Danubius Awards 2023


On October 19, 2023, the IDM, together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, awarded exceptional scientists, whose work contributed to the Danube Region.




The Danubius Awards 2023 Ceremony took place in a hybrid setting. You can find the recording of the ceremony on the IDM Youtube channel.

The Danubius Award Winner 2023


The Danubius Award went to Austrian scientist Prof. Andreas H. Farnleitner, University Professor at the Vienna University of Technology and at the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences Krems. We are honoured to have awarded this important prize to Prof. Farnleitner, who stands out for exceptional research in the utilization of biomass waste streams and the development of sustainable chemical processes for the modification of biopolymers. His work contributes to the development of local biorefinery concepts, using aquatic plants from the Danube region as feedstocks to support the development of a future biobased economy in this region. In addition, his priceless research involves fostering academic progress within the Danube Region.


The Danubius Mid-Career Award Winner 2023


The Danubius Mid-Career Award has been awarded to the Austrian scientist Marco Beaumont, Assistant Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), where he is part of the Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources. Moreover, he leads the research group "Chemistry of Renewable Nanomaterials". Prof. Beaumont's research has proven to be meaningful for the Danube Region, as the award clearly demonstrates.


The Danubius Young Scientist Award Winners 2023


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Magdalena Baran-Szołtys 

Mirza Buljubašić 

Nevena Aleksieva 

Stjepan Srhoj 

Zdeněk Jakub 

Benedikt Bagemihl 

Ádám Lovas-Kiss 

Anastasia Ivanova 

Isidora Stanković 

Alexandra Cehan 

Olja Šovljanski 

Dominika Oravkinová 

Tina Kegl 

Ivan Laktionov 

Press Release Danubius Awards 2021


You can find the press release following this link.