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Call for nominations for the Ernst Haage Prize in Chemistry 2022 
This year, the Ernst Haage Foundation of the two Max Planck Institutes in Mülheim is once again offering the Ernst Haage Prize for Chemistry. The prize is aimed at scientists with a doctorate from a German research institution/university who are honored for their excellent achievements in all basic research areas of chemistry. It is endowed with prize money of 7,500 euros.


How to improve the usage of petroleum? Scientists of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung are working on that.
Synthetically built iron complexes are meant to help the industry to improve the usage of petroleum. Eight teams from all over Germany bring in their expertise in a new project that is funded by the DFG. 


The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung has now honored two outstanding young chemists with the Thiel Award: Julius Hillenbrand and Steffen Reichle. The Thiel Award is given to young authors of high quality scientific publications. Due to the ...

Finally, after a break of two years, a Karl Ziegler Guest Professor will visit the institute. The scientists at the Kohlenforschung are looking forward to exciting lectures by David Milstein. 

A team led by Dr. Josep Cornellà at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung has placed attention to a rather unknown  gas that also contributes significantly to global warming: Nitrous Oxide (N2O).

Organocatalysis not only provides an imaginable alternative to classical catalytic processes, but is even more efficient in many cases - and thus of particular interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Prof. Gregory W. O'Neil (Western Washington University, US)

May 23, 2022 14:00 - 15:30
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Lecture Hall Building, Entrance Lembkestraße 7, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Room: Grand Lecture Hall

Karl-Ziegler Lecture 2022 - Main Lecture and Award Ceremony

May 31, 2022 16:00 - 17:30
Grand Lecture Hall

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