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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Structure-sensitive scaling relations in Nature Chemistry
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An article by Marc Koper (CASC) made in collaboration between Leiden University and reseachers from ENS Lyon has been published in Nature Chemistry.

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Technology Area grant for electrolysis research

Marc Koper (Leiden), Guido Mul (Twente) and Detlef Lohse (Twente) have been awarded a Technology Area grant from the Research Fund New Chemical Innovations of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

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Selective electro-oxidation of sorbitol on the inside cover of ChemSusChem

A paper by Youngkook Kwon, in collaboration with Avantium, on the selective oxidation of sorbitol to fructose and sorbose:

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