Regulations and Procedures
(a) The Smoluchowski Award, named after the physicist Marian Smoluchowski (1872-1917), is intended to recognize significant research contribution to aerosol science.
(b) The award shall be given to a young researcher (as a rule under 40 years of age) who has achieved and published new results in aerosol science in the preceding 3 years. It may be shared by two individuals judged to be equally meritorious.
(c) The award will be conferred by the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF) during the annual European Aerosol Conference.
2. The Award Committee
(a) The award committee is composed of at least four member of the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF). The actual number is decided by the board of GAeF. The members of the committee are elected by the GAeF board for a period of 3 years, with one possible prolongation. The award committee elects a chairman, the election is led by the past chairman. In case of impediment the president of GAeF leads the election. The past chairman is a member of the Smoluchowski Award Committee ex officio.
(b) The names of the members of the award committee are listed on the GAeF web page.
(a) The Smoluchowski Award Committee of GAeF invites nominations of candidates from members of GAeF and other scientists working in the field of aerosol science according to the regulations issued by the Smoluchowski Award Committee and prosted at the home page of GAeF and by public announcement in the Journal of Aerosol Science and/or other scientific publications.
(b) Nominations should be sent before 1 May of each year to the chairman of the Smoluchowski Award Committee. Researchers in all areas of aerosol science are eligible and may be nominated by any other scientists.
(c) Nomination is made by a full letter of justification including a curriculum vitae and a bibliography. The letter should include at least one specific reference to an outstanding work of the nominee.
(d) The nominee need not be a member of the aerosol organizations.
(e) Nominations may be carried over to the following award by a renomination letter.
(a) The committee will review all nominations in closed session. After a discussion of the candidates the Smoluchowski Award Committee votes on the candidates. The voting procedures are decided by the Smoluchowski Award Committee. If the award committee discusses a candidate coming from the institution of one of the members of the committee, this member neither is allowed to speak about this candidate, nor to vote.
(b) A copy of the minutes of the session is sent to the secretary general of GAeF.
(c) The award committee has the discretionary power to not select an awardee in any given period.
(d) The annual award consists of a certification and a donation of 2.000 €. Please, send your nominations to the chair of the award committee before May 1. The name(s) and achievements of the awardee(s) will be published in the Journal of Aerosol Science.
Chair of the Award Committee:
Prof. Dr. Alfred P. Weber
Technische Universität Clausthal
Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik
Members of the Award Committee:
Prof. Dr. Heinz Burtscher
Institut für Aerosol- und Sensortechnik
TEL: ++41 56 462-4240
FAX: ++41 56 462-4255
Dr. Hugh Coe
P.O. Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
TEL: ++44 161 200-3935
FAX: ++44 161 200-3951
Prof. Dr. Leon Gradon
Warsaw University of Technology
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Thorsten Hoffmann
Anorganische und Analytische Chemie
TEL: ++49 6131 39-25716
FAX: ++49 6131 39-25336
Dr. Martina Krämer
Institut für Chemie der Geosphäre
Tel.: +49 2461 61-3238
Fax.: +49 2461 61-5346
Winners of the Smoluchowski Award
1986 Paul E. Wagner 1987 Helmut Bunz 1988 Andreas Schmidt-Ott 1989 Leon Gradon 1990 Richard C. Flagan 1991 Reinhard Niessner 1992 David Y. H. Pui + Andrey V. Filippov 1993 Vladek. Szymanski 1994 Heinz Burtscher + Wolfgang Möller 1995 Sotiris E. Pratsinis + Michael Shapiro 1996 Sergey Grinshpun 1997 Markku Kulmala 1998 K. A. Prather + Alfonso M. Gañán-Calvo 1999 Ian J. Ford 2000 Einar Kruis 2001 Alfred P. Weber + D.A. Edwards 2002 Da-Ren Chen 2003 Ignacio González Loscertales 2004 Colin. O`Dowd 2005 Lutz Mädler 2006
2007 Veli-Matti Kerminen 2008 Markus Kalberer + Thomas Koop 2009 Suwan Jayasinghe 2010 Wendelin J. Stark + Martin Seipenbusch 2011 Albert G. Nasibulin+ Jing Wang 2012 no winner