Awards

2018
• R&D 100 Award & Special Recognition Winner; Double award

• Notable Technology Development Award, Federal Laboratories Consortium, USA
• Ames Laboratory Inventor Incentive Award, Ames Laboratory U.S. DOE, Ames IA, USA

2017
• Göran Gustafsson Prize in Chemistry, Gorän Gustafsson Stiftelse/Kungl.
Vetenskapsakademien/Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Sweden


• Ames Laboratory Inventor Incentive Award, Ames Laboratory U.S. DOE, Ames IA, USA

2016
• Ames Laboratory Inventor Incentive Award, Ames Laboratory U.S. DOE, Ames IA, USA

2013
• Germany at its best – Inventor Award, State of Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany
• Inventor Award, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

2011
• ERC Proof-of-concept, European Research Council (ERC) Grantee, EC, Brussels, Belgium

2009
• ERC Starting Grant, European Research Council (ERC) Grantee, EC, Brussels, Belgium

2008
• Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK

2007
• QUILL Lecture, Queen´s Ionic Liquid Laboratories, Belfast, UK

1998
• Dr. Heinrich und Else Heraeus-Förderpreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft der Naturforscher und
Ärzte, Germany
• H.C. Starck Award, Division of Solid State and Materials Chemistry,
German Chemical Society

2005
• High Potential Young Scientist Award, Noble Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

2001
• Wilhelm Klemm Foundation, Münster, Germany
• GEFRUB Dissertation Award, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany

1996
• Lindau Noble Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany

1995
• Heinrich Hörlein Memorial Award, Bayer Foundation, Germany

1990
• Best Chemistry Student, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Frankfurt, Germany