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

Our software-program 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


MPI CEC joins in

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Jochen Block Prize for Dr. Andreas Vorholt

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Kick-off event "Master plan energy turnaround" in the city hall

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CEC Director submits EU flagship proposal Energy-X

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Max Planck directors Schlögl and Renn write Tagesspiegel article

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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


Girls´ Day 2018 – we take part.
26. April 2018. more

Summer School
"Catalysts and Energy: Synthesis - How catalysts come about", September 2-7, 2018 more

Summer School
"Modern Wavefunction Methods in Electronic Structure Theory", 30.9.-5.10.2018 more

November 12-14, 2018 more

MQM 2019
"9th Molecular Quantum Mechanics Conference", 30.06.-05.07.2019 in Heidelberg mehr

Press & Public Relations

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

Advisory Board

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