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.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher receives the Research Award 2023 of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Award for Outstanding Research Achievements in the Field of Process Systems Engineering
Sridhar Chellappa awarded Best Doctoral Student of the Faculty of Mathematics
Model Order Reduction for Current Challenges in Engineering
SmartProSys: New Methods and Approaches for Process Engineering in future Chemical Industry
Team of scientists around Prof. Kai Sundmacher at MPI Magdeburg is participating in SmartProSys research initiative - Smart Process Systems for a Green Carbon-based Chemical Production in a Sustainable Society
(Update 9 November 2023)
Bioprocess Engineer Lars Pelz honored with ACTIP Fellowship Award 2023
Producing highly efficacious and safe antiviral agents with a high-yield manufacturing process.
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg intensifies cooperation with Ukrainian scientists
Grants from EIRENE cooperation program of the Max Planck Society to support Ukrainian scientists


Info event: Max Planck Innovation - Connecting science and business

Dec 7, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPI Magdeburg, Room: Seminarraum "Noether"

Ernst Dieter Gilles Lecture Award: Prof. Martha Grover, Continuous biocatalytic crystallization to address beta-lactam supply challenges

Dec 14, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"

94th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)

Mar 18, 2024 08:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Mar 22, 2024 02:30 PM
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Main Campus

Der Zukunftstag - Girls' und Boys' Day

Apr 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut Magdeburg
Ernst Dieter Gilles Lecture Award
Prof. Martha Grover: Continuous biocatalytic crystallization to address beta-lactam supply challenges
14 December 2023, 4.00 p.m.

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg cordially invites you to the first talk of its Ernst Dieter Gilles Lecture Award, honoring outstanding scientific achievements in the field of systems theory, system dynamics and control engineering in memory of its founding director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Dieter Gilles.
The Max Planck Institute Magdeburg will award this distinction for the first time in 2023, honoring the US-American chemical engineer Prof. Martha Grover in recognition of her contributions to system dynamics and control, including novel methods and their application to a wide range of systems.
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Latest Publications

Sorrentino, A.; Patel, B.; Gosea, I. V.; Antoulas, A. C.; Vidaković-Koch, T.: Determination of the distribution of relaxation times through Loewner framework: A direct and versatile approach. Journal of Power Sources 585, 233575 (2023)
Bekiaris, P. S.; Klamt, S.: Network-wide thermodynamic constraints shape NAD(P)H cofactor specificity of biochemical reactions. Nature Communications 14, 4660 (2023)
Ghaffari, S.; Gutierrez, M.; Seidel-Morgenstern, A.; Lorenz, H.; Schulze, P.: Sodium Hydroxide-Based CO2Direct Air Capture for Soda Ash Production─Fundamentals for Process Engineering. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 62, pp. 7566 - 7579 (2023)
Goyal, P. K.; Benner, P.: Neural Ordinary Differential Equations with Irregular and Noisy Data. Royal Society Open Science 10, 221475 (2023)
Kumar, R.; Stein, M.: The Fully Oxidized State of the Glutamate Coordinated O2-Tolerant [NiFe]-Hydrogenase Shows a Ni(III)/Fe(III) Open-Shell Singlet Ground State. Journal of the American Chemical Society 145, pp. 10954 - 10959 (2023)
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