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New Podcast about Green Hydrogen

Is hydrogen the "champagne" of renewable energies? FHI Director Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl discussed this question with Prof. Dr. Franziska Holz (German Institute for Economic Research) and Dr. Steffi Hlawenka (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin). The new episode of the podcast "Berlin Research - Forschung in Berlin", hosted by science journalist Thomas Prinzler, was released today. more

Long Night of Science at 2nd July 2022

The Fritz Haber Institute is preparing for the Long Night of the Sciences on 2 July. Planned are participatory projects by the departments and workshops, a chemistry experiment show, a panel discussion on the topic of "No energy transition without hydrogen" and two historical district tours under the motto "Wrong or right: facts about the Dahlem Nobel Prize winners". more

Institute-wide Poster Session

In the last week of April, the whole Fritz-Haber-Institut came together for the first live poster session since the start of the pandemic to discuss the research undertaken during the last few years. We spoke to five researchers about their posters. more

Faraday Medal for FHI Director

FHI Director Beatriz Roldán Cuenya will be awarded the prestigious Faraday Medal from the Royal Society of chemistry of UK for 2022. She will receive the medal at “Electrochem2022” in Edinburgh this September. In 1987, there was another prior winner from FHI, former director and world-wide electrochemistry leader, Prof. Heinz Gerischer. 

Selectivity of Catalysts

Selectivity of Catalysts

April 21, 2022

In order to successfully shape the energy transition and achieve CO2 neutrality in society, it is important to develop technologies through which the greenhouse gas CO2 can be efficiently converted into chemical raw materials and fuels. The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction can fulfil this task by using electricity from renewable sources. more

At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Conference

Five FHI researchers have recieved an invitation to the renowned Lindau Nobel Prize Conference. Dr. Hélène Seiler (Physical Chemistry), Dr. Fabian Scholten (Interface Science) and Christian Kunkel (Theory) will participate in the 71st Lindau Conference from 26 June to 1 July. Furthermore, Kim Greis (Molecular Physics), currently on reseach stay in Yale (USA) and Yair Litman, now at the University of Cambridge (UK), will take part.

Women in Science

Women in Science

February 11, 2022

Strong role models are important. Therefore, on today's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we would like to introduce "our" female researchers. We start with FHI Director Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of our Department of Interfacial Sciences since 2017. more

FHI Professors between the most cited of  the world<br /> 

In 2021, two Professors of the Fritz Haber Institute are among the 0.1 % most cited scientists worldwide, top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.

More Efficient Copper Catalysts

A team of researchers from the Department of Interfacial Sciences has discovered how changes in the structure of copper catalyst particles during electrochemical CO2 reduction affect their catalytic performance. This should lead to the development of new catalysts that convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into useful chemicals.

Recognition for systematic catalyst design

The Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation recognize the achievements of Prof. Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova from the University of California, Los Angeles.   more

Doctorate for Fabian Scholten

Doctorate for Fabian Scholten

September 06, 2021

Today, Fabian Scholten defended his doctoral thesis in an online disputation. He carried out research on the role of oxides and nanostructure of copper catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is the third disputation in the Interface Science Department in 2021. more

New MPG Partner Group at Interface Science Department

Dr. Rosa M. Arán Ais from the University of Alicante and Prof. Dr Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of the Interface Science Department of the Fritz Haber Institute have established a new Max Planck Partner Group in the field of electrochemistry. more

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