• The prestigious Benjamin Y. H. Liu Award went to Professor Heinz Fissan in 2009.
  • A three-year Heisenberg scholarship was awarded to Dr. Andreas Ney.
  • Dr. Gabi Schierning received a five-year young scientist award for her project "Nanostrukturierte luftstabile Thermoelektrika".
  • The Association of German Engineers (VDI) young scientist award in nanotechnology was presented to Anna-Maria Zellermann.