Max Buchner Research Foundation

Mission of the Foundation

The Max Buchner Research Foundation was established in 1936 and was named after the founder of DECHEMA. This was the basis for the active research promotion of DECHEMA through their committees in the fields of chemical engineering, process engineering, biotechnology and environmental protection.

The approved non-profit foundation is honorarily administrated by DECHEMA e.V.


The foundation supports research through the award of scholarships. In addition the DECHEMA Award of the Max Buchner Research Foundation is conferred annually and prizes are granted for fast academic studies at universities of applied sciences.


The foundation is supported by donations of exhibitors and visitors of the ACHEMA. Since 1936 the Max Buchner Research Foundation has awarded more than 3500 scholarships in the amount of around 11,5 million Euros.

Donations to the account of the Max Buchner Research Foundation with Dresdner Bank AG (BLZ 500 800 00) 903 103 00 are always welcome.

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