BASF and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) opened a joint research and development platform, the Carbon Materials Innovation Center (CMIC). Located in a 200 m² laboratory at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site, the multidisciplinary task force will research the scientific principles and potential applications of innovative carbonized materials. The activities conducted will include synthesizing and characterizing new materials and evaluating their potential uses in energy and electronic applications. The twelve-member international team is composed of chemists, physicists, and material scientists. The total investment amounts to € 10 million.
The cooperation is initially scheduled to run for three years. MPI-P and BASF have been jointly researching the carbon material graphene since 2008.
- BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany