Societies and Associations

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Antonio Zampolli Prize

winner 2014:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel, Interactive Systems Labs (ISL)


European Physical Society Accelerator Group

Frank Sacherer Prize

winner 2020:

Dr. Johannes Steinmann, Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT)
Homepage EPS


Baden-Württemberg Economy Initiative: Connected e.V. (bwcon)

CyberOne Award

winner 2012:

amcure GmbH 

The award was granted for research on the treatment of pancreas cancer. Amcure GmbH was founded by Dr. Alexandra Matzke, PD Dr. Véronique Orian-Rousseau and Prof. Dr. Helmut Ponta of the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics as well as Dr. Matthias Klaften of the Innovation Department of KIT.


German Materials Society (DGM)

DGM Prize

winner 2013:

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch, Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS) and Frauenhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM)


ESAS The European Society for Applied Superconductivity

ESAS Award for Excellence in Applied Superconductivity

winner 2015:

Dr. Wilfried Goldacker, Institute for Technical Physics, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of applied superconductivity
Homepage of ESAS


German Physical Society / Société Française de Physique

Gentner Kastler Prize

winner 2013:

Prof. Dr. Peter Wölfle, formerly Institute for Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (TKM), honored for his outstanding contribution to the theory of condensed matter systems



Gerhard Damköhler Medal

winner 2012:

Prof. Dr. Henning Bockhorn, formerly Engler Bunte Institute, Division of Combustion Technology, honored for his contribution to high temperature research


German Materials Society

Heyn Commemorative Coin

winner 2012:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Hahn, Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)


Royal Society of New Zealand

Julius von Haast Fellowship Award

latest winner (2017):

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidtlein, Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IfGG)
Website of the Royal Society of New Zealand


Computer Science Society (GI)

Konrad Zuse Medal

winner 2019:

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI)


Freundeskreis des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe e. V.

Otto Haxel Innovation Prize

latest winners (2016):

Prof. Dr. Ute Schepers, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IfG),
Christoph Grün, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IfG)


Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Robert Franklin Mehl Award

last winner (2013):

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Hahn, Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)


Institute of Physics (IOP)

Simon Memorial Prize

winner 2014:

Prof. Dr. Peter Wölfle, formerly Institute for Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (TKM), „for fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum transport processes in superfluid3 He, heavy fermion superconductors and disordered metals"


German Physical Society (DPG)

Technology Transfer Prize 2017/2018

Nanoscribe GmbH, Institute of Nanotechnologie (INT), Innovation and Relations Management of KIT

prize awarded for the outstanding transfer of scientific findings in the field of 3D laser lithography into commercial exploitation - in particular for the fabrication of micro- and nanostructures
Press release


German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG)

Van’t Hoff Prize

latest winner (2016):

Prof. Dr. Christof Wöll, Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)