Research Prizes

 

RWTH Aachen is proud to be the home institution of the recipients of various important research prizes.

 
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (DFG)
Year Name
2019 Professor Matthias Wessling
2014 Professor Rainer Waser
2014 Professor Leif Kobbelt
2008 Professor Martin Beneke*
2002 Professor Wolfgang Dahmen*
2001 Professor Wolfgang Marquardt*
1995 Professor Siegfried Bethke*
1993 Professor Dieter Enders
1990 Professor Norbert Peters
1986 Professor Peter R. Sahm

 
Alexander von Humboldt-Professuren (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Year Name
2018 Professor Wil van der Aalst
2018 Professor Raul Tempone
2011 Professor David Di Vincenzo (FZ Jülich and RWTH Aachen)
2010 Professor Matthias Wessling

 
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize (DFG)
Year Name
2021 Junior Professor Jakob Nikolas Kather
2000 Professor Leif Kobbelt (then at Max Planck Institut for Informatics)
1999

Professor Martin Grohe (then at University of Freiburg)

1993 Professor Matthias Wuttig (then at FZ Jülich)
1993 Professor Stefan Blügel (FZ Jülich and RWTH; then only at FZ Jülich)
1991 Professor Jun Okuda (then at TU München)
1991 Professor Carsten Bolm (then at TU Darmstadt)

 
Innovation Prize of the State of NRW (Innovation Category)
Year Name
2013 Professor Christian Hopmann
2011 Professor Reinhart Poprawe*
Innovation Prize of the State of NRW (Young Talent Category)
Year Name
2019 Dr.-Ing. Valentine Gesché
2011

Professor Sonja Herres-Pawlis (then appointed at TU Dortmund University)

2010

Professor Regina Palkovits (then also appointed at The Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung)

 
Alfried Krupp Funding Award for Young University Professors (Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation)
Year Name
2011 Professor Hendrik Bluhm
1987 Professor Heinrich Kurz

 

Note: the prizewinners are either no longer full-time employees of RWTH (*) or are deceased (†)