Institute of Organic Chemistry

Awards and Fellowships

1966: Prize of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University Tübingen, for the Diploma Thesis
1969-1971: Postdoctoral Fellowship of Stiftung Volkswagenwerk (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
1980: Fellowship of the Universitè Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, as Guest Professor
1995: Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel on Chirality of Drugs and Chiral Recognition
1998: Memorial Medal of the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, for co-developing „New Curriculum of Chiral Chemistry“ (TEMPUS-Phare project).
2001: Honorary Membership of the Slovak Pharmaceutical Society
2003: Convention Intercantonale Romande pour L'enseignement du 3e Cycle en Chimie, Lecturing Professor, Univ. Basel
2003: Fellowship Award of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
2003: Consultancy of Exomars Rover Mission: Pasteur Instrument Payload, European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2004: M. J. E. Golay Award and Medal of Chromatography (Riva del Garda, Italy). Slides of the Award-Lecture (Powerpoint 24MByte) download here!
2004: Chirality Medal (New York, USA). Slides of the Award-Lecture (Powerpoint 22MByte) download here!
2005: Research Prize (12.500 Euro) of the TL-Foundation (Transtec-Lantronix, Tübingen) on the topic: Miniaturized Gas Chromatography for the Determination of Extraterrestrial Asymmetry
2005: Top Cited Article Award 2000-2004
Journal of Chromatography (Elsevier):
- "Separation of Enantiomers by Gas Chromatography"
- "Enantiomer Separation of Chiral Pharmaceuticals by Capillary Electrochromatography"
2008: Dr. Ján Weber Prize and Medal
of the Slovakian Pharmaceutical Society
2009: Honorary Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Chromatography A
2010: Visiting Professor at the King Saud University, KSU (
2010: Special Issue "Chiral Separations" in Honour of Prof. Volker Schurig, J. Chromatogr. A 1217 (2010) 925-1182
2014: The Essay on the Chirality Experiment of the Rosetta Mission by U. J. Meierhenrich et al. is dedicated to Professor Volker Schurig on the occasion of his 75th birthday (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2014) 2-13)
2016: Honorary Conference Chair of "The 28th International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination" (Chirality 2016), Heidelberg, Germany (