Max Planck POSTECH/Korea Signs MoU with Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
The Max Planck POSTECH/Korea (MPK, Director Jae-hoon Park, Dept. of Physics) and the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE, Director Gerhard Dehm) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on March 11, 2015.
The signing ceremony took place at POSCO International Center at POSTECH with MPK Director Jae-hoon Park and MPIE Director Gerhard Dehm. MPK and MPIE agreed to engage in scientific exchange, collaborative research, and fostering new researchers. Accelerating leading research on new functional nanomaterials is expected through this MoU. Also, establishing the nation’s third MPK is anticipated to begin.
The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, established in 1917, is a legally autonomous research institution that conducts basic research on advanced materials, specifically steels and related metallic alloys.
The Max Planck Society of Germany and POSTECH established two Max Planck Centers at POSTECH in 2010, the Max Planck-POSTECH Center for Attosecond Science and the Max Planck-POSTECH Center for Complex Phase Materials.
Following the signing ceremony, MPIE Director Gerhard Dehm introduced recent research trends in the fields of nano-scale functional materials and their in-situ testing methods using electron microscopes at the seminar.