Ernst Haage Prize

Call for Proposals – Ernst Haage Prize in Chemistry

Established in 2006 the Ernst Haage Prize honors young scientists for outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry and fosters young academics in particular. The award is given in honor of the entrepreneur Ernst Haage (1901-1968) who lived in Mülheim. The prize is awarded by the Ernst Haage-Foundation and is endowed with € 7,500.

Post-doctoral scientists who are living in Germany and work at a German research institution or university can be nominated for the award. Nominees should, in general, be not older than 40. Scientists with a permanent work contract can not be nominated.

The prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievements in all fields of fundamental research in chemistry.

Nominations can be submitted instantly until September 14th to the curatorship of the foundation. The following documents should be part of the proposals:

  • Two pages of laudation
  • Curriculum vitae in table form
  • Complete publication list
  • Up to three reprints of works by the nominee

Personal applications cannot be considered.

The award ceremony will take place within the Ernst Haage-Symposium at Schloss Broich in Mülheim an der Ruhr on November 12-13th, 2018.

Nominations may be submitted by September 14th, 2018 to the

Directorate of the    
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy conversion
Attn. Ms. Christin Ernst    
Stiftstrasse 34-36    
D-45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr     
Catchword: Ernst Haage 

or by e-mail to: ernsthaagepreis(at)cec.mpg.de info(at)cec.mpg.de

Foundation

The launch of the Ernst Haage Foundation in 2006 for the support of young researchers was possible thanks to a generous private donation. The foundation's board of trustees, composed of a representative of the founder as well as the Executive Board of the Max Planck Institutes in Mülheim, honors excellent research achievements by young scientists in the area of chemical energy conversion each year with the Ernst Haage Prize.

New focus of the Ernst Haage Prize

Since its establishment, the Ernst Haage Prize has been presented to outstanding young researchers in our institute and thus had the character of an “in-house” award. However, the foundation's board of trustees wishes to considerably raise the national significance of the prize. Thus, since 2012 the prize has been awarded in three categories.

In the first category, "Ernst Haage Prize for Outstanding Research Performance", proposals are requested from all over Germany, with the prize being awarded to young researchers working in Germany. In this way, the award underlines the special importance of Germany as a strong research location.

In the second category, "Ernst Haage Prize for Doctoral Students", the award goes to excellent researchers who have completed their doctorate in the past year at the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion and the MPI für Kohlenforschung with outstanding achievement.

However, not only young researchers are commended for their achievements. Appropriate recognition is also given to exceptional performance by our apprentices through the Apprenticeship Prize, awarded by the Foundation since 2009.

Ernst Haage-Prize 2017

The Ernst Haage symposium and the Ernst Haage Prize ceremony will take place from November, 22nd-24th in the Schloss Broich in Muelheim an der Ruhr.

On the occasion of the 3-day-Symposium the MPI CEC invited some international and outstanding scientists who will give interesting lectures.

The lecturers
Prof. Jeroen Anton van Bokhoven (ETH Zürich)
Prof. Bruce Gates (University of California Davis)
Prof. Anders Hagfeldt (EPFL Lausanne)
Prof. Leif Hammarström (University of Uppsala)
Prof. Roel van de Krol (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)
Prof. Johannes Messinger (Umeå University)
Prof. Martin Muhler (Ruhr University Bochum)
Prof. Siglinda Perathoner (University of Messina)
Prof. Michiel Sprik (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Kyung Byung Yoon (Sogang University)

Find the complete program here.

Awardees 2017

Ernst Haage Prize 2017 - PD Dr. Harald Oberhofer

Dr. Harald Oberhofer is group leader and private lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich.

Dr. Harald Oberhofer received his doctorate in Vienna and, after a postdoctoral stay in Cambridge, moved to the Technical University of Munich, where he established a working group in the field of theoretical chemistry as part of his habilitation. He is awarded for his outstanding research work on the theoretical description of energy conversion and transport processes.

Ernst Haage PhD Prize 2017 - Dr. Patricia Rodríguez Maciá

Dr. Patricia Rodríguez Maciá is Postdoc at the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim/Ruhr.

Dr. Patricia Rodríguez Maciá is a postdoctoral fellow at the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion in the group' Proteins on Electrodes'. In 2017, she completed her dissertation on catalysts derived from the enzyme hydrogenase with 'summa cum laude'.

