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A Festschrift in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Professor Athanasios C. Antoulas
Prof. Athanasios C. Antoulas, Max Planck Fellow and head of the research group Data-Driven System Reduction and Identification at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg has been honoured with a Festschrift on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Science Night in Magdeburg
We opened 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 gave an insight into our research concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Thank you to all visitors for your interest.

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.
Statement of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg on the Attack on the Ukraine
In Solidarity with the Ukrainian Citizens (updated 19 May 2022)
20 Years of Internship „Verfahrenstechnik und Technische Kybernetik“
Laying a cornerstone and arousing interest in the natural and engineering sciences


Meeting point Lindau

July 05, 2022

This year, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting took place as in-person event again after a two-year ...

Professor Athanasios C. Antoulas, Max Planck Fellow and head of the research group Data-Driven ...

Dr. Feliks Nüske is the head of the newly established research group Data-driven Modeling of Complex ...


2nd Symposium on Insights into Gas Diffusion Electrodes: From Fundamentals to Industrial Applications

Sep 5, 2022 01:00 PM - Sep 7, 2022 02:00 PM
Johanniskirche Magdeburg

Virtual Max Planck Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Selin Kara, Process engineering strategies towards efficient biocatalytic processes, Aarhus University

Sep 22, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Virtual Event via Zoom

MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael H. Eikerling, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Sep 29, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"

DECHEMA Colloquium "Smart Process Systems"

Nov 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Virtual or by presence at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"
Virtual SmartProSys Colloquium Series 2022
SmartProSys: Research Initiative for sustainable process engineering at the interface between natural sciences, engineering and humanities
Internal colloquium series for Otto von Guericke University, Max Planck Institute, Fraunhofer Institute IFF and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Magdeburg. To receive the access data for the virtual colloquium, please register for our internal newsletter with the email address of your respective institution.
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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.


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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 1 (3), pp. 216 - 225 (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)
Mahour, R.; Lee, J. W.; Grimpe, P.; Boecker, S.; Grote, V.; Klamt, S.; Seidel-Morgenstern, A.; Rexer, T.; Reichl, U.: Cell‐free multi‐enzyme synthesis and purification of uridine diphosphate galactose. ChemBioChem 23 (2), e202100361 (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)
Beattie, C.; Benner, P.; Embree, M.; Gugercin, S.; Lefteriu, S. (Eds.): Realization and Model Reduction of Dynamical Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2022), XIX, 460 pp.

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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