About the Institute

The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, in short FHI, is an international research place where scientists from all over the world investigate the basic principles underlying the chemical conversion of matter and energy at surfaces and interfaces. In particular interfaces with liquids represent an area of enormous relevance in science and applications that will gain importance in future research at FHI. For this sizeable “terra incognita” in interface science, new and novel suitable methodologies for studying liquid interfaces will be developed.

Research work is structured in departments that are headed by a director. In the Max Planck Society, directors become nominated for their scientific achievements in a newly emerging field and are equipped with competitive research funding to push their research forward. Their departments act independently, yet follow a common goal – the advancement of basic science. A board of co-equal directors forms the scientific administration of FHI.

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