Martin Kaltenbrunner is a full professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, heading the Soft Matter Physics Division and the LIT Soft Materials Lab. Kaltenbrunner received his master’s and PhD degrees in physics from the Johannes Kepler University
in 2008 and 2012, respectively, working with Siegfried Bauer. He then joined the Someya-Sekitani Lab for Organic Electronics at the University of Tokyo as postdoctoral researcher, leading the “Imperceptible Electronics Team.” Returning
to JKU in 2014 as an assistant professor, Kaltenbrunner obtained Habilitation (Venia Docendi) in Experimental Physics in “Soft Electronics” in 2016. In 2019, he was appointed full professor at the Johannes Kepler University. His research
group specializes in soft electronics and soft transducers, in particular on sustainable and biodegradable elastic materials and processes for skin-inspired electronics and embodied robotics. They are pioneers in soft and stretchable batteries and
solar cells as well as ultrathin and lightweight electronic foils. The group develops materials strategies, design rules and technologies including resilient yet degradable soft and elastic substrates, passive and active components and power sources
that enable green wearable (bio)electronics and soft robots. Kaltenbrunner is on the editorial board of Advanced Materials and Advanced Intelligent Systems, recipient of a Starting Grant of the European Research Council, has published more than 66
papers and given over 70 invited, keynote or plenary lectures. He has been an active member of MRS since 2008.