Awards for our research

Academic honors, prizes and awards are an important component in recognizing and publicizing excellent research. The recognition of the award winners is thus a contribution to the reputation of the TU Munich as a research-strong educational institution. They make it clear at what a high, international level research is conducted at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Awards for outstanding scientific achievements are presented by foundations, associations and societies as well as by scientific associations or magazines and by politicians at the state, federal or EU level. In addition, excellent scientists can also be honored through memberships in scientific academies or in political committees.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Medal

2020: Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller

2019: Prof. Dr. Michael W. Pfaffl
2016: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
2014: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Küster

Further award winners

TUM Sustainability Award

2020: Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig

Further award winners

Recent prizes and awards

Research, Award | 19.01.2021 Highly endowed EU grants for research at TUM - ERC announces five prestigious Consolidator Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded five Consolidator Grants to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The recipients will use the funding to pursue research in quantum computers, sustainable aluminum...[more]

Research, Award | 27.11.2020 TUM IdeAward for technologies with high market potential-Prizes for start-up ideas in bioprocess technology, biotechnology and medical technology

Last night three teams were honored with the TUM IdeAward for their technology-based start-up ideas. They respectively developed a rotating chemical reactor for use in the pharmaceuticals industry and water treatment, a...[more]

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9 ERC grants have already been obtained by researchers at the TUM School of Life Sciences for their cutting-edge research at the European Research Council (ERC).

TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors

The honorary title "TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor" distinguishes leading international scientists who are working at other universities, advancing a scientific area, and developing long-term collaborations with their colleagues at TUM.

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Honorary Doctors

For excellent scientific achievements, often also in recognition of their scientist’s outstanding lifetime achievements, numerous scientists of the TUM School of Life Sciences have been awarded the honorary dignity of a doctor:

  • Auwärter Konrad, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Dr.-Ing. E.h.
  • Büchel Karl-Heinz, Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Dr.agr.h.c., Dr.rer.nat.h.c.
  • Karel Marcus, Prof. B.A., Drs. h.c., Dr.-Ing. E.h.
  • Meuser Friedrich, Dr.-Ing.
  • Nilsson-Björk Sven, Prof. Dr.phil.
  • Narziß Ludwig, Prof. Dr. agr.
  • Soltmann Dieter Hans, Dr.-Ing.

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