An Introduction to the Max Planck Florida Institute

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The European Union Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech will host an informational session for the Max Planck Florida Institute, with Dr. Claudia Hillinger, "An Introduction to the Max Planck Florida Institute".

*Presentation open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served, please RSVP.

Dr.Claudia Hillinger, Vice President for Institute Development of the Max Planck Florida Institute and President of the Max Planck Florida Foundation, will present an overview of the world-renowned Max Planck Society and the rationale behind the development of the Society’s first institute outside of Europe. She will bring the audience up-to-date on the status of the facility on the MacArthur Campus of the Florida Atlantic University Campus in Jupiter, Florida, as well as the focus of the Institute’s research, collaboration with the research community, and commitment to economic and educational development in Florida and across the country.

Currently, Dr. Hillinger serves on the board of directors for the Florida Research Consortium, BioFlorida, and the Quantum House. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, a member of the Advisor Board of Professional Science Masters Program, and member of the Rotary Club of Palm Beach.

Previously, Dr. Hillinger headed the Central Scientific Laboratories and Technical Facilities for the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, as research coordinator, focusing on climate change, earth system sciences and biodiversity. She also held the position of research group leader at the Institute of Botany and Microbiology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).


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