Call For Applications / Nominations

Klaus Dyckerhoff-Prize

The Klaus Dyckerhoff Prize is awarded for pioneering contributions to research on hydraulic binders, their applications or their manufacturing processes.

It honours single persons or research groups from European universities or European research institutes, who have recently published a distinguished scientific paper which

  • fundamentally broadens the knowledge on hydraulic binders,
  • clears the way for new applications of hydraulic binders, or
  • significantly improves manufacturing processes of hydraulic binders.

The paper must have been published in an internationally recognised scientific journal, preferably peer-reviewed. Abstracts of conference talks are not admissible.

The prize criteria include the paperīs originality, innovative power and methodological rigour, as well as its expected impact on cement-based constructions, no matter which academic qualifications the authors/candidates have.

A sum of € 30,000 has been allocated to this biennially awarded prize. The prize sum can be split if the prize jury decides on this.

Applicants are invited to apply directly for themselves, but should attach a letter of support from a third person. Moreover, it is also possible to nominate a candidate. Nominations or letters of support may be made by the holders of relevant chairs in European universities (construction engineering, architecture, material sciences), or the directors of research institutes of the European construction and building materials industry.

The awardee will be selected by the foundationīs prize jury which is composed of internationally renowned scientists and representatives of the European cement industry. The juryīs decision is final.

Please nominate or apply with the following documents:

  • a single scientific publication on hydraulic binders;
  • a letter of support (or equivalently a nomination letter) that values the validity and originality of the submitted publication and the reputation of the publishing journal;
  • a short list of the authorīs (for groups: the first authorīs) most relevant scientific achievements;
  • if single persons are nominated or apply: a scientific CV;
  • if research groups are nominated or apply: a short description of the group and how it is embedded in the academic world.

Applications or nominations should be submitted in English or German electronically (either per e-mail or as a download facility) to:

Jury of the Dres. Edith und Klaus Dyckerhoff-Foundation
c/o Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V.
Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Duesseldorf, Germany
E-Mail: info(at)

All documents should be provided as PDF files. If you have any questions please contact:

Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V.
Dr Martin Schneider
Phone: +49-211-45 78-201
E-Mail: info(at)