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The EuChemS Walter Thiel Award In Computational and Theoretical Chemistry

Award Description: The award recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution of a young researcher based in a country affiliated to the EuChemS. The award is granted every two years. It includes a prize amount of one thousand Euros, the EuChemS Walter Thiel medal, and an invitation to present an article on the award-winning research in Chemistry – A European Journal.

The Laureate will present a keynote lecture as part of the Award Ceremony taking place at this conference (see Program). The name of the winner of the 1st EuChemS Walter Thiel Award will be disclosed soon.

Award Sponsors: The EuChemS Walter Thiel award is sponsored by the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohleforschung, the GDCh and by Chemistry Europe.


Walter Thiel was one of the world’s leading European theoretical chemists of the late 20th and early 21st century. He was among those who realized the potential of theoretical and computational chemistry, not only to predict and understand a great variety of phenomena in chemistry, physics and biochemistry, but also to establish the route toward the exploration of new processes and provide the answers to many of the questions that challenge our understanding of the world around us. At the same time, Walter was a great scientist, an outstanding personality with great sensibility and enormous respect for others. It is Walter’s vision of science and his spirit that our award shall promote.

Best Poster awards

Three awards will be provided for outstanding poster presentations. The poster committee evaluates all posters on their scientific content, design, and clarity of the presentation – both of the poster and also when talking to the presenter.

Best contributed talk awards

Awards will be provided for outstanding contributed presentations. The scientific committee will evaluate all talks on their scientific content, approach, design, and clarity of the presentation.