Science Award Electro Chemistry VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT BASF - The Chemical Company

Privacy Notices

Volkswagen and BASF (hereinafter the "Initiators") are delighted that you have visited our website (hereinafter the "Website") and thank you for your interest. For the Initiators, data protection has the highest priority. This document is designed to provide you with information on how we are following the rules for data protection, which information we gather while you are browsing our Website and how this information is used. First and foremost: your personal data is only used in the following cases and will not be used in following cases without your explicit approval.

Collecting data
When you visit the Website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not stored as personal related data. The web servers that are used store the following data by default:
  • The name of your internet service provider
  • The website from which you visited us
  • The websites which you visit when you are with us
  • Your IP address
This information is analyzed in anonymized form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content and functionality of our Website. Where data is passed on to external service providers, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed.

Collecting and processing personal data
Beyond this use, personal data is only collected when you provide us with this in the course of, say, registration, by filling out forms or sending emails, and in the course of your application for the Science Award Electrochemistry.
Your personal data remains with our company and our provider and will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or by persons instructed by us.

Data retention
We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform the application process and the Science Award Electrochemistry, providing that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.

The Initiators deploy technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Where personal data is being collected and processed the information will be transferred in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by a third party.

Right to obtain and correct information
You have the right to check all data relating to your person stored with us and inform us, if it is in your opinion out-of-date or incorrect. To inform us, just send an email to

On our Website, we only use cookies for web analytics.

It appears you have deactived JavaScript in your browser. This feature is only available with JavaScript turned on. If you donít want your data to be collected, you can still turn on Do Not Track in your browser which is a general setting and is being respected by our Matomo installation.

Previous Years

Finalists from the previous years and their projects


Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Jennifer L. M. Rupp

Award for Applied Research
Dr. Stafford Wheeler Sheehan

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Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. William Chueh

Award for Applied Research
Dr. Martin Ebner

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Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Bryan McCloskey

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Science Award Electrochemistry
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood

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Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Karl Mayrhofer

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Science Award Electrochemistry
Dr. Naoaki Yabuuchi

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