Prize for Apprentices 2017 - Christine Leenen

Christine Leenen is an apprentice at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion.
The Ernst Haage Foundation's Apprentice Prize is awarded to Christine Leenen for outstanding achievements.

Ernst Haage-Prize 2016

The Ernst Haage symposium and the Ernst Haage Prize ceremony took place from November, 22nd-24th in the Schloss Broich in Muelheim an der Ruhr.

On the occasion of the 3-day-Symposium the MPI CEC invited some international and outstanding scientists who will give interesting lectures.
The lecturers:
Prof. Fraser Armstrong (University of Oxford)
Prof. Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam)
Prof. Matthias Driess (TU Berlin)
Prof. Oliver Einsle (University of Freiburg)
Prof. Michael Grätzel (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Prof. Can Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics)
Prof. Christian Limberg (HU Berlin)
Prof. Marc Koper (Leiden University)
Prof. Tobias Ritter (MPI für Kohlenforschung)
Prof. Robert Schlögl (MPI CEC
Prof. Licheng Sun (KTH Royal Institute of Technology; Dalian Institute of Technology)

Find the complete program here.

Awardees

Ernst Haage-Preis 2016 - Prof. Dr. Aliaksandr Bandarenka

Assistant Professor for Physics of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Munich

Ernst Haage-Doktorandenpreis 2016 - Dr. Cyriac Massué

Postdoc at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin

Auszubildenden-Preis 2016 - Christian Sichelschmidt

Apprentice at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Ernst Haage-Prize 2015 - 1st Ernst Haage-Symposium

For the first time, the award ceremony 2015 was preceded by a short and focused symposium on chemical energy conversion. It is the stated goal of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion to bring together approaches based on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, which was also reflected in the symposium. Over three days, internationally highly recognized scientists in the field presented their most recent research results. The MPI CEC was happy to welcome the following lecturers to its first Ernst Haage Symposium:

Prof. Robert Davis (University of Virginia)
Prof. Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen)
Prof. Joachim Mayer (RWTH Aachen)
Prof. Franc Meyer (Universität Göttingen)
Prof. Joost N.H. Reek (University of Amsterdam)
Prof. Philippe Sautet (University of Lyon)
Prof. Ferdi Schüth (MPI für Kohlenforschung/Vizepräsident der MPG)
Prof. Stenbjörn Styring (University Uppsala)
Prof. Sir John Meurig Thomas (University of Cambridge)

Further information (in German) you will find in our press release or the solarify website.

Awardees 2015

Ernst Haage-Preis 2015: Dr. Inke Siewert

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

Ernst Haage-Doktorandenpreis 2015: Dr. Julia Schumann

Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max Planck Society

Auszubildenden-Preis 2015: Christian Klucken

Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Awardees

Ernst Haage Prize (national)

2017 PD Dr. Harald Oberhofer

2016 Prof. Dr. Aliaksandr Bandarenka

2015 Dr. Inke Siewert

2014 Dr. Martin H. G. Prechtl

2013 Dr. Oana Cojocaru-Mirédin

2012 Dr. Kallol Ray

Ernst Haage Prize winners 2006-2011

2011 Dr. Nicholas Cox

2010 Dr. Dimitrios A. Pantazis

2009 Dr. Maria-Eirini Pandelia & Dr. Carsten Milsmann

2008 Dr. Connie Lu

2007 Dr. Johannes Messinger

2006 Dr. John Berry

Ernst Haage Prize for Doctoral Students

2017 Dr. Patricia Rodrígue Maciá

2016 Dr. Cyriac Massué

2015 Dr. Julia Schumann

2014 Dr. Katharina Weber

2013 Dr. Michael Römelt

2012 Dr. Andreas Hansen

Apprenticeship Prize of the Ernst Haage Foundation

2017 Christine Leenen

2016 Christian Sichelschmidt

2015 Christian Klucken

2014 Tobias Stamm

2013 Teresa Bartoldus

2012 Alina Steinbach

2011 Natalia Kowalew

2010 Yvonne Brandenburger & Mario Dunsch

2009 Christiane König

 

 

Ernst Haage

The Foundation is named after Ernst Haage (1901-1968), a Mülheim entrepreneur who was closely associated with research at the Max Planck institutes in the city from 1932 onwards through his scientific and technical instruments and components.