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


CEC Director assumes additional responsibilities

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CEC group leader teaches at RWTH Aachen University

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Further insights into biological methanol production

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Marco Schrimpf is the new chairman of the kjVI

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Publication in Nature Communications

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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


Frontiers Award
January 22nd-24th, 2019
Awardee: Prof. James Mayer



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

2nd IMPRS-RECHARGE Symposium
"Catalysis towards greener Chemistry", May 20-23, 2019 more

EuropaCat 2019
August 18 - 23, 2019 more


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

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