Call for nominations for the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019

The German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) and DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology e.V. Nominations request nominations for the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019 which is awarded to international scientists who have made outstanding contributions towards extending the fundamentals of catalysis and its exemplary industrial application. The Prize is endowed with 10,000 Euro and sponsored by BASF SE. The nominations are evaluated by an experts committee comprised of members from academia and industry. The prize will be awarded in a public ceremony at the EuropaCat in August 2019 in Aachen/Germany.

Proposals for nominations should be submitted before 18th February 2019 via:

http://dechema.de/en/alwinmittaschprize2019

Besides a detailed justification of the proposal, the candidate’s CV and a list of publications and patents should be included. Submission of exemplary publications in internationally renowned scientific journals as well as reference letters from industry is also appreciated. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Alwin Mittasch Prize was initiated by BASF in 1990, originally as the Alwin Mittasch Medal. It is named after the developer of the first catalyst for ammonia synthesis. Among many prestigious former prize-winners Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, was the first awardee; a complete list is available online at http://dechema.de/Mittasch_Preistraeger.html

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