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.


New Research Group Data-driven Modeling of Complex Physical Systems at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
Efficiently generating sufficient simulation data in order to make reliable predictions for real-world applications.

20 Years of Internship „Verfahrenstechnik und Technische Kybernetik“
Laying a cornerstone and arousing interest in the natural and engineering sciences

Statement of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg on the Attack on the Ukraine
In Solidarity with the Ukrainian Citizens (updated 19 May 2022)
In Memoriam: ­Prof. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
With deep sadness and regret we learned that Prof. Dr. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor at the Chair of Chemical Engineering, Center for Systems Biology, University of Delaware, has passed away. Babatunde Ogunnaike served our institute as member of our Scientific Advisory Board from 2018 to 2022.
Control Technology and Mathematics explained vividly with the Triple Pendulum
International Federation of Automatic Control is sponsoring the triple pendulum at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
"Innovation Prize 2021 of the German BioRegions" awarded to ContiVir
Innovative Research on Manufacturing of Viral Vaccines and Gene Therapies

Press Releases


Academic Bicycle Challenge

Jun 1, 2022 08:06 - Jun 30, 2022 17:00

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"

GlycoBioTec 2023

Jan 17, 2023 09:00 - Jan 19, 2023 17:00
Harnack Haus Berlin
Science Night in Magdeburg
Saturday, 11 June 2022
We will open our labs and our pilot scale hall to show experimental setups and explain the state-of-the-art of our research on biotechnological and chemical engineering as well as on circular economy. Furthermore, we will give an insight into our research concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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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.

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

Latest Publications

Cherifi, K.; Goyal, P. K.; Benner, P.: A Greedy Data Collection Scheme For Linear Dynamical Systems. Data-Centric Engineering 3, e16 (2022)
Sanchez Medina, E. I.; Linke, S.; Stoll, M.; Sundmacher, K.: Graph neural networks for the prediction of infinite dilution activity coefficients. Digital Discovery (2022)

Tan, Q.; Hosseini, S. A.; Seidel-Morgenstern, A.; Thévenin, D.; Lorenz, H.: Modeling ice crystal growth using the lattice Boltzmann method. Physics of Fluids 34, 013311 (2022)

Jameel, F.; Stein, M.: The many roles of solvent in homogeneous catalysis - The reductive amination showcase. Journal of Catalysis 405, pp. 24 - 34 (2022)

Rand, U.; Kupke, S. Y.; Shkarlet, H.; Hein, M. D.; Hirsch, T.; Marichal-Gallardo, P.; Cicin-Sain, L.; Reichl, U.; Bruder, D.: Antiviral Activity of Influenza A Virus Defective Interfering Particles against SARS-CoV-2 Replication In Vitro through Stimulation of Innate Immunity. Cells 10 (7), 1756 (2021)
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