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.


Dr. Techn. Liisa Rihko-Struckmann has been appointed Honorary Professor at Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
For Excellent Lecturing on the Sustainability of Chemical Production Processes and Chemical Products
Prof. Dr. Peter Benner elected spokesperson of the DFG Review Board 3.31 "Mathematics"
Review Board Elections of the German Research Foundation
Tomorrow Labs Science Festival Magdeburg
Tomorrow Labs is Magdeburg's new festival. On 8 June 2024, science and the future met music and culture. Magdeburg's scientific institutions presented research at the Science Port. The audience enjoyed the relaxed festival atmosphere at the Science Port and got into dialogue with our scientists.
Indian and German process and chemical engineers strengthen their close collaboration
The 5th Indo-German Workshop on "Advances in Materials, Reactions and Separation Processes" was successfully held in February 2024 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Closing life cycles is the main topic of the "Process Systems Engineering and Technical Cybernetics" 2024 student internship
High school students from Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony, Berlin, Brussels and Stockholm spend a week at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg (Press Release in German)


Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification in Molecular Simulation

Aug 29, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"

MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Michael Shoham Patrascu, Technion, Haifa, Israel: tba

Sep 26, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"

GlycoBioTec 2025

Feb 10, 2025 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Feb 12, 2025 02:00 PM
Harnack Haus Berlin
MPI Colloquia 2024
We invite you to attend our public colloquia series at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg.
High-ranking scientists from renowned research institutions in Germany and around the world present the state-of-the-art of their current research projects.
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GlycoBioTec 2025
The fourth edition of the GlycoBioTec will be held from February 10 - 12, 2025 at the Harnack House in Berlin. On the interactive forum cutting-edge research on the frontiers of glycobiotechnology will be discussed -  spanning from fundamental theory to method and technology developments relevant to biopharma, health, medicine and functional food areas.
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

Bauer, S.; Benner, P.; Bereau, T.; Blum, V.; Boley, M.; Carbogno, C.; A. Catlow, C. R.; Dehm, G.; Eibl, S.; Ernstorfer, R. et al.; Fekete, Á.; Foppa, L.; Fratzl, P.; Freysoldt, C.; Gault, B.; M. Ghiringhelli, L.; Sajal, K. G.; Gladyshev, A.; Goyal, P. K.; Hattrick-Simpers, J.; Kabalan, L.; Karpov, P.; S. Khorrami, M.; Koch, C.; Kokott, S.; Kosch, T.; Kowalec, I.; Kremer, K.; Leitherer, A.; Li, Y.; Liebscher, C. H.; Logsdail, A. J.; Lu, Z.; Luong, F.; Marek, A.; Merz, F.; R. Mianroodi, J.; Neugebauer, J.; Purcell, T. A. R.; Raabe, D.; Rampp, M.; Rossi, M.; Rost, J.-M.; Saalmann, U.; Saxena, A.; Sbailo, L.; Scheffler, M.; Scheidgen, M.; Schloz, M.; Schmidt, D. F.; Teshuva, S.; Trunschke, A.; Wei, Y.; Weikum, G.; Xian, R. P.; Yao, Y.; Zhao, M.: Roadmap on Data-Centric Materials Science. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 32, 063301,90 pages (2024)
Peterson, L.; Bremer, J.; Sundmacher, K.: Challenges in data-based reactor modeling: A critical analysis of purely data-driven and hybrid models for a CSTR case study. Computers & Chemical Engineering 184, 108643 (2024)
Goyal, P. K.; Benner, P.: Generalized Quadratic-Embeddings for Nonlinear Dynamics using Deep Learning. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 463, 134158 (2024)
Benner, P.; Faßbender, H.: Modellreduktion: Eine systemtheoretisch orientierte Einführung. Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg (2024), XIV, 259 pp.
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