University of Toronto
Dr. Erb received his Ph.D. (1980) in Materials Science from the University of the Saarland (Germany). He currently is a Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is named as inventor on 18 patents related to the synthesis of nanostructured materials by electrochemical methods, and has authored about 250 scientific publications in the field of nanomaterials. Professor Erb and his research team were the first to synthesize fully dense nanostructured materials in 1985, and developed numerous industrial applications for these materials with various companies. More recently, Professor Erb’s research has been broadened to include bio-inspired nanostructures.