The Joint Laboratory is a collaborative research platform between QUT and the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG). We share aspirations for a greener world targeting catalysis research by developing catalytic systems that allow for more sustainable manufacturing processes in Australia and Germany.

The joint laboratory offers research internship opportunities for PhD scholars at both institutions. We conduct collaborative projects across complementary research topics focusing on nanocatalysis for sustainable chemistry and related research fields in alignment with QUT’s Faculty of Science and the Centre for Materials Science research visions.

The joint laboratory was co-established by Prof Jingsan Xu (QUT) and Prof Markus Antonietti, Director of the Colloid Chemistry Department of the MPIKG, located in the Potsdam-Golm Science Park in Germany.