Erich Hückel Award

Erich Hückel Prize


  • Subject: theoretical chemistry
  • Consists of: 7,500 euros, certificate
  • First awarded: 2016
  • Awarded in: Even years

With the Erich Hückel Award , the GDCh honors outstanding work by scientists in the field of theoretical chemistry. The namesake Erich Hückel is known for the Hückel molecular orbital method he developed, the HMO method. The Hückel rules derived from this for the definition of aromatic and non-aromatic organic molecules are now part of the basic knowledge of all chemistry students.

Current winner: Sigrid D. Peyerimhoff, Bonn

The GDCh honors women. Prof. Sigrid D. Peyerimhoff for her fundamental development of quantum chemical methods for the calculation of molecular properties, for the elucidation of chemical reactions and for the analysis of molecular spectra, in particular for the development of the multi-reference approach in the configuration interaction method with selection and energy extrapolation including spin-orbit Interaction.

awardee 2020: Gernot Frenking, Marburg

Foto: Bildarchiv
Foto Marburg

The GDCh honored Professor Gernot Frenking with the Erich Hückel Award 2020 for his diverse, internationally outstanding contributions to solving current problems in chemistry through the use of modern, quantum chemical methods, especially in the fields of chemical bonding and inorganic molecular chemistry.

More information about Professor Frenking

Distinguished people since 2016

2020 Gernot Frenking, Marburg
2018 Hans Joachim Werner, Stuttgart
2016 Werner Kutzelnigg, Bochum

selection committee

Prof. Dr. Leticia González, University of Vienna (lead management)
Prof. Dr. Irene Burghardt, Goethe University Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kühn, University of Rostock
Prof. Dr. Peter Saalfrank, University of Regensburg
dr Ansgar Schäfer, BASF SE
Prof. Dr. Birgit Strodel, Research Center Jülich GmbH

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