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President elect visits our institute
Patrick Cramer will be the new president of the Max Planck Society from June 2023. He has now paid our campus a visit to speak to the directors and listen to the employees concerns. 

Heterogeneous Catalysis
The Max Planck-Cardiff Centre Funcat lays the foundations for the systematic development of chemical reaction accelerators.


Prof. Manfred T. Reetz, former director at our institute, has written a book on protein engineering. This publication is unique.

The question of heating is becoming increasingly important in times of scarce resources and of global warming. Are oil heating systems still future-proof? Moreover, if so, can they be operated with efficient, sustainable fuels? Researchers are ...

When it comes to the energy transition, there has to be the right chemistry. This makes it possible to store electricity from the wind and sun in fuels and base materials for chemical production and also to use CO2 for this purpose. However, the ...

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we again introduce a female colleague at the Institute. Chemists at the institute do not always work in the lab, sometimes mainly on the computer - like Xin Gui from the Department of Molecular Theory and ...

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Selective and energy saving transformation of chemicals and natural products.

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5th Training School Scale Up of Mechanochemical Syntheses

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Lecture Hall Building, Entrance Lembkestraße 7, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Room: Small Lecture Hall

Prof. Dr. Tanja Gaich (University of Konstanz, DE)

Apr 4, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Lecture Hall Building, Entrance Lembkestraße 7, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Room: Grand Lecture Hall

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Research and work
The focus of the research at the MPI für Kohlenforschung is on cutting edge topics in the field of chemical transformations. Cooperation of specialists in many areas is mandatory for maintaining a top level in our fundamental research, the ultimate goal of all research efforts at institute. You want to join our team? This is where you find information on our career opportunities.

Apprentice Program
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung provides apprenticeships for professional training in different disciplines. Technicians for chemical and physical laboratories as well as mechanics and office workers are educated according to highest standards. At present, about 30 apprentices ...
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