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Science Award 2013


BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf


Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 23, 2013 – The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from BASF and Volkswagen goes in 2013 to Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, work group “Electrocatalysis”, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from academia selected Mayrhofer for the outstanding results of his research on electrocatalysts, which are crucial for the life expectancy of fuel cells. The scientist has developed new test and analysis methods which enable direct visual investigation of degradation pathways for different catalysts, and which identify fully automatic appropriate materials for catalysts. These research results are an important contribution to realizing highly active and stabile electrocatalysts for efficient electrochemical energy converters.

>> Press Release from October 23, 2013
Left: Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE; Middle: Prize winner Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf; Right: Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Volkswagen Group.
Left: Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE;
Middle: Prize winner Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf;
Right: Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Volkswagen Group.

Previous Years

Finalists from the previous years and their projects

2016

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. William Chueh

Award for Applied Research
Dr. Martin Ebner

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2015

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Bryan McCloskey

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2014

Science Award Electrochemistry
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood

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2013

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Karl Mayrhofer

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2012

Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi

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