Welcome to the Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group

The research aim of the Surface Chemistry and Catalysis group is to probe and understand chemical reactions on well-defined, mostly single crystalline, surfaces at the molecular level. The group combines state-of-the-art experimental setups to study surface catalytic reactions using a variety of spectroscopic techniques, both at the metal-uhv and metal-liquid interface, with computational techniques based on density functional theory and dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. Read more in the research section.

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Klaas Jan Schouten recipient of the 2015 EFCATS Best PhD Thesis Award
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Klaas Jan Schouten’s PhD thesis has been awarded by EFCATS (European Federation of Catalysis Societies) with the 2015 Best PhD Thesis Award:



CO2 to CO and methane on cobalt porphyrin published in Nature Communications
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Jing Shen’s paper on the reduction of CO2 on an immobilized cobalt protoporphyrin has been published in Nature Communications:

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Two STW grants awarded to CASC

The Technology Foundation STW (Foundation) has awarded two grants for research and development in applied electrochemistry in the areas of tin electroplating and nanoparticle synthesis.  For corresponding press releases (in Dutch):

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