Mattauch-Herzog Award

Mattauch-Herzog Award for Mass Spectrometry 2022 of the German Mass Spectrometry Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie, DGMS)

Endowed by Thermo Fisher Scientific

The German Mass Spectrometry Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie, DGMS) presents the Mattauch-Herzog Award endowed by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Established in 1988 it is considered as one of the most prestigious scientific award in analytical sciences. Scientists in mass spectrometry are honoured by the award under the patronage of DGMS recognizing significant achievements made in the early stages of their career.

The Mattauch-Herzog Award takes the name of two pioneers in mass spectrometry, Josef Mattauch and Richard Herzog who developed fundamental aspects of mass spectroscopic ion optics and, in 1934, presented a novel type of mass spectrometer equipped with ion optics which became known world-wide as the “Mattauch-Herzog-System”.

The Mattauch-Herzog Award recognizes a significant achievement in one of the two major fields of modern mass spectrometry, viz. organic/biochemical analytical science or element and isotope analyses. In the context of these two wide areas of applications there is no limit to the subject of research, as long as it constitutes an important and pioneering novel application of mass spectrometry or an outstanding advance in methodology and instrumentation.

The award, in the amount of 12.500 €, together with a certificate commemorating the award is announced and presented together with the award lecture at the annual meeting of the DGMS. The award is occasional with no more than one per year. However, in exceptional cases it might be equally shared between two individuals. Next awards ceremony will be held at the 54th Annual Conference of the DGMS in Dortmund, March, 13-16, 2022.

Eligibility. Open to scientists who have carried out their scientific work in a European country. The application and the underlying scientific work should be written either in German or English. Applications are not linked to a formal scientific qualification. The award honours the scientific achievements of a young scientist, hence, as a rule, applicants should not have passed the age of forty in the year of application.

Further Details on application and awarding of the Mattauch-Herzog Award for Mass Spectrometry as well as previous recipients may be found on the homepage of the DGMS.

All requested documents must be submitted in duplicate or (preferably) as electronic files.

Submissions of applications for the awards presented in 2022 should be made to the chairperson of the jury by November 1st 2021:

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spengler
Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
– Analytical Chemistry –
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 17
D-35392 Gießen

Guidelines and important information for application may be found here.