1991 Rutherford Aris, Prof. Ph.D. D.Sc., Minneapolis/USA
1994 Peter Deuflhard, Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Berlin/Germany jointly with Jürgen Warnatz, Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Stuttgart/Germany
1997 Jacques Villermaux (deceased Feb. 1997), Prof., Nancy/France
2000 Gerhart Eigenberger, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Stuttgart/Germany
2003 Gerhard Emig, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil., Erlangen/Germany
2006 Harmon W. Ray, Prof., University of Wisconsin/USA
2009 Peter Zehner, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Ludwigshafen/Germany
The medal is called the 'Gerhard Damköhler-Medaille'. It is one of three ProcessNet medals. ProcessNet is a joint initiative of DECHEMA e.V. and VDi-GVC.
The medal is awarded at least every three years.
All achievements documented in publications and lectures are taken into account.
The medal is presented at a special public ceremony, preferentially during the ProcessNet Annual meeting.
The award consists of a certificate and a medal.
The Gerhard Damköhler Medal is awarded in recognition of work that has contributed towards deepening and extending the fundamentals of chemical process engineering or to exemplary applications in industry. Priority is given to trend-setting experimental discoveries, exemplary modeling or theoretical developments in the scale-up of chemical processes.
No geographical restriction is imposed on the award of the medal.
As proof of competence, publications in international journals should be submitted to the Board of ProcessNet. The publications must have appeared by the end of the year preceding the award ceremony.
The Board of ProcessNet decides on the award of the medal in consultation with other experts.
The Board of ProcessNet takes all published work of a candidate into account as far as possible.
The ProcessNet Board's decision on the award conferred is final and cannot be challenged.
The announcement of the award winner is published in the journal "Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik" and in national and international scientific journals and newspapers.
The announcement is made by
a. press release to national and international journals and newspapers
b. notification to members of academia active in chemical process engineering Announcements are repeated if necessary.