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International Max Planck Research School on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions

The IMPRS on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions (IMPRS-RECHARGE) is a unique postgraduate training program founded in 2015 by the Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Universität Duisburg-Essen and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, which are all located in the district of Rhine and Ruhr in Germany. The IMPRS focuses on interdisciplinary research in chemistry/physics. Emphasis is on catalytic mechanism, physico-chemical analysis and related energy topics. The interplay of theory and experiment is the graduate school's vital aim.

Read about our faculty and their science, our training possibilities and apply to join us for your doctoral/PhD degree awarded by the universities of Bochum, Bonn or Duisburg-Essen.

International Max Planck Research Schools - in general

Since 2000 the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) have become a permanent part of the efforts of the Max Planck Society to promote doctoral/PhD students in Germany. The schools offer stuctured doctoral training under excellent research conditions. There are currently a total of 65 IMPRS, 28 of them in the chemical-physical-technical section, 25 in the biological-medical section and 12 in the human sciences section.



In December 2023, Jil-Lorean Gieser successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Duisburg-Essen under the supervision of Prof. Malte…

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4th IMPRS-Recharge Symposium

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