Spedding Award Winner

The 2022 Spedding Award

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Frank H. Spedding Award in recognition of excellence and achievement in research centered on the science and technology of rare earths. The award will be presented at the 29th Rare Earth Research Conference, June 26-30, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.Spedding Award

The awardee is selected by a committee from submitted nominations. The award consists of a medal mounted on a plaque and a monetary award. The Spedding Award winner will also be asked to present a lecture on the highlights of her or his work at the meeting.

On behalf of the Frank H. Spedding Award Committee, we are happy to announce the 2022:




will be presented to


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Peter W. Roesky obtained his diploma in 1992 from the University of Würzburg and his doctoral degree from the Technical University of Munich (with Prof. W. A. Herrmann) in 1994. He was as a postdoc with Prof. T. J. Marks at Northwestern University (1995–1996). In 1999, he completed his habilitation at the University of Karlsruhe. As a full professor he joined the faculty of chemistry and biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2001. Since 2008, he has held the chair for inorganic functional materials at the University of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From 2013-15 he served as dean of the faculty of chemistry and biosciences at KIT. In 1999, Prof. Roesky received a Heisenberg scholarship of the German Science Foundation, and in 2000 a Karl-Winnacker scholarship. Since 2014, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and since 2020 a fellow of the European Academy of Science (EurAsc). In 2019/20, he received a JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan and in 2020 a Reinhart Koselleck Project of the German Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Roesky and his research group! We look forward to celebrating with you at the 29th Rare Earths Research Conference in Philadelphia!

Anja Mudring, Vitalij Pecharsky, Gerd Meyer
Co-Chairs, 2022 Spedding Award Committee

Eric Schelter
Chair, 2022 Rare Earth Research Conference