Prof. M. Wuttig received his PhD in physics in 1988 from RWTH Aachen/Forschungszentrum Jülich. He was a visiting scientist/professor at several institutions including Bell Labs, Murray Hill, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Stanford University, Hangzhou University, IBM Almaden, DSI in Singapore, CiNAM in Marseilles, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. In 1997, he was appointed Full Professor at RWTH Aachen, where his work focuses on the design of novel functional materials. Since 2011, he has headed a collaborative research center on resistively switching chalcogenides (SFB 917). In 2013, he received an ERC Advanced Grant to realize novel functionalities by disorder control. He has written about 330 publications (around 17,000 citations). In 2019 he was selected as an MRS Fellow for path-breaking contributions to the advancement of phase-change materials.