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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Since 1977, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize has been awarded annually to outstanding young researchers – as recognition for their work and at the same time to assist them in furthering their scientific careers. The award from the German Research Foundation (DFG) is considered the most important of its kind for young researchers in Germany. Ten prizes of 20,000 euros each are awarded each year.

Prof. Dr. Céline Teney


Professor Céline Teney from the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen is the recipient of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2016. Professor Céline Teney heads a cooperative junior research group at SOCIUM working on the topic “Winners of Globalization? A Study on the Emergence of a Transnational Elite in Europe”.


Dr.-Ing. Daniel Meyer


The German Research Foundation awards Daniel Meyer the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for his interdisciplinary research. As a research assistant in the Department of Production Technology, he integrates natural and engineering sciences. The biologist, who also holds a PhD in engineering, receives the most prestigious German award for young researchers for being a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the relationships between production processes and the modifications in the processed materials, in particular in connection with cooling lubricants.