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ADUC prize

As part of the chemistry lecturers' Chemiedozententagung , the ADUC honors up to three young scientists (during habilitation, scholarship or junior professorship) for establishing an independent research area with the ADUC prize. The award comes with a certificate and prize money of 5,000 euros each. Both nominations and applications are possible; this should take place up to a maximum of six years after the end of the doctorate and before taking up a permanent/open-ended professorship. The establishment of the independent research area is to be demonstrated by means of representative publications in scientific journals.

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ADUC Prizes 2024

Presentation of the ADUC Prizes at the CDT 2024 in Aachen by Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Arndt (ADUC- Chair) (Photos: Felix Garg):


  • Dr. Moritz Malischewski "...for his successes in the field of highly reactive and unusual coordination compounds, in particular through reactions in superacidic media and using highly fluorinated cyclopentadienide ligands."
  • Dr. Jola Pospech "...for her creative contributions in the field of photoredox catalysis, in particular for the development of catalytically active pyrimidopteridines, their mechanistic investigation and their use in hydroamination and hydroacylation reactions."

ADUC prices 2023

Awarding of the ADUC awards on the occasion of the CDT 2023 in Dresden by Prof. Dr. Nobert W. Mitzel (ADUC Chair) to (Photos: GDCh; Photographer: J. Lösel):


  • Dr. Terrance Hadlington " ... for the implementation of the one-center ambiphily concept, which enables sophisticated cooperative bond activations on transition metal complexes with low-valent, redox-active main group ligands and makes it usable for homogeneous catalytic processes, especially hydroamination."
  • Jun. Prof. Dr. Christoph Kerzig "...for the further development of photochemical energy conversion, especially in water, as well as for the development of novel two-photon processes for photocatalysis with visible light."
  • Dr. Golo Storch "...for the biomimetic development and investigation of substituted flavins as molecular redox catalysts in organic synthesis."

ADUC prices 2022

On the occasion of the CDT 2022 in Saarbrücken, Prof. Dr. Nobert W. Mitzel (ADUC- Chair; photos: left) the ADUC Prizes 2022 (photos: Jean M. Laffitau) to:


  • Jun. Prof. Dr. Kai S. Exner "...for original and groundbreaking research in the field of theoretical electrocatalysis to improve electrode materials for electrocatalytic processes or batteries."
  • Jun. Prof. Dr. Max M. Hansmann "...for the development of synthetic approaches to unusual and highly reactive carbon compounds such as mesoionic N-heterocyclic olefins, diazoalkenes, triplet vinylidenes and electron-rich olefins as well as their comprehensive physical characterization."
  • Dr. Christopher J. Teskey "...for the development of light-switchable transition metal catalysts using the example of cobalt-mediated hydroborations, which enable stereoselective aldol reaction cascades and exhibit switchable chemoselectivity."

ADUC prices 2021


  • Dr. Robert Göstl "...for the development of molecular force sensors that open up novel possibilities for characterizing and manipulating the mechanical behavior of polymeric materials and materials."

  • Ass.-Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald "...for quantum chemical calculations to clarify the reaction mechanisms and for a better understanding of the catalytically relevant active centers in the activation of small molecules such as nitrogen or oxygen in the context of chemical energy conversion."
  • Dr. Christian Sindlinger "...for the development of efficient syntheses of free boroles and the use of their dianions, the borole diides, as cyclopentadienide-analog ligands for the stabilization of unprecedented sandwich complexes and cluster-like half-sandwich complexes of electropositive p-block elements."

Dr. Robert Göstl
Dr. Christian Sindlinger

ADUC Awards 2020

Dr. Urs Gellrich
Dr. Jannika Lauth
Dr. habil. Crispin Lichtenberg


  • Dr. Urs Gellrich "...for the development of the novel concept of inter- and intramolecular boron-ligand cooperation for bond activation and catalysis, including the first organocatalytic dehydrogenation of amine-borane."

  • Dr. Jannika Lauth "...for the representation of novel ultrathin 2D semiconductor materials and their characterization using ultrashort-term spectroscopic methods. The materials have innovative optoelectronic properties such as photoexcitable, highly mobile charge carriers or bound excitons with strong emission."
  • Dr. habil. Crispin Lichtenberg "...for his preparative work in the areas of low-valent, cationic and radical bismuth chemistry, including the isolation and characterization of new classes of substances, the design and optimization of chemical properties using tailor-made ligands and the application of these compounds in the areas of CH -Activation, controlled radical reactions and activation of small, strongly bound molecules."

ADUC prices 1998ff

Until 2015, the prizes were awarded for the previous year; Since 2016, the award year has also been the award year.

