The MAINZ Visiting Professorship was introduced by the Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz (MAINZ) in 2013 to allow researchers to perform part of their research at MAINZ and to interact with the PhD students of the graduate school. Awardees stay at MAINZ for up to 12 months during a two-to-three-year period. The MAINZ Visiting Professorship was annually awarded until 2018 to 13 distinguished researchers from around the world. The MAINZ Visiting Professorship was traditionally awarded in a joint ceremony together with the MAINZ PhD Awards. After a nominee has been selected for the MAINZ Visiting Professorship by the Steering Committee the person who nominated the candidate is expected to set-up a detailed planning for the research visits and will also help with organization of the visits in close collaboration with the MAINZ Coordination Office.