DEPARTMENT OF
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Honors and Awards
YearDesignationOrganization
2015Hall of Fame der deutschen ForschungManager Magazin
2014Bayerischer MaximiliansordenPrime Minister of Bavaria
2012Gerhard Ertl CenterTechnische Universität Berlin
2011TUM Distinguished Affiliated ProfessorTechnische Universität München
2011Dr. honoris causaUniversity of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz
2010Barsanti & Matteucci AwardCity of Pietrosanta
2010Laurea honoris causaUniversità di Pisa
2009Bohlmann LectureTechnische Universität Berlin
2009Dr. honoris causaMaria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin
2009Dr. honoris causaComenius University, Bratislava
2009Dr. honoris causaHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2008Ertl Center for Electrochemistry and CatalysisGwangju Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea
2008IGS Gerhard ErtlIntegrierte Gesamtschule mit gymnasialer Oberstufe, Sprendlingen, Rheinhessen
2008Diesel Gold MedalDeutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen
2008Nicolaus Copernicus MedalPolish Academy of Sciences
2008Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit SternPresident of the Federal Republic of Germany
2008Dr. honoris causaTechnische Universität München
2008Dr. honoris causaQueen’s University Belfast
2008VerdienstmedailleLand Baden-Württemberg 
2007 Nobel Prize in ChemistryThe Nobel Prize Foundation
2007Otto-Hahn-PreisGesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, & the City of Frankfurt/M
2007Gold MedalSlovak Chemical Society
2007Baker LectureshipCornell University, Ithaca (NY)
2007Faraday LectureshipRoyal Society of Chemistry
2006Guptill LectureDalhousie University, Halifax
2005Angström LectureUniversity of Uppsala
2005Linus Pauling LectureCalifornia Institute of Technology
2003Dr. honoris causaUniversity of Aarhus
2003Dr. honoris causaChalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg
2003Dr. honoris causaUniversity of Leuven
2002FMC LectureshipPrinceton University
2002Karl Ziegler Visiting ProfessorMax Planck Institute Mulheim
2002Spiers Memorial Medal and LectureshipRoyal Society of Chemistry
2001G.F. Smith LectureUniversity of Illinois, Urbana
2001Kelly LecturePurdue University
2001Schuit LectureTechnical University of Eindhoven
2001Pitzer LectureUniversity of California, Berkeley
2000Dr. honoris causaUniversity of Münster
1999Roessler LectureshipCornell University
1999Le Bel LectureUniversité de Strasbourg
1999Debye LectureUniversiteit Utrecht
1998Wolf Prize in ChemistryWolf Foundation
1998Karl Ziegler PrizeGerman Chemical Society
1998Francois Gault LectureshipEuropean Catalysis Society
1998M. Curie LectureshipPolish Chemical Society
1997Laird LectureUniversity of British Columbia
1997A.D. Little LectureshipMassachusetts Institute of Technology
1996Honorary Professor Humboldt University Berlin
1996Carl Engler MedalGerman Scientific Society for Coal and Petroleum Research (DGMK)
1996Merck LectureRutgers University
1996Brdicka LectureCzech Academy of Sciences
1995Medard W. Welch AwardAmerican Vacuum Society
1995Stauffer LectureUniversity of Southern California
1994Rolf Sammet Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Frankfurt
1992Hewlett-Packard Europhysics PrizeEuropean Physical Society
1992Japan PrizeScience and Technology Foundation of Japan
1992Bunsen MedalGerman Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry
1992Dr. Honoris CausaRuhr-University of Bochum
1992Großes BundesverdienstkreuzPresident of the Federal Republic of Germany
1992Kolthoff LectureshipUniversity of Minnesota
1992Kaufman Memorial LectureUniversity of Pittsburgh
1991Leibniz PrizeGerman Science Foundation
1991Bourke Medal and LectureshipRoyal Society of Chemistry
1990Alwin Mittasch MedalGerman Federation of Chemical Engineers (DECHEMA)
1990Dow LectureshipUniversity of Western Ontario
1990Coover LectureIowa State University
1989Frontiers in Chemical Research LectureshipTexas A&M University
1988William Draper Harkins LectureUniversity of Chicago
1988Barre LectureUniversity of Montreal
1987Liebig MedalGerman Chemical Society
1986Honorary Professor Free University of Berlin
1986Honorary ProfessorTechnical University of Berlin
1986Langmuir LectureAmerican Chemical Society
1985C.F. Gauss MedalScientific Society of Braunschweig
1985Centenary Medal and LectureshipRoyal Society of Chemistry
1985C.G.A. Schuit LectureUniversity of Delaware
1984FECS LectureFederation of European Chemical Societies
1984Industry LectureNorwegian Chemical Society
1979Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental CatalysisAmerican Catalysis Society
1979E.W. Müller AwardUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1977Frank Ciapetta National LectureshipAmerican Catalysis Society
1976Sherman Fairchild Distinguished ScholarCalifornia Institute of Technology