Previous Group Leaders

Overview

Group leaders at the Institute perform independent research and are therefore usually offered faculty positions at Universities after a few years; the links below lead to their current web pages. For those group leaders who have left the Institute after 2010, additional links lead to the web pages describing their activities during the time at the Institute (see below).

List of junior group leaders that accepted calls from universities since 2000: 

2000  Wilhelm MaierUniversity of Saarbrücken (DE)
2002Walter LeitnerRWTH Aachen, now MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion (DE)
2004Götz VeserUniversity of Pittsburgh (USA)
2004Lukas GooßenTU Kaiserslautern, now University of Bochum (DE)
2004Frank GloriusUniversity of Marburg, now University of Münster (DE)
2005Detlev BelderUniversiy of Regensburg, now University of Leipzig (DE)
2006Stefan HechtHumboldt-University Berlin (DE), now RWTH Aachen
2007Michael BühlUniversity of St. Andrews (UK)
2008Oliver TrappUniversity of Heidelberg, now   LMU München (DE)
2008An-Hui LuDalian University of Technology (CN)
2010Regina PalkovitsRWTH Aachen (DE)
2013Nuno MaulideUniversity of Vienna (AT)
2015Manuel AlcarazoUniversity of Göttingen (DE)
2015Roberto RinaldiImperial College London (UK)
2015Mario BarbattiAix-Marseille Université (FR)
2017Elsa Sánchez-García      University of Duisburg-Essen (DE)
2017Matthias HeydenArizona State University (USA)
2018Bill MorandiETH Zürich
2018Gonzalo PrietoInstituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ)
2019Mathew TredwellCardiff University School of Medicine (UK)
2019Michael RömeltRuhr Universität Bochum (DE)
2020Róbert IzsákMiddlebury College (USA)
2020Martin KlussmannBorchers, Langenfeld (DE)
2020Shengfa YeDalian Institute of Chemical Physics
2022Giovanni BistoniUniversity of Perugia (IT)

Homepage teaser of previous group leaders since 2010:

Manuel Alcarazo joined the University of Göttingen as Professor of Organic Chemistry in December 2015. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2015) and gives a link to his current research.  
Mario Barbatti became Professor at the Institut de Chimie Radicalaire of Aix-Marseille Université in November 2015. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2015) and gives a link to his current research.  
Giovanni Bistoni became Assistant Professor at the University of Perugia in January 2022. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2021) and gives a link to his current research.  
Matthias Heyden became Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in October 2017. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2017) and gives a link to his current research.  
Róbert Izsák joined the Middlebury College in 2020. The following homepage documents his research in the department of Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy (until 2020) and gives a link to his current research.  
Nuno Maulide joined the University of Vienna as Professor of Organic Chemistry in October 2013. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2015) and gives a link to his current research.  
Martin Klussmann has left the institute in Summer 2020 and is now working as Senior R&D Chemist at Borchers, Langenfeld. His e-mail address is: martin.klussmann@borchers.com. This webpage documents the activities of his group at the MPI für Kohlenforschung (until 2020).  
Bill Morandi joined the ETH Zurich in 2018 as Professor of Organic Chemistry. The following website documents the activities of the group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2018) and gives a link to his current research.  
Regina Palkovits joined RWTH Aachen as Professor of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry in 2010. The following web page documents the activities of her group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2010) and gives a link to her current research.  
Klaus-Richard Pörschke was Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung until 2016. The following web page documents the activities of his group (until 2016).  
Gonzalo Prieto joined the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) in Valencia in 2017 as Senior Tenured Scientist of the Spanish Research Council. The following website documents the activities of the group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2017) and gives a link to his current research.  
Roberto Rinaldi became Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College London in 2015. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2015) and gives a link to his current research.  
Michael Roemelt became Emmy Noether Group Leader at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in 2018. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and gives a link to his current research.  
Elsa Sánchez-García became Professor of Computational Biochemistry at the Center of Medical Biotechnology of Duisburg-Essen University in 2017. The following web page documents the activities of her group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2017) and gives a link to her current research.  
Dr. Matthew Tredwell joined the University of Cardiff in 2019. The following web page documents the activities of his group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2019) and gives a link to his current research.  
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