MAXNET Energy is a cooperation project within the Max Planck Society to advance the research on the field of energy conversion. more
Carbon2Chem is a joint project of 17 partners from industry and science. It aims at reducing CO2 efficiently. CEC Director Prof. Schlögl is the scientific coordinator of the project. more
The institute's experimental photovoltaic system allows us detailed research activities in the field of energy storage. 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. more
Cluster of Excellence - RESOLV
RESOLV is a Cluster of Excellence within the Excellence Initiative (DFG) with the subtitle "Understanding and Design of Solvent Controlled Processes". It deals with the quest to significantly deepen the understanding of the complex interplay between solutes and solvents at the molecular level. more
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The particular responsibility towards transparency, but also owing to its own claim to excellence, are the reasons why the Society founded the "Advisory Board" as an evaluation body and has firmly anchored it as a permanent feature in its statutes.
Information on advisory board meetings and scientific reports can be found here.
The Max Planck Society
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 most prestigious research institutions worldwide. more
GDCh - local group Ruhr
The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. Local groups of the GDCh organize lectures and events for expert audience as well as for interested people. Prof. Alexander Auer is chair of the local group Ruhr. more