Young talents at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Six new trainees started their careers at the research institute on September 1

The training team (first row left Patricia Malkowski, first row right Nina Breuer and Tobias Stamm) with the new trainees at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion. Photo: © Gombert/Kofo

The six new trainees who started their first day at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion on September 01, 2023, are eager to work in the laboratory. This year, the institute welcomed four chemistry and two physics lab assistants. As if the first step into professional life was not exciting enough, three of the trainees moved several 100 kilometers away from home from Bad Essen, Neumünster and Braunschweig to Mülheim an der Ruhr and are looking forward to the coming years here in the Ruhr area. 

Under the leadership of the training team, consisting of Patricia Malkowski, Nina Breuer and Tobias Stamm, 23 young people are currently being trained - with great success: In addition to top grades in the final exams of the apprentices, the training team at MPI CEC has also been able to rejoice several times. The Max Planck Society's award for outstanding training centers went to the institute in 2009, 2015 and 2022. 

"We are very pleased to welcome so many young, dedicated trainees every year and to be able to accompany them over the next few years," explains Patricia Malkowski, head of training at MPI CEC. 

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