In an open and stimulating working environment we promote accomplished junior scientists, who complete formative years of their careers as student assistants, Ph.D. students, postdocs or research group heads, as e.g. in our International Max Planck Research School.
Team members from many nations are working in an interdisciplinary research environment: chemical engineers, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, control and computer engineers are cooperating closely.
Our Max Planck Institute, located in Magdeburg, is dedicated to all aspects of process systems engineering, chemical, biochemical and energy systems, that are vital to the future of well-being of human society globally. It is our aim to optimize these increasingly complex processes in modern production systems.
A specific strength of our MPI is the combination of systems-theoretical approaches with experimental validation carried out under one roof. We further develop mathematical, computational and control theoretic methods along with the various process applications investigated here.


Springboard to a career in the engineering sciences: gifted young researchers after their Ph.D. are invited to apply for the two-year postdoctoral grant.
The application deadline is on February 6, 2022.

International Federation of Automatic Control is sponsoring the triple pendulum at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

Innovative Research on Manufacturing of Viral Vaccines and Gene Therapies
Excellent Research on Efficient Chemical Recycling of Polyamides
How to Mitigate SARS-CoV-2-Outbreaks with Mathematical Optimization
The universal purification method was reported for several variants of adeno-associated virus (AAV), widely used in human gene therapy.

Press Releases

Through their activity fund, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) has granted a ...

ContiVir, a planned spin-off from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems ...


Online Symposium "Towards Sustainable & Circular Production Processes"

Mar 2, 2022 13:00 - Mar 4, 2022 18:00
Virtual Symposium

Ladies Night for Women in Engineering Sciences

Apr 21, 2022
Magdeburg, Room: Virtual Event

16th Science Night in Magdeburg - 11 June 2022

Jun 11, 2022 18:00 - 23:59

DECHEMA Colloquium

Nov 10, 2022 00:00
Virtual or by presence at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"
Virtual Conference, 2 - 4 March 2022
Smart Process Systems Engineering 2022
Meet renowned scientists and engineers in process systems engineering and related research areas and attend presentations on Mechanical & Thermal Preprocessing, Chemical & Biological Decomposition, Chemical & Biological (Re-)Synthesis, Systems Engineering & Computational Methods, Supply Chain & Sustainability Management, Societal Support & Individual Appropriation
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The third edition of the GlycoBioTec has been rescheduled to January 17 - 19, 2023 at the Harnack House in Berlin. Registration will open in summer 2022.

The Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg offers a variety of opportunities for professional development, personal and professional further education.

Latest Publications

Sarna, N.; Benner, P.: Data-Driven Model Order Reduction for Problems with Parameter-Dependent Jump-Discontinuities. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 387, 114168, 30 pages (2021)

Boecker, S.; Slaviero, G.; Schramm, T.; Szymanski, W.; Steuer , R.; Link, H.; Klamt, S.: Deciphering the physiological response of Escherichia coli under high ATP demand. Molecular Systems Biology 17, e10504 (2021)

Otrin, L.; Witkowska, A.; Marušič, N.; Zhao, Z.; Lira, R. B.; Kyrilis, F. L.; Hamdi, F.; Ivanov, I.; Lipowsky, R.; Kastritis, P. L. et al.; Dimova, R.; Sundmacher, K.; Jahn, R.; Vidaković-Koch, T.: En route to dynamic life processes by SNARE-mediated fusion of polymer and hybrid membranes. Nature Communications 12, 4972 (2021)

Benner, P.; Breiten, T.; Faßbender, H.; Hinze, M.; Stykel, T.; Zimmermann, R. (Eds.): Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems. Birkhäuser/Springer Nature, Cham (2021), XIII, 415 pp.
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