Dr. Max Lüthi Award

Dr. Max Lüthi Award MedalCHF 1'000 and medal in bronze

The Dr. Max Lüthi Award is presented for outstanding degree theses completed in the chemistry department of a Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Nominations must be submitted by the respective chemistry department heads. The prize is awarded annually.

Nomination for 2022

Nominations are invited from the directors of Chemistry Departments of Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences. Self-nominations are not admitted.

A nomination must include:

  • Brief curriculum vitae/s of the proposed nominee/s (max 2 pages).
  • A copy of the proposed nominee/s diploma thesis.
  • A nomination letter.
  • Not more than two seconding nomination letters.

The documents (language E/D/F) listed under 1-3 should be sent electronically as a single pdf file to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (e.g. nominee name-Lüthi.pdf). Seconding letters should also be submitted electronically.

The deadline for all documents to reach the Swiss Chemical Society is September 30, 2021.

Past Dr. Max Lüthi Award Winners

2021: Mr. Stefan Näf, ZHAW Wädenswil; Ms. Kristina Djordjevic, FHNW Muttenz

2020: Nicola C. Lüdi, ZHAW Wädenswil

2019: Sandra Witschard, ZHAW Wändenswil; Ivan Cornu, HEIA Fribourg

2018: Fabienne Arn, ZHAW Wädenswil

2017: Sonia De Andrade, ZHAW Wädenswil

2016: Flavio Gall, ZHAW Wädenswil

2015: Yvan Mongbanziama, HEIA Fribourg

2014: Yannick Stöferle, ZHAW Wädenswil

2013: Peter Elmiger, ZHAW Wädenswil; Christophe Laporte, HEIA Fribourg

2012: Lucie Sägesser, ZHAW Wädenswil

2011: Michael Brand, ZHAW Wädenswil

2010: Benjamin Otter, FHNW Muttenz

2009: Simon Lang, FHNW Muttenz

2008: Pitt Almendinger (ZHW); Caroline Emery (Haute Ecole Valaisanne and Washington State University); Daniel Mesitschek (Hochschule für Technik und Architektur Freiburg and Hochschule Offenburg)

2007: Ludovic Gremaud (Hochschule für Technik und Architektur Freiburg)

2006: Simon Lobsiger, Stefan Koller

2004: Cédric Clivaz

2003: Benoît Dubray

2002: Juan Luis Naveira; Samuel Rentsch

2001: Christiane Höfelein

2000: Pascal Beer; Thomas Roth

1999: Stefan Furrer; Olivier Vorlet

1998: Thomas L. Mindt

1996: Gottfried Blaser; Michel Houmard; Roger Mazotti

1995: Fabrice Greutert; Alexandre Krattinger; Roland Schürmann

1994: Daniel Gloor; Cyril Jeannet; Sam Derrer

1993: Stefan Lutz; Christoph Wyss

1992: Christian R. Hinderling; Marc E. Pfeifer; David Reichenbach