Another prestigious award for Benjamin List: Catalysis researcher receives ERC Advanced Grant from European Research Council

April 21, 2016
Again within a few months, the research work of Benjamin List, director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and leader of the department for Homogeneous Catalysis, was honoured with one of the most important and highly respected research awards.

After recently receiving the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) the 48-year-old researcher was now awarded with the ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Both the ERC Advanced Grant as well as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize include research funding of up to € 2.5 million.

These are great news for the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim and also for Benjamin List, who receives the ERC Advanced Grant for the second time. The grant will support the research work of List concerning the establishment of a new class of catalysts based on strong carbon-based acids.

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