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Board of Directors

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung consists of 5 departments, each of which is led by a director and scientific member. One of the scientific members serves as the executive director of the institute for a period of 3 years. The managing board is completed by the administrative director.


Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
Phone: +49(0)208/306-2373


Director and scientific member

Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner
Prof. Dr. Benjamin List
Prof. Dr. Frank Neese
Prof. Dr. Tobias Ritter
Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth


Administrative Director

Dr. Verena Schultz-Coulon
Telefon: +49(0)208/306-2010