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European Prizes


European Research Council (ERC)


ERC Advanced Grant

all winners

Prof. Dr. Holger Puchta

latest winners (2016):






ERC Consolidator Grant

all winners

latest winners (2017):
  • Dr. Christian Greiner, Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS), research project "Deformation Mechanisms are the Key to Understanding and Tayloring Tribological Behaviour (TriboKey)",
    Press release

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Koos, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ), research project "Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and Analysis Using Hybrid Photonic-Electronic Circuits (TeraSHAPE)",  Press release


ERC Starting Grant

all winners


latest winner (2017):
  • Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) - research project "BloodANDbone – conjoined twins in health and disease: bone marrow analogs for hematological and musculoskeletal diseases"
    Press release

ERC Proof of Concept Grant

all winners

Pavel Levkin

latest winners (2017):
  • Dr. Pavel Levkin, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG), research project "Platform for on-demand nano-scale printing of live cells and compounds for miniaturized and high-throughput cell screening applications"

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Nesterov-Müller, Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), research project "Scanner for novel chemical reactions and facebook of chemistry”,



European Cultural Foundation "Pro Europe"

European Science and Culture Award 2011

Dr. Joachim Knebel
  • Prof. h. c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Knebel, Head of Division 3 - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; honoured for „scientific merits for the partitioning and transmutation technology for the reduction of the radiotoxicity of high-level waste and the associated closure of the nuclear fuel cycle"
    Press release


European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCs) / European Science Foundation (ESF)

European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) 2005

Igor Gornyi


  • Dr. Igor Gornyi, Institute for Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, award granted for research on "Quantum transport in nanostructures"

Académie des sciences


Johannes Orphal

French Republic

Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2014



Russian Government


all winners


Prof. Dr. Alexey Ustinov
latest winner (2011):


European Commission

Descartes Prize

Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener

Prof. Dr. Stefan Linden


winners in 2005: