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According to a decision by the Rectorate, the Friends and Sponsors of TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Freunde und Förderer der TU Bergakademie Freiberg e. V.) did not award a "Weisbach Prize" from 2016 to 2018.

The prize is awarded annually based on the award regulations:

  • the Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize for outstanding dissertations =Ordnung Bernhard-von-Cotta-Preis
  • the Agricola-Prize for outstanding professional achievements of the best graduates (Diplom/Master) = Ordnung Georgius-Argricola-Medaille
  • the Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize to students for special commitment to the interests of students =Ordnung Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Preis
  • the Julius-Weisbach-Prize for exemplary achievements of university teachers, university lecturers, academic assistants, teaching staff for special tasks and scientific staff in teaching in teaching =Ordnung Julius-Weisbach-Preis
  • Support of first-year students at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Leistungsstipendium) =Ordnung Leistungsstipendium


Agricola Prize 2020

  • Markus Friedemann (Faculty 1)
  • Isabell Engel (Faculty 2)
  • Cordula Haupt (Faculty 3)
  • Vincent von Oertzen (Faculty 4)
  • Max Weiner (Faculty 5)
  • Lukas Oppelt (Faculty 6)


Julius Weisbach Prize 2020

  • Dr. Felix Ballani (Faculty 1)
  • Dr. Andreas Lißner (Faculty 2)
  • Dr. Anne Routschek (Faculty 3)
  • Dr. Rhena Wulf (Faculty 4)
  • Prof. Yvonne Joseph (Faculty 5)
  • Dr. Tobias Nell (Faculty 6)

Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel Prize 2015

  • Henry Agsten

Award Winners 2014

Honorary Arms 2014

  • Dr. Hubert Höwener
  • Veronika Bellmann

Winners 2007

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2007

  • Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Hielscher: "The Radon Transform on the Rotation Group - Inversion and Application to Texture Analysis"
  • Dipl.-.Ing. Christina Wüstefeld: "Microstructure of ultrahard Cr-AI-N nanocomposites"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2007

  • Marcel Liebke


Winners 2006

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2006

  • Dipl.-.Ing. Torsten Eden: "Comparative investigation of methods for vertical reservoir zoning"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2006

  • Lutz Geißler

Winners 2005

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2005

  • Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. Julia Drechsel: "Site planning of emergency forces in temporary and mobile large-scale events"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2005

  • Hannah Dürr

Winners 2004

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2004

  • Dr.-.Ing. Rolf Fischer: "Contribution to the development of a process data management system"
  • Dipl.-.Ing. Stefan Lachmann: "Reactions between metal and the refractory environment during casting of high-alloy steels and special alloys"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2004

  • Andreas Brecht

Winners 2003

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2003

  • Dr. rer. pol. Anja Geigenmüller: "Origin of Regional Brands - Influence on Brand Perception - Consequences for Brand Management"
  • Dipl.-.Nat. Franziska Knabe: "Mass spectrometric analysis of isomeric conformations of polypeptides and proteins"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2003

  • Manuela Junghans

Award winners 2002

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2002

  • Dr.-.Ing. Annett Doktorowski: "Data-based modeling of microstructure formation during γ/α-transformation in steels"
  • Dipl.-Geologin Eva Enkelmann: "The Tan-Lu Fault Zone at the eastern edge of the Dabie Shan (Eastern China). A view from fission-track thermochronology"
  • Dipl.-.Ing. Marco Enderlein: "FEM implementation of the dynamic J-integral for spatial analysis of cracks under impact loads"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2002

  • Christoph Lüdecke

Award Winners 2001

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 2001

  • Dr.-.Ing. Sylvia Gebhardt: "Fabrication and characterization of fine-scale 1-3 piezocomposites for ultrasonic transducers"


Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel Prize 2001

  • René Otparlik

Winners 2000

Bernhard von Cotta Prize 2000

  • Dr.-.Ing. Barbara Larisch: "Investigations on the generation and evaluation of duplex coatings of the nitrided layer/hard material layer type"
  • Dipl.-.Ing. Marcel Neumann: "Numerical investigations on the formation of softened zones in the contour region of cavities in salt mountains"


Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Oppel-Prize 2000

  • Holger Sigg and Rico Barth

Award Winners 1999

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Prize 1999

  • Dr.-.Ing. Hannes Richter: "Fabrication of ceramic nanofiltration membranes from ZrO2 and TiO2"
  • Dipl.-Math. Jörg Bretschneider: "Comparison of numerical methods for the treatment of the Wicksell corpuscle problem (Saltykov method, EM algorithm, Tikhonov regularization, SVD method)"
  • Dipl.-.Ing. Basel Mulhem: "Comparison between a simple numerical simulation of the formation and temporal evolution of spray structures with stroboscopic recordings of the diesel jet of a distributor injection pump"

Award Winner 1998

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1998

  • Dipl.-.Min. Thomas Monecke: "ICP-MS investigations on the trace element content in metamorphic and hydrothermal quartz"
  • Dr.-Ing. Karsten Zolldann: "Modeling of the recipe-dependent properties of aerated concrete"

Award Winners 1997

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1997

  • Dipl.-.Ing. Michael Meyer: "Investigations on the partial degradation of collagen by thermal and mechanical treatment in kneaders"
  • Dr. rer. nat. Silvio Hartmann: "A fuzzy method for modeling and investigation of the stability of processes"

Award Winners 1995

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1995

  • Dipl.-.Ing. Mike Neugebauer

Award Winners 1994

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1994

  • Dipl.-Ing. Hendryk Leitzke

Award Winners 1993

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1994

  • Dipl.-Ing. Roswita Lange

Award Winners 1992

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Award 1992

  • Dipl.-Ing. Anke Fuchs
  • Dr.-Ing. Uwe Labude