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Otto Roelen Medal

The Otto Roelen Medal will be awarded for an outstanding scientific achievement made in the field of catalysis. Named after the discoverer of hydroformylation Otto Roelen (1897-1993), this prize was initiated by Hoechst AG in 1997 and has since been awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of homogeneous catalysis.

Now the Otto Roelen Medal is endowed by The Oxea Group. In 2010, for the first time nominations were invited internationally and for work in the whole field of catalysis research. Priority will be given to application-oriented research. The Medal is endowed with € 5,000.

The Otto Roelen Medal was awarded to:  

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller, Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung an der Universität Rostock e.V. (1997)
  • Dr. Richard W. Fischer, Celanese Deutschland GmbH (1999)
  • Dr. Fritz Kühn, TU München (1999)
  • PD Dr. Walter Leitner, MPI für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim (2001)
  • PD Dr. Stefan Mecking, Universität Freiburg (2003)
  • Prof. Dr. Kay Severin, ETH Lausanne (EPFL), Schweiz (2005)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser, Universität Stuttgart (2010)
  • Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zürich, Schweiz (2012)
  • Prof. Dr. Boy Cornils, Bochum (special prize 2013)
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger, Universität Bielefeld (2014)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Strasser, TU Berlin (2016)

Press release 2016