International Max Planck Research School
IMPRS on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions (RECHARGE)
The goal of the IMPRS RECHARGE is to decouple the primary photochemical processes that lead to capturing of solar energy from its later uses in technology or mobility. Doctoral students will mainly deal with reactivity/structure analysis in the six key energy-conserving chemical reactions. RECHARGE will focus on understanding the atomic level mechanisms of catalytic processes, at both the homogeneous and heterogeneous limits, by using state of the art methods in physical characterization and theory. The IMPRS RECHARGE is coordinated the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and besides the University of Duisburg-Essen also the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Bonn are participating.
IMPRS for Interface Controlled Materials for Energy Conversion (SURMAT)
The research oft he IMPRS SURMAT focuses on questions centered on surfaces and interfaces of advanced materials. In this context all projects within the IMPRS SURMAT are interdisciplinary - chemists, physicists, material scientists and engineers work together and the approach to the research topics can be experimental as well as theoretical by modelling and simulation. The IMPRS SURMAT is coordinated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung and besides the University of Duisburg-Essen also the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung as well as the Ruhr University Bochum are participating.