Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

The aim of the Board of Trustees is to bring to public the scientific work of the institute and to support the Max Planck Institute in its concerns in Magdeburg and the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

In addition to the Scientific Advisory Board, which is responsible for the permanent scientific advise, the Board of Trustees is another body of experts to advise the directors of the institute in social, political or economical issues. The Board of Trustees consists of high ranking representatives of government, the science community, business, and the media.

The President of the Max Planck Society appoints the members of a Board of Trustees for a period of six years. The Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg first met  September 7th, 2006.


Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann
Project manager; former CEO, DECHEMA, Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., Frankfurt/Main


Simone Borris
Mayor of the City of Magdeburg

Dr. Kai Ehrhardt
Vice President Reaction Engineering, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Dr. Andreas Neubert
Chief Scientific Officer, Klocke Holding GmbH (IDT Biologika GmbH), Dessau-Roßlau

Dr. Wilhelm Otten
WOtten Consulting; former Process Technology & Engineering,  Technology & Infrastructure, Evonik Industries AG, Hanau (Wolfgang)

Hon.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Peglow
Management Board, IPT Pergande GmbH, Südliches Anhalt OT Weißandt-Gölzau

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schuppert
Joint Research Centre for Computational Biomedicine, RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Jens Strackeljan
Rector of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Dr. Eva E. Wille
Member of the Board of Foundation of the Beilstein Institute, Frankfurt (Main) and of the Advisory Board of the GdCH series "Lives in Chemistry"; former Executive Director Chemistry, Wiley-VCH Publishing Company, Weinheim

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann
Minister of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

(as of April 2024)


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