Be it the prestigious prizes of the German Research Foundation (DFG) or science awards from ministries or foundations: KIT scientists repeatedly are among the winners. In the past years, several of the coveted State Research Prizes of the State of Baden-Württemberg or of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes of the DFG were awarded to KIT.
Laureates at KIT
Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Martin Bastmeyer and Martin Wegener were awarded this year's Erwin Schrödinger Prize for their work on three-dimensional cell cultivation. The Prize, which is worth 50,000 EUR, recognises outstanding scientific achievements and technological innovations at the interface between various disciplines in medicine, the natural sciences and engineering.
Dr. Alexander Schug and his Helmholtz Junior Research Group are among this year's awardees of the Google Faculty Research Award. Its aim is to support world-class permanent faculty members at top universities around the world. Dr. Schug will receive 50,000 US dollars to continue the group's research in RNA structure prediction.
The 2015 Gips-Schüle Research Award worth EUR 50,000 goes to the research project “Nanoparticles for the Environmentally Compatible Production of Organic Solar Cells” of KIT in cooperation with MJR PharmJet GmbH. The production process was developed by Dr Alexander Colsmann and Stefan Gärtner at the Light Technology Institute of KIT.
Each year, the German Society for Materials awards the Masing Memorial Prize to one of its young society members. The prize recognizes the previous year's best achievement in the field of materials science. The latest prize goes to Dr. Christian Greiner from KIT's Institute of Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science.
Germany's most valuable international research award goes to physicist Dr Wolfgang Wernsdorfer. Coming from the Institut NÉEL of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Wernsdorfer will further develop the research profile of the Physical Institute of KIT.