Paul Drude Medal


The “Paul Drude Medal” is a prize for young scientists, awarded by the "Arbeitskreis Ellipsometrie (AKE) - Paul Drude e. V." since 2009 for an extraodinary presentation at the Workshop Ellipsometry.

Prizewinner 2018:
Steffen Richter, eli beamlines, Prague, Czech Republic

Steffen Richter won the prize for his contribution "fs-time-resolved spectroscopic ellipsometry" at the 10th Workshop Ellipsometry in Chemnitz (Germany).

Prizewinner 2015:
Andreas Furchner, Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften e.V. (ISAS), Berlin, Germany

Andreas Furchner won the prize for his contribution "In-situ IR ellipsometry" at the 9th Workshop Ellipsometry in Enschede (The Netherlands).

Prizewinner 2014:
Juliane Klamser, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Juliane Klamser won the prize for her contribution "Generalized Ellipsometry of Semipolar AlGaN" at the 8th Workshop Ellipsometry in Dresden.

Prizewinner 2012:
Wojciech Ogiegło, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Wojciech Ogiegło won the prize in 2011 for his contribution "Superimposed effects of nano-scale confinement and penetrant on behavior of ultra-thin glassy polymer membranes" at the 7th Workshop Ellipsometry in Leipzig.


Prizewinner 2011:
Daniel Schmidt, University of Nebrasca-Lincoln, United States

Daniel Schmidt won the prize in 2011 for his contribution "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Sculptured Thin Films made by Glancing Angle Deposition" at the 6th Workshop Ellipsometry in Berlin.

Prizewinner 2009:
Eva Bittrich, Leibniz-Insitut für Polymerforschung e.V. (IPF), Dresden, Germany

Eva Bittrich won the prize in 2009 for her work „Application of in-situ vis-ellipsometry for the investigation of stimuliresponsive polymer brushes and adsorption processes thereon" at the 5th Workshop Ellipsometry in Zweibrücken.