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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Papers in JACS and Angewandte Chemie
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A paper on oxygen evolution by an immobilized molecular iridium catalyst by Oscar Diaz-Morales and Thom Hersbach was recently published in JACS.

A Highlight in Angewandte Chemie discusses recent advances in electrochemical reduction of carbon monoxide.

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Special issue of PCCP on Electrocatalysis with Perspective on Gold Electrocatalysis
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A special issue of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics on “Electrocatalysis - Fundamental Insights for Sustainable Energy”, co-edited by Marc Koper and Yasuhiro Iwasawa (Tokyo), includes a Perspective Article by Rodriguez and Koper on “Electrocatalysis on Gold”, which also features on the cover of the issue:

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Three Chemistry Master students win Top Sector Competition grant

Sandra Wiegman, Casper de Boer and Maurits Brandt have been awarded a summer grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research in the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition. Their team, called Chemistry Drives Life (CDL), aims to develop an enzyme-modified gold electrode for electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide. The team’s supervisors are Dr. Dirk Heering and

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