URBANA — Axel Hoffmann is the American Physical Society’s 2022 recipient of the David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics.

Such an honor “floored” the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Materials Science and Engineering Founder Professor in Engineering.

Hoffmann is being recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the field of materials physics along with his notable research, review articles and lecturing.

“If I look at the people (who) have received this award previously, it’s lots of folks that I highly respect, look up to,” he said, “so to be included in the same list is really humbling.”

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