PhD Award

Doctoral award of the GDCh division Solid State Chemistry & Materials Research

The companies TANIOBIS (formerly: HC Starck Tantalum & Niobium) and HC Starck Tungsten alternately sponsor the award for the best doctoral thesis in the field of inorganic Solid-State Chemistry and Materials Research . The prize is awarded annually by the Solid State Chemistry & Materials division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The award includes an award certificate and prize money of 5000 euros.

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PhD Award award 2022

The TANIOBIS PhD Award for solid-state chemistry and materials research was presented to Dr.-Ing Janett Schmelzer and Dr. Awarded to Nicolas Zapp.

Dr.-Ing. Janett Schmelzer in appreciation of her outstanding dissertation entitled "Microstructure and properties of powder metallurgical manufactured V-rich V-Si-B alloys for high-temperature application" at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg. Miss Dr. In her dissertation, Schmelzer describes a new approach to presenting different alloy variants of vanadium-based multiphase materials. By combining mechanical alloying with additive manufacturing in the form of laser deposition welding and selective laser beam melting in a powder bed, Dr. Represent, consolidate and fully characterize vanadium/silicon/boron composites unknown to Schmelzer and previously inaccessible by any other means. Supported by numerical simulations, the work represents an outstanding contribution to the development of new high-temperature materials and the improvement of the thermodynamic efficiency of gas turbines, opening up possibilities that go beyond those of nickel-based superalloys.


Dr. Nicolas Zapp in recognition of his outstanding dissertation entitled "Rare Earth Heteroanionic Hydrides with Secondary O2--, F--, and N3--Ions Related to the CaF2- and K2NiF4-Structure Types" which he wrote at the University of Leipzig. Dr. In his dissertation, Zapp describes the synthesis of complex heteroanionic compounds of rare earth elements. The hydride ion, which can be substituted by the similarly sized oxide, nitride and fluoride ions, plays a crucial role here. He develops suitable synthetic routes and, by combining analytical methods, he succeeds in accurately determining the positions of the anions in the solids. In particular, the combination of X-ray and neutron diffraction leads to high-quality structure determinations. dr Zapp thus makes a significant contribution to our understanding of a very new class of substances. The derivation of structure-property relationships based on the knowledge of the precise structure is supported by theoretical investigations at a high level. It is foreseeable that the results will inspire further work on this class of substances, which will lead to novel materials with previously unforeseeable properties.

PhD Award award 2021

The HC Starck Tungsten PhD Award award, donated by HC Starck Tungsten GmbH, for solid-state chemistry and materials research was presented to Dr. Luke May and Dr. Awarded to Philip Netzsch.

Dr. Lukas Mai in recognition of his outstanding dissertation entitled: "Investigation of Amino-Alkyl Coordinated Complexes as New Precursor Class for Atomic Layer Deposition of Aluminum, Tin and Zinc Oxide Thin Films and their Application" for the pioneering contributions to the development of a new one described therein Class of precursors for the deposition of atomic layers of binary metal oxides, especially aluminum oxide, at low temperatures. The dissertation was written in the working group of Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi at the Ruhr University Bochum.


Dr. Philip Netzsch in recognition of his outstanding dissertation entitled: "On Silicate-Analogous Materials - Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Borosulfates" for the pioneering contributions described therein to the systematic development of a large number of new borosulfates, the rationalization of the synthetic approach and the investigation of fascinating structures -Property relationships. The dissertation was written in the working group of Prof. Dr. Henning A. Höppe at the University of Augsburg.

PhD Award award 2020

The TANIOBIS PhD Award (formerly: HC Starck Tantalum & Niobium PhD Award Prize) for solid-state chemistry and materials research was given to OnlinePascal Cop awarded in recognition of his outstanding dissertation with the title: ?CeO 2 -based nanostructures as model catalysts for HCl oxidation?. Dr. Cop's creative, in-depth and future-oriented work on CeO 2 -based nanostructures represents excellent basic research and at the same time addresses a very topical and socially relevant topic, namely the maximization of the efficiency of chemical reactions, which, for example, enable efficient exhaust gas cleaning and are indispensable in large-scale industry. The HCl oxidation plays a very important role from an environmental point of view. Dr. Cop's investigations into the deactivation of the catalyst could in the future contribute to the optimization of catalyst materials for mass technologies and thus to the sustainability of various chemical processes. The dissertation was carried out in the working group of Prof. Dr. Bernd Smarsly at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen .

PhD award 2019

Prof. Dr. C. Felser, Dr. J. Meese-Marktscheffel,
Dr. H. Schwartz und Dr. S. Kloß (v.li.n.re)
Dr. S. Kloß und Dr. H. Schwartz

The HC Starck Tungsten PhD award 2019 for Solid-State Chemistry and Materials Research research was given in equal parts to Dr. Heidi Schwartz and Dr. Simon Kloß forgive.

Dr. Heidi Annemarie Schwartz received the award for her outstanding dissertation on the topic of "Metal-Organic Frameworks as Crystalline Porous Hosts for Photoactive Molecules" and for the pioneering work on structure-property relationships of organometallic framework compounds as crystalline, porous host structures for photoactive molecules.

Dr. Simon David Kloß was recognized for his outstanding dissertation on " The High-Pressure Metathesis Route for the Preparation of Rare-Earth and Transition Metal Nitridophosphates " and for the pioneering discoveries in the field of rare earth and transition metal nitridophosphates as well as for the development of a groundbreaking one new method of high pressure metathesis to open up new areas in nitridophosphate chemistry.

Doctoral awards 1995ff

Year awardee: in Affiliation at the time of the award

PhD Award

2021 dr Luke May Ruhr-University Bochum

HC Starck Tungsten

2021 dr Phillip Netzsch University of Augsburg

HC Starck Tungsten

2020 dr Pascal Cop Justus Liebig University Gießen

TANIOBIS

2019 dr Simon David Kloss Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

HC Starck Tungsten

2019 dr Heidi Annemarie Schwartz University of Cologne

HC Starck Tungsten

2018 dr Sebastian Bette Technological University Bergakademie Freiburg

HC Starck Tantalum & Niobium

2018 dr Chia Chin Chen University of Stuttgart

HC Starck Tantalum & Niobium

2016 dr Martin Heise Technical University Dresden

HC Starck

2016 dr Martin Oschatz Technical University Dresden

HC Starck

2014 dr Pascal Hartman Justus Liebig University Gießen

HC Starck

2014 dr Michael Schoneich Technical University Dresden

HC Starck

2012 dr Matthew Kellermeier University of Regensburg

HC Starck

2012 dr Saskia Stegmaier Technical University of Munich

HC Starck

2010 dr Bernhard Wahl Technical University Dresden

HC Starck

2008 dr Florian M Stadler Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

HC Starck

2006 dr Martin Wilkening University of Hanover

HC Starck

2004 dr Stefan Schlueter University of Bonn

HC Starck

2002 dr Anja Verena Mudring University of Bonn

HC Starck

2000 dr Hubert Huppertz

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

HC Starck

2000 dr Andrew Leineweber University of Dortmund

HC Starck

2000 dr Ulrich Steinbrenner University of Stuttgart

HC Starck

1997 dr Ingrid Denk

MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

HC Starck

1997 dr Matthew Conrad

Philips University of Marburg

HC Starck

1995

dr Frank Thomas Lange

University (TH) Karlsruhe

HC Starck

1995 dr Claus Feldman University of Bonn

HC Starck

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