Heyn Commemorative Medal

Considerable progress

The Heyn Commemorative Medal

The Heyn Commemorative Medal is the DGM's highest accolade. Named after the DGM's first chairperson Emil Heyn, it is awarded for accomplishments in the field of Materials science and engineering, through which considerable progress in a scientific, practical or economic aspect could be achieved. As with its other honours, the DGM wishes through the awarding of the Heyn Commemorative Medal, to bring recognition to excellent developments in the field.


Tender: The Heyn Commemorative Medal

In grateful memory of the accomplishments of Emil Heyn in materials science and his efforts on behalf of the German Society for Materials Science, the Heyn Commemorative Medal was founded in 1929. It represents the highest accolade of the society (DGM). It is awarded for exceptional accomplishments in the field of materials science, through which considerable progress has been made in a scientific, practical or economic aspect. Through the Heyn Commemorative Medal, the life’s work of an extraordinary person may be honoured. According to the proposal of the Award Committee I and the decision made by the Executive Board, the medal is awarded during DGM –Day, maximum twice a year.


Submission of proposals for the honours and awards of the DGM

Submissions for the evaluation of candidates should be sent as PDF documents by email to: dgm@dgm.de

Documents: letter of appraisal (1-2 pages), CV, if necessary list of publications and any other information that may help in the evaluation of a candidate.

Suggestion will be accepted every year until 31st August.

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