International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM, names the researcher of the year who had the greatest contribution in the field of Advanced Materials. The advanced materials community would like to take this opportunity to pay rich tributes to Professor T. Venkatesan for his pioneering research and notable contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Advanced Materials Letters have been selected his photo for the cover of this special year-end issue.

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Researcher of the year 2018 - Professor T. Venkatesan: an unified journey of high-throughput nanoscale technology