Hermann Staudinger Award

Hermann Staudinger Prize


  • Subject: macromolecular chemistry
  • Consists of: 7,500 euros, gold medal, certificate
  • First awarded: 1971
  • Awarded in: Even years

The Hermann Staudinger Award is awarded by the GDCh every two years to scientists who have made special contributions to the field of macromolecular chemistry. The award commemorates Hermann Staudinger, known as the father of polymer chemistry, who received the 1953 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his achievements. The GDCh Division of Macromolecular Chemistry has the right to nominate the awardee.

Current awardee: Egbert Willem "Bert" Meijer, TU Eindhoven/Netherlands

The GDCh honors Prof. Dr. Bert Meijer's internationally outstanding and creative contributions in the field of supramolecular polymer chemistry with the Hermann Staudinger Award 2022. Among other things, he has established universal rules for the supramolecular structure of polymers, which are of great importance for materials science.

More information about Professor Meijer

Award winner interview 2020

Distinguished people since 1971


Egbert Willem "Bert" Meijer, TU Eindhoven/Netherlands

2020 Markus Antonietti, Potsdam
2018 Brigitte Voit, Dresden
2016 Klaus Müllen, Mainz
2014 Martin Moeller, Aachen
2012 Axel Mueller, Bayreuth
2009 Rolf Mülhaupt, Freiburg
2006 Wolfgang Peter Meier, Basel/Switzerland
2003 Walter Kaminsky, Hamburg
2000 Walter Hugo Stockmayer, Hanover/USA
1997 Hansjoerg Sinn, Hamburg
1994 Burkart Philipp, Teltow
1990 Gerhard Wegner, Mainz
1985 Helmut Ringsdorf, Mainz
1981 Hans Batzer, Basel/Switzerland
1979 Georg Manecke, Berlin
1977 Herman Schnell, Leverkusen
1976 Hans Fikentscher, Ludwigshafen
1973 Otto Bayer, Leverkusen

Werner Kern, Mainz

Günter Viktor Schulz, Mainz

Selection committee

Prof. Dr. Holger Frey, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (lead)
Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag, Free University of Berlin
Prof. Dr. Laura Hartmann, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Sabine Ludwigs, University of Stuttgart

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