2016 Debye Lecture: Experimental Quantum Physics
Prof.dr. Otto Muskens, University of Southampton, UK

2015 Debye Lecture: Surface Science Studies of an Iron Oxide Model Catalyst
Prof.Dr. Ulrike Diebold (head of the Surface Physics Group, Wien University)

2014 Jubilee Lecture: Models for Heterogeneous Catalysts: Complex Materials at the Atomic Level
Prof.Dr.Hajo Freund (director of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)

2014 Jubilee Lecture: Colloids at interfaces : how the rules of the game change…
Prof.Dr. Jan Vermant (extraordinary professor at KU Leuven and professor of Soft Materials at ETH Zürich)

2014 Jubilee Lecture: Shining a (bright) light on the very small
Prof.Dr. Romain Quidant (IFCO Institute, Barcelona)

2013 Debye Lecture: Biomimetic Materials: from Modelatine to Viromimic
Prof.Dr.Martien Cohen Stuart (Wageningen University)

2012 Debye Lecture: Heterogeneous Catalysis: A Part of the Solution for Future Energy Conversion
Prof.Dr. Ib Chorkendorff (director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF))

2011 Debye Lecture: Electronic Impurity Doping of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals
David J. Norris (Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland)

2010-2011 Debye Lecture: Multicomponent nanocrystals for solar fuel generation
Prof.Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos (Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley)

2009 Debye Lecture: Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Chemicals
Prof.Dr. James A. Dumesic (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison)

2008 Debye Lecture: Far-field optical nanoscopy
Prof.Dr. Stefan Hell (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen) 2014 Nobel Laureate

2005 Debye Lecture: The statistical thermodynamics of clathrates. How curiosity-driven research became an engineering tool
Prof.Dr. Joan van der Waals (Department of Physics, Leiden University)

2004 Debye Lecture: Manipulation of molecules with electric fields
Prof.Dr. Gerard Meijer (Department of Molecular Physics, Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin)

2003 Debye Lecture: Mesostructured solids: from self-assembly to Nanocasting
Prof.Dr. Ferdi Schuth (Max Planck Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Mulheim am Ruhr)

2002 Debye Lecture: Self assembly of nanostructures into functional materials
Prof.Dr. Samuel Stupp (North Western University, Evanston)

2001 Debye Lecture: The electron and the study of solid catalysts
Prof.Dr. John Meuring Tomas (Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, The Royal Institute of Great Britain, London)

2000 Debye Lecture: Nanomanipulation of atoms and molecules
Prof.Dr. Jurgen Mlynek (University of Konstanz, Konstanz und Humboldt University, Berlin)

1999 Debye Lecture: Reactions at metal surfaces on atomic scale
Prof.Dr. Gerhard Ertl (Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin)

1998 Debye Lecture: Gefrustreerde Bevochtiging en Oliewinning
Prof.Dr. Joseph Indekeu (Laboratorium voor Vaste Stoffysica en Magnetisme, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

1997 Debye Lecture: Polymer semiconductor devices: LED's, photodiodes and lasers
Prof.Dr. Richard Friend (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University)

1996 Debye Lecture: Luminescent materials during the 20th century: it is time to return to fundamentals
Prof.Dr. George Blasse (Department of Luminescence, Utrecht University)