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Science and Politics: The Fritz Haber Institute in Dialogue

The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society recently opened its doors for a dialogue between science and politics. more

Baton Pass at the FHI

Baton Pass at the FHI

January 05, 2024

Since January 2024, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya is the new Managing Director at the Institute. more

Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya is one of the world's most cited scientists

This year, for the third consecutive time, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, director of the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been recognized as one of the world's most cited scientists. more

Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya honored with Manchot Research Professorship

Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya was awarded the Manchot Research Professorship, becoming the first woman to receive this prestigious honor. The award is presented annually by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation to outstanding scientists. In addition to recognizing her exceptional scientific contributions, the foundation provides the opportunity for the award winner to teach at the Chemistry Faculty of the Technical University of Munich. more

Doctorate for David Kordus

Doctorate for David Kordus

October 04, 2023

Today, David Kordus defended his doctoral thesis at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He carried out research on structure and chemical state of catalysts for hydrogenation of carbon dioxide. more

The Interface Science Department welcomes two Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellows

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society congratulates Dr. Jingyi Yang and Dr. Wei Nie, who have just been awarded a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They will pursue their two-years projects at the Department of Interface Science (ISC) in the groups of Dr. Shamil Shaikhutdinov and Dr. Christopher Kley. more

Eric Samuel Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Fengli Yang

Fengli Yang, a dedicated PhD student within the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been selected as the recipient of the Eric Samuel Memorial Scholarship by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). more

Anode Models for Green Hydrogen Production

Researchers from the Interface Science Department at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society conducted experiments using atomically defined model pre-catalysts to unveil intricate details of the electrocatalytic water splitting reaction, targeting the advancement of green H2 production. more

Watching a Bimetallic Catalytic Surface in Action

A team of researchers from the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society addressed the question: what happens to a Ga-promoted Cu surface under reaction conditions required for the synthesis of methanol? They found complex structural transformations of this bimetallic catalyst that might change the common view on the catalytically active surface structure. more

Microscopic Transformations of Electrocatalyst Surfaces

An important building block in achieving climate targets is to develop technologies that can produce synthetic fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2 using electricity from renewable sources. In the electrochemical conversion of CO2, defect structures on catalyst surfaces are believed to have a significant impact on selectivity. Researchers at Kiel University (CAU) and the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society have now shown that atomic rearrangements occur even in the early stages of the reaction. more

A new Emmy Noether Group for Dr. Juan J. Navarro

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has accepted Dr. Juan J. Navarro into the Emmy Noether Programme. He will lead the Metal-Organic Interfaces (MOIN) Emmy Noether Group in the Interface Science Department. more

Beatriz Roldán Cuenya - juror at the Eduard Rhein Prize ceremony

Recognition of outstanding achievements in the fields of technology and culture more

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