Year Award ceremony Awarded on the occasion of the CDT
2024 Dr. Moritz Malischewski, Berlin
Dr. Jola Pospech, Rostock
March 11, 2024 (Aachen)

Dr. Terrance Hadlington, Munich
Jun. Prof. Dr. Christoph Kerzig, Mainz
Dr. Golo Storch, Munich

March 13, 2023 (Dresden)
2022 Jun. Prof. Dr. Kai S. Exner, Duisburg-Essen
Jun. Prof. Dr. Max M. Hansmann, Dortmund
Dr. Christopher J. Teskey, Aachen
March 21, 2022 (Saarbrücken)
2021 Dr. Robert Göstl, Aachen
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald, Darmstadt
Dr. Christian Sindlinger, Göttingen
March 15, 2021 (online)


Dr. Urs Gellrich, Gießen
Dr. Jannika Lauth, Hanover
Dr. habil. Crispin Lichtenberg, Würzburg



Dr. Lutz Greb, Heidelberg
Dr. Thomas-Christian Jagau, Munich
Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren, Münster

March 18, 2019 (Koblenz-Landau)


Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel, Bochum
Jun. Prof. Dr. Philipp Heretsch, Berlin
Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki, Bonn

March 5, 2018 (Jena)

2017 Dr. Rubén D. Costa Riquelme, Erlangen
Dr. Robert Langer, Marburg
Dr. Bill Morandi, Mülheim an der Ruhr

March 13, 2017 (Marburg)

2016 Jun. Prof. Dr. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen, Darmstadt
Dr. Inke Siewert, Göttingen
Dr. Thomas Magauer, Munich

March 21, 2016 (Heidelberg)

2014 Dr. Tanja Gaich, Hanover
Dr. Viktoria H. Däschlein-Geßner, Würzburg
Dr. Michael Sommer, Freiburg

March 2, 2015 (Regensburg)

2013 Dr. Jan Streuff, Freiburg i. Brsg.
Dr. Roland Marschall, Giessen
Dr. Sebastian Seiffert, Berlin

March 10, 2014 (Paderborn)

2012 Dr. Manuel Alcarazo Velasco, Mülheim/Ruhr
Jun. Prof. Dr. Guido Clever, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck, Zurich

March 11, 2013 (Berlin)

2011 Dr. Philip Adelhelm, Gießen
Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue, Berlin
Dr. Nuno Maulide, Mülheim/Ruhr

March 5, 2012 (Freiburg)

2010 Dr. Christian Hackenberger, Berlin
Dr. Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel, Freiburg
Dr. Dai Zhang, Tübingen

March 14, 2011 (Mainz)

2009 Dr. Torsten Brezesinski, Gießen
Dr. Nicolai Cramer, Zurich
Dr. Martin Wilkening, Hanover

March 8th - 0th, 2010 (Gießen)

2008 Dr. Markus Rolf Heinrich, Munich
Dr. Jens Bredenbeck, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Johannes Neugebauer, Zurich/Switzerland

March 8, 2009 (Göttingen)

2007 Dr. Stefan Kirsch, Garching
Dr. Christina Marie Thiele, Darmstadt
Dr. Oliver Trapp, Mülheim/Ruhr

March 30, 2008 (Kaiserslautern)

2006 Dr. Lutz Ackermann, Munich
Dr. Anke Krüger, Kiel
Dr. Sebastian Schlücker, Würzburg

March 11, 2007 (Hall)

2005 Dr. Stefan Hecht, Mülheim/Ruhr
Dr. Jörn Schmedt on the Günne, Munich
Dr. Bernd Franz Straub, Munich

March 19, 2006 (Hamburg)

2004 Dr. Dirk Deubel, Lugano
Dr. Kai Carsten Hultzsch, Erlangen
Dr. Martin Oestreich, Freiburg i. Br.

March 6, 2005 (Munich)

2003 Dr. Dr. Hans.Jörg Himmel, Karlsruhe
Dr. Kilian Muniz, Bonn
Dr. Markus Heron, Bonn

March 7, 2004 (Dortmund)

2002 Dr. Thorsten Glaser, Münster
Dr. Cosima Stubenrauch, Cologne
Dr. Arne Lützen, Oldenburg

March 16, 2003 (Chemnitz)


Dr. Ingo Krossing, Karlsruhe
Dr. Bernd Goldfuß, Heidelberg
Dr. Thomas Lenzer, Göttingen

March 10, 2002 (Cologne)


Dr. Rainer Haag, Freiburg
Dr. Werner Nau, Basel
Dr. Kay Severin, Munich

March 18, 2001 (Leipzig)


Dr. Barbara Albert, Gießen
Dr. Norbert Mitzel, Munich
Dr. Peter R. Schreiner, Athens/GA, USA, and Göttingen

March 19, 2000 (Regensburg)


Dr. Andreas Gansäuer, Göttingen
Dr. Christian Limberg, Heidelberg
Dr. Ulrich Simon, Essen

March 14, 1999 (Oldenburg)

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