MAXNET Energy is a cooperation project between several Max Planck Instituts of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology section within the MPS to advance the research on the field of energy conversion.

Research projects

The institute's experimental photovoltaic system allows us detailed reserach activities in the field of energy storage. more

Our software-programm ORCA is a flexible, efficient and easy-to-use general purpose tool for quantum chemistry with specific emphasis on spectroscopic properties of open-shell molecules. more

Research cooperations

MAXNET Energy is a cooperation project within the Max Planck Society to advance the research on the field of energy conversion. more



Nobel laureates meet young scientists more

Prof. Lubitz new Editorial board member of the Journal Energy & Environmental Science more

MPI CEC brings scientific expertise into joint project „Carbon2Chem“ more

Agnieszka Adamska-Venkatesh recieved Otto Hahn Medal more
DeBeer research group's work cited by Cornell and Stanford more


The international Max Planck Research School on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions (IMPRS RECHARGE) offers the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions. mehr



Summer School on "Physical Methods in Molecular and Heterogeneous Catalysis"
September 18-25, 2016 mehr

Ernst Haage Award and Symposium
November 22-24, Schloss Broich more

Press & Public Relations

Current press releases, latest news, featured publications and research highlights can be found here.

The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. mehr

(c) MPI für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim a.d.R. 2012