Prof. Matthias Beller (middle), laureate of the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award 2017, together with Susanne Wamsler, daughter of Dr. Karl Wamsler, and Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, president of TUM. Image: Andreas Heddergott

Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award

The Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award is presented by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the chemicals company Clariant to promote excellent performance in the field of catalysis, including bio-catalysis and White Biotechnology.

The award is named after Dr. Karl Wamsler who died in 2016. Wamsler was one of the most important and formative figures in post-war German chemistry. He was also a generous patron when it came to supporting science and the arts and was named TUM Honorary Senator in 2015. The award was introduced in 2017 and carries a monetary award of €50,000.

The following persons have received the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award:

Matthias Beller (2017)

Director of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller received the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award in 2017.

In brackets: Year in which the award was received

The information provided on each of the laureates was up to date at the time the award was received.



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