Awards and Honors

  • 1969-1971:
    • Visiting Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, England.
  • 1976:
    • Outstanding Publication Award, Environmental Research Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • 1977:
    • Special Achievement Award, Environmental Research Laboratories, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • 1984:
    • Rolex-Discover Scientist of the Year.
  • 1985:
    • Recipient of the Leo Szilard Award for "Physics in the Publics Interest" of the American Physical Society.
  • 1986:
    • Elected to Fellow of the American Geophysical Union;
    • Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, U.S.A. .
  • 1988:
    • Founding Member of Academia Europaea.
  • 1989:
    • Recipient of the Tyler Prize for the Environment.
  • 1990:
    • Corresponding Member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Science.
  • 1991:
    • Recipient of the Volvo Environmental Prize;
    • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences;
    • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering;
    • Member, Leopoldina, Halle.
  • 1993:
    • Honorary Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of  Mainz.
  • 1994:
    • Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecturer in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel;
    • Recipient of the Deutscher Umweltpreis of the Umweltstiftung (German Environmental Prize of the Federal Foundation for the Environment);
    • Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences;
    • Recipient of the Max-Planck Research Prize (with Dr. M. Molina, U.S.A.).
  • 1995:
    • Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with Dr. M. Molina and Dr. F. S. Rowland, U.S.A.);
    • Recipient of the Global Ozone Award for "Outstanding Contribution for the Protection of the Ozone Layer" by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).
  • 1996:
    • Recipient of the Minnie Rosen Award for "High Achievement in the Service to Mankind" of Ross University, New York;
    • Recipient of The Louis J. Battan Author`s Award (with Dr. T.E. Graedel) by the American Meteorological Society;
    • Recipient of the Medail d'Or de la Ville de Grenoble, France;
    • Election to the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP);
    • "Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (appointed by the Queen of the Netherlands);
    • Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican);
    • Honorary Member of the International Ozone Commission;
    • Honorary Member of the European Geophysical Society (EGS);
    • Recipient of the Bundesverdienstorden (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany);
    • Titular Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Paris.
  • 1997:
    • Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society;
    • Honorary Member of the European Geophysical Society (EGS);
    • Erasmus Lecturer and Medalist of the Academia Europeae, Gent, Belgium;
    • Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma, Italy.
  • 1998:
    • Ceremonial Lecture at the Annual Assembly of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), Regensburg;
    • Honorary Member of the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP).
  • 1999:
    • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
    • H. Julian Allen Award 1998, for outstanding scientific paper (co-authored) of 1998 at NASA Ames Research Center.
  • 2000:
    • Honorary Member of the Swedish Meteorological Society.
  • 2001:
    • Honored by the Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Athens, Greece, for outstanding contributions to Science and Society;
    • Member of the Council of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences;
    • Honorary Chairman "Climate Conference 2001", 20.-24. August, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • 2002:
    • Worldwide most cited author in the Geosciences with 2911 citations from 110 publications during the decade 1991-2001, ISI (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA), issue Nov./Dec. 2001;
    • Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation, WIF.
  • 2003:
    • Paul Crutzen Prize awarded to the best paper for participants in the International Young Scientists' Global Change START Conference, Trieste, Italy, November 16-19, 2003.
    • Golden Medal (highest destination) given by the Academy of Athens, October 22, 2003.
  • 2004: 
    • Honorary Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGS).
  • 2005:
    • Distinguished Lecturer in Science, The Hongkong Universtiy of Science and Technology, School of Science.
    • Recipient of the UNEP/WMO Vienna Convention Award.
  • 2006:
    • Recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal 2006, Indian National Science Adademy, New Delhi, India.
    • Foreign Member of the British Royal Society (allowed to use the title Paul Josef Crutzen, ForMemRS), London, UK.
    • Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, San Francisco, USA.
  • 2007:
    • Election to International Member of the American Philosophical Society, Class 1, USA.
  • 2008:
    • Recipient of the Capo d'Orlando Award, Discepolo Foundation, Vico Equense, Italy.
    • Honorary Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Austria.
    • Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals, Weston,  Florida, USA. Entitled to use the identifiere "Hon. FIGP".