Evonik Research Prize for Outstanding Research Contributions by a Ph.D. Student

A Research Prize of 1500 €, donated by Evonik Industries, will be awarded for outstanding research contributions by a Ph.D. student in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering at the Tag der Fakultät für Chemie (or the smaller equivalent of an award ceremony) at the end of July 2021. With this prize, we will recognize scientifically excellent research of a Ph.D. student in the chemistry department, documented by publications or patents in the following research areas:

  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Catalysis (heterogeneous, homogeneous)
  • Drug Delivery Materials
  • High-Performance Polymers / Smart Materials
  • Energy Materials

Eligible candidates are Ph.D. students who will not have received their PhD degree prior to April 30, 2021 and who are anticipated to obtain their degree by the summer of 2022.

The required application documents include a one-page nomination letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of the up to three most important publications, and a copy of the student’s Master/Diploma transcript.  Postdoctoral fellows, habilitands, wissenschaftliche Räte, or professors may submit nominations to Veronika Pichler (veronika.pichler@tum.de) by Friday, April 30, 2021.

The winner of the prize is required to attend the ceremony at the Tag der Fakultät or its smaller equivalent.

The award committee, consisting of Anne Schütz (anne.schuetz@tum.de), Mirza Cokoja (mirza.cokoja@ch.tum.de), Hubert Gasteiger (hubert.gasteiger@tum.de), and Dr. Christoph Weckbecker from Evonik Industries AG will announce its selection by June 21, 2021.  The Prize will be awarded to the winner by Dr. Weckbecker at the Tag der Fakultät.