Research at MPI CEC
Energy research across three departments
The three departments "Inorganic Spectroscopy", "Molecular Catalysis" and "Heterogeneous Reactions" at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion are dedicated to energy research. Selected chemical reactions are studied, that all contribute to a de-fossilized energy system. For efficient energy research, the institute combines expertise in molecular, biological and interfacial catalysis.
The Inorganic Spectroscopy Department develops advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools, and applies them in order to understand the processes involved in chemical and biological catalysis.
The Molecular Catalysis Department focuses on fundamental research into technologies for using raw materials as the basis for chemical products and fuels. Here, the focus is on understanding the molecular principles of catalysis.
Since hydrogen is a universal chemical energy carrier in sustainable energy supply systems, the Department of Heterogeneous Reactions focuses especially on hydrogen production, transport and use.
Energy Converting Enzymes
Biochemistry of Metalloproteins
X-ray Spectroscopy Instrumentation
Proteins on electrodes
Chemical Synthesis, X-ray structure analysis