund is professor of Materials Science at the University of Florida, USA. He is a fellow of ASM international and EURASC. He studied chemistry at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, got his doctorate at the University of Mainz for work done at the Max-Planck Institute of polymer research with Prof. G. Wegner. After post doc and visiting professor positions at the University of Florida, Universidade de Pernambuco in Brazil, and RIKEN in Japan, he worked at the Powder Metallurgical Laboratory within the Max-Planck Institute of Metals Research where he was deputy director for the associated University of Stuttgart institute of nonmetallic inorganic materials. In 1999 he accepted a position as professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also held a guest professor position at Hanyang University in South Korea from 2009-2013. He has published more than 200 articles and patents. His current work focuses on fabrication and processing of ceramic nanomaterials using electrospinning and surface science.