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Minerva’s Daughters
Sandra Klimmek has always been fascinated by Natural Sciences. But jobwise, her mother-in-law gaveher the decisive push in the right direction. 
A special trip to Berlin
Benjamin List earned his chemistry degree at Freie Universität zu Berlin. Now his alma mater has awarded him an honorary doctorate.


Fearlessness of the Unknown

November 30, 2023

Marketing and advertising was actually her thing, but then everything changed. Today, Sylwia Falk works as an assistant in a research department and therefore acts as an interface to many other areas within the institute.

Dechema, Germany’s Society for Chemical and Biological Technology, has announced Prof. Ferdi Schüth as their newest Honorary Member. 

Frank Neese, Director at the MPI für Kohlenforschung, has now given the Almlöf Gropen Lectures in Oslo and Tromsø. According to the researcher, his Norwegian colleagues are particularly strong in the field of theoretical chemistry.

Alois Fürstner, Director of the Department of Organometallic Chemistry at the MPI für Kohlenforschung, was invited to give prestigious name lectures in the Netherlands and Spain at the beginning of November.

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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.
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In the field of "Heterogeneous Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation"
For the research group of PD Dr. Harun Tüysüz, we are searching for a post-doc fellow (m/f/d) in the field of “Photocatalysis and Halide Perovskites” for two years ideally starting from 01.01.2024.

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

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