Current Topics:

Historical Archive of the MPI donates valuable Bergius collection to Evonik Industries

A film documents the handover of the Nobel Prize certificate by Ferdi Schüth to Head of Research Andreas Fischer and gives further information about the Nobel Laureate Bergius.
The valuable certificate of this award lay well stored for a long time in the Historical Archive of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung together with several other documents of Friedrich Bergius.

Swapping the school bench for the lab bench

September 02, 2021
Seven new apprentices started their professional future at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung on September, 1st full of anticipation. Training manager Laila Sahraoui welcomed the new apprentices, whom she is supervising as successor to Petra Wedemann.


Historical Archive of the MPI für Kohlenforschung donates valuable Bergius collection to Evonik Industries

September 23, 2021

Nobel Prize certificate handed over by Ferdi Schüth to Head of Research Andreas Fischer

AK 20 Workshop of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie: "Crystallography in Materials Science: Future Developments & Career Options" - program is online

August 12, 2021

The workshop is intended for graduate students, PhD students, and young scientists active in solid-state research (chemistry, physics), geosciences, crystallography, and materials science.

At a glance:

Our Research

Selective and energy saving transformation of chemicals and natural products.


Direct access to the staff directory

At present, due to the corona pandemic, only virtual events take place.

Job and Career:

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. Excellent research facilities and... 

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 ...

More job offers (only in German) can be found on our german website.

Go to Editor View