MAINZ Award

Each year, an award of € 2,000 will be granted for two outstanding PhD thesis within MAINZ.

Former PhD students who achieve a degree "with distinction" and manage to coplete the MAINZ certificate are candidates for nomination by their supervisors. Supervisors will be informed by MAINZ to hand in a letter of nomination, a PDF version of the written thesis, the reports on the written thesis and the grading sheet of the PhD degree at the MAINZ Office. The MAINZ steering committee selects the recipients of the award from all nominations.

MAINZ Awardees are honored in a joint MAINZ Award Ceremony with MAINZ Visiting Professors.

 

MAINZ Award 2017

Dr. Philipp Heller

Thesis title: “PeptoPlexes as Artificial Viruses for Nucleic Acid Vaccine Delivery
Supervisors: Matthias Barz and Rudolf Zentel

 

 

 

Dr. Hagen Söngen

Thesis title: “Atomic Force Microscopy at Mineral–Water Interfaces: Hydration, Chemical Identification and Point Defects
Supervisor: Angelika Kühnle

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2016

Dr. Jana Herzberger

Thesis title: “Polyethers with tunable properties from tailored amino functional epoxides
Supervisor: Holger Frey

 

 

 

Dr. Lalita Uribe Ordonez

Thesis title: “Molecular Dynamics Study of the Mechanical Properties of Foldamers and the Metal Specificity of an Isatin Hydrolase
Supervisor: Jürgen Gauß

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2015

Dr. Sven Bach

Thesis title: “Metastable Phosphates of 3d Metals – Illuminating Fundamental Crystallization and Nucleation Processes
Supervisor: Wolfgang Tremel

 

 

 

Dr. Antonia Statt

Thesis title: “Monte Carlo Simulations of Nucleation of Colloidal Crystals
Supervisor: Kurt Binder

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2014

Dr. Markus Bannwarth

Thesis title: “Smart Magnetic Dispersions – From Switchable Release to Well-Defined Hybrid Nanofibers
Supervisor: Katharina Landfester

 

 

 

Dr. Isabel Schick

Thesis title: “Design of Multifunctional Janus Particles for Biomedical Applications
Supervisor: Wolfgang Tremel

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2013

Dr. Leonie Mück

Thesis title: "Highly accurate quantum chemistry: spin-orbit splittings via multiference Coupled-Cluster methods and applications in heavy-atom main-group chemistry"
Supervisor: Jürgen Gauß

 

 

Dr. Christoph Schüll
Thesis title: "Multifunctional Macromolecular Architectures Based on                                                                    Hyperbranched Polyglycerol"
Supervisor: Holger Frey

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2012

Dr. Anna Maria Hofmann

Thesis title: "Amphiphilic polyethers via oxyanionic polymerization: From liposomes to liquid chrystals"
Supervisor: Holger Frey

 

 

 

Dr. Christine Elisabeth Tonhauser (née Mangold)

Thesis title: "Tailored Epoxide Monomers as Building Units for Multifunctional Poly(ethylene glycol)"
Supervisor: Holger Frey

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2011

Dr. Christina Birkel

Thesis Title: "Wet Chemistry Synthesis towards Nanostructures of Thermoelectric Antimonides"
Supervisor: Wolfgang Tremel

 

 

 

Dr. Christian Ohm

Thesis Title: "Preparation of defined micro- and nanometer-sized structures from liquid crystalline elastomeres"
Supervisor: Rudolf Zentel

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2010

Dr. Mathias Junk

Thesis Title: "Assessing the Functional Structure of Molecular Transporters by EPR Spectroscopy"
Supervisor: Hans Wolfgang Spiess

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Wilms

Thesis Title: "From Anionic Polymer Sythesis in Continous Flow to Novel Branched Macromolecules"
Supervisor: Holger Frey

 

 

 

 

MAINZ Award 2009

Dr. Daniel Kessler

Thesis title: "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers: Solution-Processible Coating Materials for defined Surface Functionalisation"
Supervisor: Rudolf Zentel

 

 

 

Dr. Frederik Wurm

Thesis title: "Linear Hyperbranched Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Bioconjugation"
Supervisor: Holger Frey