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ETH Zurich is home to many high-calibre scientists working diligently in their specialist fields. The numerous honours and awards that ETH researchers receive for their scientific work shows just how successful they are.

Honours and prizes in ETH News


Nicola Spaldin receives L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award

ETH Professor Nicola Spaldin will today be honoured for her revolutionary research in the field of materials science. In Paris, she is set to receive the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award for Europe, which carries prize money of 100,000 euros. Read more 

The latest honours and prizes

08.03.2017 | D-MAVT | Research awards

Google-Award for Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart, Head of the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich, was awarded the prestigious Google Faculty Research Award 2016 for his research in the field of Machine Perception. Read more 

03.02.2017 | D-BIOL | Research awards

The Lelio Orci Award 2016 goes to Markus Aebi

Markus Aebi, professor at the Institute of Microbiology (D-BIOL), has won the Lelio Orci Award 2016. He has been honoured for his achievements in the field of glycobiology. Aebi is the second recipient of the award. Read more 

18.01.2017 | D-USYS | Research awards

Dani Or honoured with the John Dalton Medal

Dani Or, Professor of Soil and Terrestrial Environmental Physics at the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS), has been awarded the John Dalton Medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his research in the field of hydrology. Read more 

13.01.2017 | D-PHYS | Research awards

Simon Lilly awarded the Herschel Medal

Simon Lilly, Professor of Experimental Astrophysics at the Department of Physics (D-PHYS), has been honoured with the Herschel Medal 2017. The Royal Astronomical Society (UK) has recognised his outstanding achievements in observational astrophysics. Read more 

04.10.2016 | D-MATL | Other prizes

Women in Science Award for Nicola Spaldin

Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials Theory at the Department of Materials (D-MATL), has won the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2017. The prize recognises her groundbreaking work on new materials. Read more 

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The latest annual report lists the main prizes and awards that members of ETH Zurich have received for their research and educational work in international competition during the course of the reporting year.

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