Special Distinctions: Awards and Honors

1975    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

1983    NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award to SME Project Operations and Control Center Team

1984    Rolex-Discover Scientist of the Year

1985    Centennial Medallion for participation in the Centennial Colloquium of the Georgia Institute of Technology

1985    “The Fourth Raymond R. Tucker Memorial Lecturer in Mechanical Engingeering”, Washington University,School of Engineering

1985    Recipient of the Leo Szilard Award for "Physics in the Public Interest" of the American Physical Society

1987    Lindsay Memorial Lecturer, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

1989    Recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

1990    Tracy and Ruth Storer Lecturer at the University of California, Davis, U.S.A

1991    Recipient of the Volvo Environmental Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Stockholm, Sweden

1993    Ida Beam Visiting Professor, The University of Iowa, USA

1994    Recipient of the Deutscher Umweltpreis of the Umweltstiftung  (DBU) (German Environmental Prize of the Federal Foundation for the Environment)

1994    Recipient of the Max-Planck Forschungspreis (Research Prize) (with M.Molina, USA)

1994    Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecturer in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1994    Aristoteles Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1994    Group Achievement Award (to HALOE Science Data Validation, Data Processing, and Flight Operations Team) for outstanding contributions to the success of the HALOE/UARS satellite experiment by NASA Langley Research Center

1995    Recipient of the Global Ozone Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Protection of the Ozone Layer" by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

1995    Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with M. Molina and F.S. Rowland, USA)

1996    "Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (knighted by the Queen of The Netherlands)

1996    Symons Memorial Lecturer of the Royal Meteorological Society of England, Imperial College, London

1996    Recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern (Federal Merit Cross with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany)

1996    Holder of the 'Ehrenring' (ring of honour) of the City of Mainz

1996    Name “Prof. Dr. P.J. Crutzenlaan” given to a street in De Bilt, The Netherlands

1996     Election to the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

1996    Recipient of The Louis J. Battan Author's Award (with Dr. T.E. Graedel, USA) by the American Meteorological Society for “their book entitled Atmosphere, Climate and Change, an authoritative and beautifully illustrated introduction to the role of the atmosphere in global change”

1996    Recipient of The Minnie Rosen Award for "High Achievement in Service to Mankind" of Ross University, New York

1996    Recipient of the Médaille d'Or de la Ville de Grenoble, France

1997    Ceremonial Lecturer (Festvortrag) at the Annual General Assembly of the Max-Planck-Society, Bremen

1997    Erasmus Lecturer and Medalist of the Academia Europaeae

1997    Shipley Distinguished Lecturer, Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

1997    “XXVII Krishnan Memorial Lecturer”, Title: 30 Years of Progress in Atmospheric Chemistry, National Physical Laboratory, New  Delhi, India

1998    45th Gilbert N. Lewis Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

1998    "First Lecturer in the Thompson Lecture Series", Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

1998    Ceremonial Lecturer (Festvortrag) at the Annual Assembly of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), Regensburg.

1998    Public lecturer at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA

1999    H. Julian Allan Award 1998, in recognition of the outstanding scientific paper (co-authored) for 1998 at NASA Ames

1999    Eyring Lecturer at the Arizona State University

2000    Named among "Heroes for the Planet" by TIME Magazine, Special Issue April/May 2000, Earth Day 2000

2000    Name “Crutzen” given to asteroid n° 9679 on Nov. 11, 2000 (asteroid discovered by C.J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on September 24, 1960)

2000    “Beatty Memorial” Lecturer at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2000    The Third “Rosenblith” Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Atmospheric Chemistry in the 21st Century (Co-speaker M. Molina, F. Sherwood Rowland)

2001    Honorary Chairman “Climate Conference 2001”, 20.-24. August, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2001    Honored by the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Athens, Greece, for outstanding contributions to Science and Society

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 November/December 2001

2003    Receipient of the Golden Medal (highest destination),The Academy of Athens

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

2005     Recipient of the UNEP/WMO Vienna Convention Award

2005     Distinguished Lecturer in Science, The Hongkong University of Science and Technology School of Science

2006    Recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal 2006, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India

2007    Named among “Heroes of the Environment” by TIME Magazine

2008     Recipient of the Capo d’Orlando Award, Discepolo Foundation, Vico Equense, Italy

2008     Einstein Lecture Dahlem, Free University Berlin, Germany

2013    Recipient of the Landesverdienstordens of Rheinland-Pfalz (Order of Merit of the land Rhineland-Palatinate), Mainz, Germany

2018    Recipient of the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award, (California Air Resources Board), Sacramento, USA

2019    Recipient of the Lomonosov Gold Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
2022    Future of Life Award (Future of Life Institute)

Foreign Honorary Member (IHM) of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, USA (since 1986)

Honorary Member of the International Ozone Commission of IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) (since 1996)

Honorary Member of the International Ozone Commission (IO3C) (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) (since 1996)

Honorary Fellow of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India (since 1997)

Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society (since 1997)

Honorary Member of the European Geophysical Society (EGS (since 1997)

Honorary Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, England (since 1998)

Honorary Member of the Committee of EUROSCIENCE (European Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology), Strasbourg (since 1999)

Honorary Member of the Swedish Meteorological Society (Svenska Meteorologiska Sällskapet) (since 2000)

Ambassador for the Environment of the European Commission for the Environment (since 2001)

Honorary Member of the The World innovation Foundation (since 2002)

Honorary Member of the The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Angelo Roncalli International Committee, Jerusalem (since 2003)

Honorary Member of the International Polar Foundation, Brussels (since 2003)

Honorary Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) (since 2004)

Foreign Member of The British Royal Society (allowed to use the title Paul Josef Crutzen, ForMemRS), London, UK (since 2006)

Honorary Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea), Salzburg, Austria (since 2007)

Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals, Weston, Florida, USA. Entitled to use the identifiere “Hon. FIGP” (since 2007)

Honorary Member of the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP/CACGP) (since 2010)

Honorary Member of the „Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Emden von 1814“, Emden, Germany (since 2011)
Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany (since 2013)

Honorary Member of “Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina”, Halle, Germany (since 2014); (Member since 1992)

Founder Member of  the Institute for Earth System Preservation (IESP), Garching, Germany and Honorary Member (since 2015)

Honorary Member of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV), The Hague, The Netherlands (since 2017)

Honorary Member of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy) (since 2019); (Founder Member 2009)
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