Worth EUR 15,000, the "Heinrich Emanuel Merck-Award" of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for achievements in analytical science has been awarded to internationally outstanding scientists since 1988.
We grant the prize to mark the centennial of the first standardization of analytical methods in a book by Dr. Karl Krauch, a chemist working in our company, entitled “The Testing of the Purity of Chemical Reagents”. The award bears the name of (Heinrich) Emanuel Merck, who defined the company’s commitment to quality by the claim “I shall always guarantee the purity of my preparations”.
Helping to improve quality of life
The award is intended for chemists up to the age of 45 whose work focuses on the development of new analytical methods and the deployment thereof in applications aimed at improving the quality of human life, for example in areas such as environmental protection, life sciences, or material science.
Some indication of the recognition the award has meanwhile attained in the world of chemical analysis is documented, apart from the excellent qualifications of the jury itself, by the list of previous award winners:
|2014||Prof. Petra Dittrich||ETH Zürich||Switzerland||Microfluidic analytical platforms|
|2012||Prof. Aaron R. Wheeler||University of Toronto||Canada||Droplet-scale estrogen assays in breast tissue|
|2010||Prof. Luisa Torsi||Bari University||Italy||Organic sensitivity-enhanced field-effect sensors for determination of chiral compounds|
|2007||Dr. Alexander Makarov||Thermo Fisher Scientific,
|Germany||Performance evaluation of a hybrid linear ion trap/orbitrap mass spectrometer|
|2007||Prof. Dr. Shuming Nie||Emory University, Atlanta||USA||In vivo cancer targeting and imaging with semiconductor quantum dots|
|2004||Prof. Yoshinobu Baba||University of Tokushima||Japan||Nanospheres for DNA separation chips|
|2002||Prof. Jonathan V. Sweedler||University of Illinois,
|USA||Measuring the peptides in individual organelles with mass spectrometry|
|2000||Prof. Norman Dovichi||University of Alberta||Canada||A multiple-capillary electrophoresis system for small-scale DNA sequencing and analysis|
|1998||Prof. Renato Zenobi||ETH Zurich||Switzerland||Laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry|
|1996||Prof. D. Jed Harrison||University of Alberta||Canada||Micromachining a miniaturized capillary electrophore-based chemical analysis system on a chip|
|1996||Prof. Andreas Manz||Imperial College London||Great Britain||Micromachining a miniaturized capillary electrophore-based chemical analysis system on a chip|
|1993||Prof. Aviv Amirav||Tel Aviv University||Israel||Pulsed-flame photometer : a novel gas chromatography detector|
|1990||Dr. Bidlingmeyer||Millipore Corporation||USA||Liquid chromatography detectors|
|1990||Prof. Reinhard Nießner||Technical University of Munich||Germany||The photoelectric aerosol sensor array applied to heavy metal aerosols|
|1988||Prof. Masataka Hiraide||Nagoya University||Japan||Separation of trace elements from high-purity metals|
|1988||Prof. Otto S. Wolfbeis||Graz University||Austria||Fluorescence sensors|