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Minerva’s Daughters
Her path led her from India via the United States of America to Mülheim an der Ruhr. Dr. Sayantani Das works as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Prof. Benjamin List.
Our voices for diversity
To celebrate Diversity Day in Germany today, we want to show how diverse we are. We have made a short video with some of our colleagues, which you can find here.

News

The Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung was honored with the “Historical Landmark Award” of the European Chemical Society at a ceremony. Numerous guests attended the event.

The Austrian Trade Association has awarded Ferdi Schüth the Wilhelm Exner Medal 2024. This medal has been awarded since 1921 and is named after Wilhelm Exner (1840 to 1931), Honorary President of the association at the time. With this special award, ...

Her path led her from India via the United States of America to Mülheim an der Ruhr. Dr. Sayantani Das works as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Prof. Benjamin List. In this interview, she explains what she likes so much about her work ...

Since 1980, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung has awarded its highest scientific honour, the Karl Ziegler Lecture, to an internationally recognised researcher in the field of chemistry. The prize is awarded to scientists who have made ...

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Selective and energy saving transformation of chemicals and natural products.
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Events

Prof. Dr. Robert Phipps (University of Cambridge)

Jun 26, 2024 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

Prof. Dr. Darren Dixon (University of Oxford)

Jul 17, 2024 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

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. 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 ...

Job Offers

We are looking for a PhD student to join our team in the area of transition metal catalysis with non-noble metal phosphide nanoparticles.

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

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