The Europe Section Heinz Gerischer Award was established in 2001 to recognize an individual or a small group of individuals (no more than 3) who have made an outstanding contribution to the science of semiconductor electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry including the underlying areas of physical and materials chemistry of significance to this field. The prize was established in part by a generous contribution from the family of the late Prof. Heinz and Dr. Renate Gerischer.
Nomination Deadline: February 15, odd years
Presented: Fall meeting, odd years
The recipient(s) will have made outstanding contribution to the science of semiconductor electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry including the underlying areas of physical and materials chemistry of significance to this field. A candidate need not be an ECS member.
Nominations can be made by a single scientist or a group of scientists. Self-nomination is not permitted.
A complete nomination package includes:
- Completed electronic nomination form
- A nomination letter highlighting the nominee’s contributions to the field(s) outlined above
- CV and list of publications
- Copies of the nominee’s four most important papers (or patents)
- Up to five letters of support from scientists in the field
The award consists of a scroll and a EUR €2000 prize. If a group of either 2 or 3 individuals are selected to receive the award, a scroll will be prepared for each winner, but the cash prize will be split equally between the winners. The recipient(s) will be invited to deliver the “Gerischer Prize Lecture” during the meeting at which the prize will be presented.
About Heinz Gerischer
Heinz Gerischer was a German Scientist who made significant contributions to the field particularly in the area of semiconductive electrodes and electrode kinetics. His work laid the foundation for a mechanistic interpretation of electrode reactions and strongly influenced our present understanding of electrode kinetics.