Prof. Dr. Emad Aziz, who was born on September 17, 1978, studied chemistry at Ain Shams University in Cairo and at Freie Universität Berlin, where he earned his doctorate in chemistry in 2007. Beginning in 2009 he headed a Young Investigator Group sponsored by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy. In the group "Functional Materials in Solution" he and his team investigated the structure and properties of materials in solution.
From 2010 to 2015 he was a junior professor at the Department of Physics at Freie Universität. In 2011 Aziz was honored for his research with an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. He also received several other awards for his research, including the Karl Scheel Prize of the Berlin Physical Society.
Since 2015 he has been a professor at the Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, and the head of the Institute of Methods for Material Development at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. His research focuses on the development of spectroscopic methods to investigate the structure and ultrafast dynamics of materials in solution, of solids, and at interfaces.