Welcome to the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Mobility, Energy, Infrastructure, Medicine and Safety –these fields of high public interest require advanced customized materials. The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE) with its young and international team conducts basic research on metallic alloys and related materials to enable progress in these fields.
The MPIE is financed by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and the Steel Institute VDEh, the representative of the steel industry in Germany. In this public-private partnership, which is unique for the Max Planck Society as well as for the European industry, the institute pursues an approach where materials systems are studied under consideration of their highly complex underlying nanostructures on the one hand and their exposure to extreme environmental conditions on the other hand.