1991 Klaus Schönert, Professor Dr.-Ing., Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany
1994 0tto Molerus, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Erlangen/Germany
1997 Heinrich Schubert, Prof. Dr.sc. Techn. Drs.h.c., Freiberg/Germany
2000 Kurt Leschonski, †21.03.2002, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h., Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany
2003 Hansjörg Schwedes, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Braunschweig/Germany
2006 Helmar Schubert, Prof., Universität Karlsruhe/Germany
2009 Karl Sommer, Prof. Dr.-Ing., TU Munich/Germany
The medal is called the 'Hans Rumpf-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.
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 Hans Rumpf Medal is awarded in recognition of work that has contributed towards deepening and extending the fundamentals of mechanical 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 mechanical 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 mechanical process engineering. Announcements are repeated if necessary.