The EuChemS Walter Thiel Award In Computational and Theoretical Chemistry

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Award Description: The Walter Thiel Award in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution of a young researcher based in a country affiliated to EuChemS. The award is granted every two years. It includes a prize amount of one thousand Euros, the EuChemS Walter Thiel medal and an invitation to present a feature article on the award winning research in Chemistry – A European Journal.

Walter Thiel was one of the world’s leading European theoretical chemists of the late 20th and early 21st century. He was among those who realized the potential of theoretical and computational chemistry, not only to predict and understand a great variety of phenomena in chemistry, physics and biochemistry, but also to establish the route toward the exploration of new processes and provide the answers to many of the questions that challenge our understanding of the world around us. At the same time, Walter was a great scientist, an outstanding personality with great sensibility and enormous respect for others. It is Walter’s vision of science and his spirit that our Award shall promote.

EuchemS Walter Thiel Award 2022: The first Call for Nominations ended on May 31st,2022. The Award Ceremony will take place at EuChemS CompChem in Thessaloniki on August 27, 2023, with the laureate presenting a plenary lecture (see

The name of the winner of the 1st EuChemS Walter Thiel Award will be disclosed soon.

The Call for Nominations for the 2024 Award will be announced at the EuChemS CompChem conference. Nominations will be accepted from all Member Societies of EuChemS.