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<span><span><span>A Year Full of Discoveries: Our First Voluntary Social Year in Science, Technology, and Sustainability</span></span></span>

Last year, the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society offered for the first time a Voluntary Social Year in Science, Technology, and Sustainability (FJN). In cooperation with the International Youth Community Service (ijgd), we provided young adults with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the natural sciences while also orienting themselves professionally. more

<span><span><span>New Research Shows Improved Alcohol Production from CO<sub>2</sub> Using Renewable Green Energy</span></span></span>

A recent study, published in Nature Communications, marks a significant leap towards an eco-friendly energy solution by showcasing advances in the production of green fuels. This research, conducted by the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute, reveals how new modes of operation in electrocatalysis can serve to boost the production of alcohol fuels using carbon dioxide (CO2) and electricity from renewable sources. more

<span><span><span>Uniting Science and Society</span></span></span>

In a world increasingly shaped by scientific and technological advances, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of the Interface Science Department and currently the managing director at the Fritz Haber Institute, is at the forefront of international efforts to connect scientific research with the broader public and policy makers . Her recent public lectures have highlighted the essential role of science in addressing global challenges and the importance of making scientific knowledge accessible to all. more

<span><span><span>Girls' Day 2024 the the Fritz Haber Institute</span></span></span>

The Girls' Day at the Fritz Haber Institute offers a unique opportunity for young participants to discover the diversity of professions in a leading research institution that focuses on the frontier areas of chemistry and physics. more

<span><span><span>New Study reveals how iron enhances catalysts for green hydrogen production</span></span></span>

In an important step towards sustainable energy solutions, a recent study published in Energy & Environmental Science reveals progress in the field of green hydrogen production. Led by researchers from the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI), the study entitled "Role of Fe decoration on the oxygen evolving state of Co3O4 nanocatalysts" uncovers how the addition of iron (Fe) to cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nanocatalysts improves their efficiency and stability in water electrolysis processes.
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<span><span><span><span><span>New Insights into Green Hydrogen Production and Beyond</span></span></span></span></span>

The Interface Science Department of the Fritz Haber Institute has made significant strides in understanding the critical process of interfacial ion solvation, as detailed in their latest publication, “Ion Solvation Kinetics in Bipolar Membranes and at Electrolyte-Metal Interfaces" in the prestigious journal Nature Energy. more

Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya: New Member of the Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, Director of the Interface Science Department at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of her scientific excellence and leadership strength. more

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

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