Research focus: Hydrogen

Hydrogen (H2) plays an important role in the transformation of our energy system and is enormously important for the decarbonization of all sectors. The MPI CEC researches the potential of hydrogen, its production, storage possibilities and usage options. more

Research cooperations

In order to accelerate the energy transition, our institute is involved in numerous research projects. We collaborate with many other scientific institutions and industrial companies. Please visit our project list to get an overview of our projects, cooperations and collaborations in clusters of excellence.

The MPI CEC is part of Carbon2Chem ®, a joint project of 17 partners from industry and science that aims at reducing CO2 efficiently. MPI CEC Director Prof. Schlögl is the scientific coordinator of the project. more


Award for outstanding findings through quantum chemical investigations

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ChemCatChem Young Researchers Series

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Over 230 partners from science and industry, including MPI CEC

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Max Planck Institutes honor young scientists

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New catalysis research center in Berlin

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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


P2X-Tag & P2X status meeting 2021
2-3 February 2021, online more

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Faraday Discussion
7-9 April 2021, online more

ExpReS 2021
3rd IMPRS-RECHARGE Conference
Exploring Reactivity with Spectroscopy
May 19th-21st, 2021 more


A complete list of current publications by the MPI CEC scientists can be found here.

Press & Public Relations

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

Advisory Board & Scientific Reports

Due to the particular responsibility towards transparency and its claim to excellence the Max Planck Society founded the "Advisory Board" as an evaluation body and has firmly anchored it as a permanent feature in its statutes.

Advisory board meetings and scientific reports.