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06/05/14

Prof. Ferdi Schüth elected as new Vice President of the Max Planck Society

Prof. Ferdi Schüth elected as new Vice President of the Max Planck Society

Prof. Ferdi Schüth is now one of the new Vice Presidents of the Max Planck Society. The Director at the MPI für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, previously chaired the Scientific Council of the MPG before being elected Vice President. Aged 53, he will now oversee the 32 institutes of the Chemistry, Physics & Technology Section. Among other things, he will also be responsible for long-term major projects and shared infrastructure, with particular emphasis on the IT infrastructure at the MPG. In common with the other Vice Presidents, Mr. Schüth will remain closely associated with his research.

Research on solid catalysts proceeds


Ferdi Schüth does not want to give up his work at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, though. He will continue his work as scientist. Schüth heads the Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis. The department focuses on the synthesis and characterization of new inorganic catalysts.

Please find more information about the Vize Presidents on the Website of the Max Planck Society.