Max-Planck-Institut für KohlenforschungThe Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung pursues basic research in all fields of catalysis. The central theme pervading all Departments is basic research in the catalytic transformation of compounds and materials with the highest degree of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity under conditions which maximize efficient use of natural resources.
Developing new catalysts for the future
Work with great colleagues in a modern environment
Find new challenges in our Apprentice Program
High precision equipment delivers maximum insight for our researchSeveral service units are supporting the research at the Institute with their competences in analytical techniques and ultra-modern instrumental equipment.
Pupils of a local school spent part of their summer holidays at the institute. Scientists and technicians of the Ritter group gave them an exciting insight into the working world of science.
The topic is more complex than ever: How do we succeed in moving away from fossil fuels and to renewable energies and, what role will hydrogen play in a future infrastructure.
During the annual meeting, the Max Planck Society had science journalist Mai-Thi Nguyen-Kim interview our director Benjamin List. The interview can now be found on Youtube.
The Max Planck Society has decorated Dr. Julius Hillenbrand, former PhD of Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner, with the Otto Hahn Medal.