New Understanding of Water Electrolysis

Water electrolysis is a key technology to establish CO2-neutral hydrogen production. One of the key technological hurdles is the design of stable, active and affordable catalysts for the anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER), which is one bottleneck of the hydrogen production process. Researchers from the Interface Science Department, have now provided quantitative near-surface structural insights into oxygen-evolving CoOx(OH)y nanoparticles which are published in Nature Energy today. more

Research talents on their way

Two "Jugend-Forscht" award winners are interns at the Fritz Haber Institute this summer. In July, Robin Winkelhage from Osnabrück (project "Obtaining carbon dioxide-neutral fuels") spent two weeks at the CatLab in Adlershof. Today Alexandra Simion (project "The Marangoni effect using the example of a water-alcohol drop on oil") from Nuremberg has her first day of internship. more

Machine learning of ‘Catalysis Tetris’

The way how molecules involved in chemical reactions bind to the surface of a catalyst is key to understand and improve the catalyst’s performance. Researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute and the Danish Aarhus University have now developed a machine learning algorithm that can predict this important property for complex molecules that can bind to the surface in multiple motives.
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MIT Professor as guest at FHI

This summer, Prof. Yang Shao-Horn from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is staying at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society with a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The stay had been delayed due to the worldwide corona pandemic. more

Dr. Janis Timoshenko received Farrel Lytle Prize

Dr. Janis Timoshenko, head of the research group "Operando Hard X-Ray Spectroscopy" in the Interface Science department, has just received the Farrel Lytle Prize for Young Scientists of the International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS). more

New Emmy Noether Group

New Emmy Noether Group

July 18, 2022

Dr Sebastian Maehrlein, head of the "THz Structural Dynamics" research group in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute, has received a top-class grant: Starting in October, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will provide him with a budget of 1.6 million euros for an independent Emmy Noether junior research group. The research focus is on controlling the angular momentum of atomic lattices for the ultrafast control of material properties. more

Foundation Stone for the new Research Building

Today the foundation stone was laid for a new catalysis laboratory building of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin-Dahlem. The event was opened by the Secretary General of the Max Planck Society, Dr Simone Schwanitz, who travelled from Munich especially for the occasion. more

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