Previous Winners of Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award for Excellent Research in Surface Science

2012

Alexander Ako Khajetoorians (Hamburg University) for his presentation “Exploring quantum magnetism at the single atom level”.

2011

Alexandre Tkatchenko (Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin, Germany)

The jury selected his presentation, entitled “Towards accurate modeling of van der Waals interactions for surfaces and interfaces”.

2010

Leo Gross (IBM Research – Zürich, Switzerland)

Selected for his work on charge measurement of adsorbed atoms and atomic resolution of molecules with noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM).