Prof. Regina Palkovits


Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Regina Palkovits

Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE) Profile Area

Chair holder


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 417

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26497
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177
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  1. Lectures

Curriculum vitae

2014-2021 Geschäftsführende Direktorin of the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC) at RWTH Aachen
Since 2013 Full Professor of "Heterogeneous Catalysis and Technical Chemistry" at RWTH Aachen
Since 2010 Associate Professor at RWTH Aachen
2008-2010 Group leader at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
2007 Post-Doc position in the group of Prof. Dr. B. M. Weckhuysen, Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
2003 - 2006 PhD with Prof. Dr. F. Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Department of heterogeneous catalysis and functional solids
2003 Diploma thesis at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung supervised by Prof. S. Kaskel
2002 Semester abroad in the field of Chemical Engineering at Leigh University, Pennsylvania, USA
1998 - 2003 Studies of Chemical Engineering at the technical University of Dortmund

Funding and Awards


Max Planck Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion


EFCATS Young Researcher Award


Exxon Mobil Science & Engineering Award

Since 2018

Member of the national Committee on Research Buildings / Germany


DECHEMA Award for outstanding scientific contributions, Dechema / Germany

Since 2017

Selection Committee of the Wöhler Award of GDCh

Since 2016

Selection Committee of PhD program of German Environment Foundation (DBU)

Since 2015

Scientific advisory committee of the Intern. Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre of BMUB and Umweltbundesamt

Since 2015

Associate Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology

Since 2014

Board member (and since 2019 chairwoman) of the specialist group „Nachhaltige Chemie“ der GDCh

Since 2014

Member of the scientific advisory committee of the Leibniz Instituts for Catalysis

Since 2012

International Advisory Board of ChemSusChem

2010 - 2015

Member of the Jungen Akademie der Leopoldina


Innovation prize from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia


Junior professorship of the Robert Bosch Foundation


Jochen Block Prize of the German Catalysis Society


GKSS-Prize "Science for the Public" (Helmholtz Association)


"Fast Track" scholarship of the Robert Bosch Foundation


Scholarship supported by Funds of the Chemical Industry


Hendrik Casimir-Karl Ziegler research award of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy for Sciences and the Royal Netherland Academy of Science


Book award of the Funds of the Chemical Industry

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