Max-Planck-Institut für KohlenforschungThe Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung pursues basic research in all fields of catalysis. The central theme pervading all Departments is basic research in the catalytic transformation of compounds and materials with the highest degree of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity under conditions which maximize efficient use of natural resources.
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High precision equipment delivers maximum insight for our researchSeveral service units are supporting the research at the Institute with their competences in analytical techniques and ultra-modern instrumental equipment.
The American journal “Science news” awards ten young scientists each year as “scientists to watch”. Josep Cornellà, group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, is now one of them.
Flour, coffee or spices: Many people know the principle of a mill from the kitchen. But special mills are also used for research purposes in the laboratories of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. The scientists are convinced that ...
The two scientists PD Dr. Claudia Weidenthaler and Dr. Ezgi Onur Sahin of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung are part of the international Ambh2er project. For their work they are funded by the EU with 300,000 euros.
Ferdi Schüth, Wolfgang Schmidt and Andre Pommerin gave their famous experimental lecture. More than 2000 people came to watch it. They were enthralled.