The prize, donated by the Willy-Hager-Stiftung, is awarded annually by DECHEMA and the Department of Water Chemistry of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker. The award recognizes outstanding work by young scientists in the field of water treatment and wastewater treatment.
The Willy Hager Prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field of water or wastewater treatment. The Willy Hager Prize annually honors younger scientists for outstanding work in the field of process engineering in (industrial) water or wastewater treatment. In the work, the procedural problem-solving should usually be in the foreground. Typically, these are doctoral theses. However, collaborative work of several scientists may also be submitted. The work should have been no longer than three years ago and had been carried out at a German university.
The Willy Hager Prize includes a grant amounting to €6,000. Half of this amount is shared between the winner and the higher education institution where the work was carried out.
Only one young scientist is selected from hundreds of applicants.
There are no costs involved with the application for this prize.
Applicants for this prize must have produced work that has excellently contributed to the scientific study of the basics and processes of water treatment and wastewater treatment - in the field of process engineering in (industrial) water or wastewater treatment. In the work, the procedural problem-solving should usually be in the foreground. Typically, these are doctoral theses.
The work submitted for this competition involves several years worth of conducted research.
The application documents should include:
Short version of the work by the applicant in the amount of max. 10 pages (including all diagrams, tables and drawings)
Appreciation of the work by the director of the institute
Short biography of the applicant, indicating in particular the scientific career
Explanation if the work is proposed for further prices
Applications must be submitted to the DECHEMA, Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnik eV at the following address via the respective management of the institute.