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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Perspective on CO2 reduction on cover of JPCL
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A perspective article on the mechanism of the electroreduction of carbon dioxide by Kortlever, Shen, Schouten, Calle-Vallejo and Koper has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. The paper also features on the cover of the issue.

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Article Federico Calle Vallejo published in Science.
Federico Calle Vallejo (CASC)

Federico Calle-Vallejo (CASC) published an article in Science in collaboration with researchers from ENS Lyon, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Munich.

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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: