RWTH Fellowship


The RWTH Fellows program honors outstanding professors at RWTH who have shown excellent research achievements and have significantly contributed to the University's success.

All deans nominate professors from their faculty. Using external reviews, the RWTH Fellowship selection committee nominates candidates for selection and submits their nominations to the Rector’s Office.

Appointed as 2021 RWTH Fellows are Professor Sandra Korte-Kerzel, Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics at the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, and Professor Peter Walter, Chair of Ophthalmology at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (Faculty of Medicine). Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the official award ceremony has been postponed to a later date as yet to be announced.

Sabine Brück-Dürkop, vice-rector for human resources management and development, is in charge of the RWTH Fellow program. Management tasks entail preparing, approving, and evaluating the calls, as well as quality assurance activities.

The RWTH Fellow selection comittee consists of Vice-Rector Klee, the members of the ETS selection committee, and the spokespersons for the University's eight profile areas.

We would like to point out that members of the selection committee nominated as RWTH Fellows by their faculty's dean will not be included in the subsequent evaluation process. This regulation is intended to uphold the principles of academic integrity.

All RWTH Fellows to Date
Fellow Professor Department Faculty
2024 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Lemme Chair of Electronic Devices 6
2024 Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Harald Müller Chair of Medieval History 1
2022 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Thomas Piller Chair of Business Administration, focus on Technology and Innovation Management 8
2022 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Fabian Kießling Chair of Experimental Molecular Imaging 10
2021 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Peter Walter Chair of Ophthalmology 10
2021 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sandra Korte-Kerzel Chair of Materials Physics and Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics 5

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher

Chair of Machine Tools 4

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Jarke

Chair of Computer Science 5 – Information Systems and Databases 1

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Leif Kobbelt

Chair of Computer Science 8 (Computer Graphics Group) 1

Professor Günther Schuh

Chair of Production Engineering 4
2018 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Flöge Chair of Internal Medicine – Department of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology 10
2018 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Wuttig Institute of Physics I A (Physics of New Materials) 1
2017 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Simon

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (IAC) – Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry

2017 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) and Institute for Thermodynamics 4

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel

Chair and Institute of Automatic Control 4
2015 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Kuhl Clinic of (Diagnostic and Interventional) Radiology 10
2015 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubertus Murrenhoff Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems (ifas) 4
2015 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Rossaint Department of Anaesthesiology, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2015 Univ.-Prof. Jochen Schneider Chair of Materials Chemistry 5
2015 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Waser

Electronic Materials Research Laboratory

2014 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Hegger

Institute of Structural Concrete (IMB)

2014 Prof. Dr. Bettina Wiese Institute of Psychology 7
2014 Prof. Dr.h.c. Rik W. De Doncker Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 6
2014 Prof. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Disorders Lab, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2014 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bleck

Steel Institute (IEHK)

2014 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr.h.c. Dr.h.c. Fritz Klocke Chair of Manufacturing Technology, RWTH Laboratory for Machine Tools (WZL) 4
2014 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröder

Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of Aerodynamics

2014 Prof. Trautwein Medical Clinic III 10
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.soc. Ute Habel Neuropychological Gender Research Lab, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Sabina Jeschke Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA/ZLW) 4
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petri Mähönen Institute for Networked Systems (iNETS) 6
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Ralph Panstruga Plant Molecular Biology Lab, RWTH Institute of Biology I 1
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV) 4
2013 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Reese Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM) 3