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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Marc Koper appointed Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry

Marc Koper has been selected as one of the six new fellows in 2015 of the International Society of Electrochemistry. ISE fellows are appointed in recognition of their scientific or technical contributions to the field of electrochemistry.

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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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