Fraunhofer Research Awards Ceremony 2022

Impact through originality and excellence

On the evening of May 19, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft honored outstanding projects by its researchers at its Annual Meeting in Hamburg.

Three Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes, one “Joint Research” Stifterverband Science Prize and − for the first time at the Fraunhofer Annual Meeting − the Fraunhofer Founder Award were awarded as part of this year’s meeting.



Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes 2022

Since 1978, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has awarded annual prizes for outstanding scientific achievements by its employees. These awards are for achievements that have practical applications and a potential to directly and decisively help solve societal challenges and safeguard the future of Germany as a business location. This year, three prizes were awarded, each worth 50,000 euros.


Unique measurement technology − 3D-based position control in radiotherapy

Dr. Peter Kühmstedt, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Munkelt and Matthias Heinze (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF)


A new precision method − fluorescence measurement technology for quality assurance in production

Dr. Albrecht Brandenburg and Dr. Alexander Blättermann (Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM)


Always ready to receive – RFicient chips for a sustainable Internet of Things

Dr. Frank Oehler, Dr. Heinrich Milosiu and Dr. Markus Eppel (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS)


Stifterverband Science Prize 2022

Virtually frictionless — virtual material probe sheds light on the friction gap

Prof. Dr. Michael Moseler and Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge (Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM)
Dr. Ing. habil. Joachim Otschik (EagleBurgmann Germany GmbH & Co.)



Fraunhofer Founder Award 2021

Disinfecting seeds safely and sustainably using electron treatment



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