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.

25 Years Max Planck Institute Magdeburg


In 2023, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems will look back on 25 years of research in Magdeburg. We will honour this anniversary with various events:
Read more about the History of our Max Planck Institute...


Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
In Recognition of Contributions and Innovations in Chemical Engineering

EU Promotes Transfer of Research Results from the Laboratory to Industrial Biotechnology
ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant for the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

Award for MPI Magdeburg researcher Teimurazi Gochitashvili
iGEM Gold Medal for a Microbial Fuel Cell System which senses a Cancer Biomarker


17th Science Night in Magdeburg - 3 June 2023

Jun 3, 2023 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM (Local Time Germany)

Symposium “Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems: Current Status and Future Perspectives” 25 Years MPI Magdeburg

Jun 29, 2023 01:30 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Festung Mark Magdeburg, Room: Hohepfortewall 1, 39104 Magdeburg

8th IMPRS Summer School: Sustainable Energy Systems

Aug 28, 2023 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Sep 1, 2023 05:00 PM
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

The f(A)bulous Workshop on Matrix Functions and Exponential Integrators

Sep 25, 2023 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Sep 27, 2023 01:00 PM
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"

Public reading with Steffen Schroeder: „Planck oder Als das Licht seine Leichtigkeit verlor"

Nov 14, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"
Science Night in Magdeburg
How does it work: sustainable, energy-saving and efficient production? How, for example, are vaccines produced with viruses or gene and cancer therapies developed? Whether it's pharmaceutical substances from plant material or the mathematical optimisation of engineering models - learn about the latest methods for environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and the circular economy.
We look forward to seeing you on 3 June 2023, 6 p.m. to midnight!
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Virtual Max Planck Colloquium: Physical and Chemical Fundamentals of Process Engineering
This colloquia series with internationally leading scientists is intended to screen the research field "Physical and Chemical Fundamentals of Process Engineering" and to identify the scientific frontiers and new challenges in that field and in neighbouring research areas.


Statement of the Max Planck Society on the brutal repression of protests in Iran
2 November 2022
The Max Planck Society expresses its solidarity with the students and scientists in Iran in their desire for more freedom and equal rights. It condemns the brutal actions of the security forces in the strongest possible terms and demands the immediate release of all those arrested in the course of the protests.

Statement of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg on the Attack on the Ukraine
In Solidarity with the Ukrainian Citizens (updated 19 May 2022)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Process Engineer and Director at the Max Planck Institute ...

Prof. Patrick Cramer, President-elect of the Max Planck Society, accompanied by Dr. Simone ...

Dr. Steffen Klamt, 50, head of the research group “Analysis and Redesign of Biological Networks” at ...

Teimurazi Gochitashvili, currently working as a Ph. D. student at the research group Process Systems ...

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

Khorrami, M. S.; Mianroodi, J. R.; Siboni, N. H.; Goyal, P. K.; Svendsen, B.; Benner, P.; Raabe, D.: An Artificial Neural Network for Surrogate Modeling of Stress Fields in Viscoplastic Polycrystalline Materials. npj Computational Materials 9, 37 (2023)

Díaz Mirón, J.E.Z.; Stein, M.: A benchmark for non-covalent interactions in organometallic crystals. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24, pp. 29338 - 29349 (2022)

Wünsche, S.; Seidel-Morgenstern, A.; Lorenz, H.: Cocrystallization of Curcuminoids with Hydroxybenzenes Pyrogallol and Hydroxyquinol: Investigations of Binary Thermal Phase Behaviors. Crystal Growth & Design 22 (5), pp. 3303 - 3310 (2022)

Smit, A. T.; Verges, M.; Schulze, P.; van Zomeren, A.; Lorenz, H.: Laboratory- to Pilot-Scale Fractionation of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using an Acetone Organosolv Process. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 10 (32), pp. 10503 - 10513 (2022)
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