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Wilhelm Exner Medal

The Wilhelm Exner Medal has been awarded by the Austrian Industry Association, Österreichischer Gewerbeverein (ÖGV), for excellence in research and science since 1921.


In 1921, ÖGV established the Wilhelm Exner Medal, an Austrian award presented each year. The award dedicated to Wilhelm Exner, who was honorary president of ÖGV and professor of engineering with an exceptional influence on the policies in education and industry. The Wilhelm Exner Medal is awarded to scientists and researchers that have had a direct impact on business and industry through their scientific achievements and contributions. The award was created to honor the 60th anniversary of Wilhelm Exner`s association with ÖGV. Since the Wilhelm Exner Medal was established, over 230 inventors, researchers and scientists have been honored, including 21 Nobel Prize awardees.

The medal has a diameter of 7.5 cm and is made of bronze. It bears on the front of the picture and the signature Wilhelm Exner, on the back the inscription: "Wilhelm Exner Medal of the Austrian Trade Association in Vienna"; the name of the individual to which the medal was awarded; and the year of the award.


Source: "Awardees". Wilhelm Exner Medal Foundation. 


  • Sir Gregory Winter, 2015
  • Thomas J.R. Hughes, 2014
  • Joseph M. Jacobson, 2013
  • Heinz Redl, 2013
  • Ted Hänsch, 2012
  • Robert Langer, 2012
  • Friedrich Prinz, 2012
  • Michael Grätzel, 2011
  • Manfred Eigen, 2011
  • Bertil Anderson, 2010
  • Ada Yonath, 2010
  • 1940s

  • Not awarded, due to World War II
  • References

    Wilhelm Exner Medal Wikipedia

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