Introduction

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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News

Computational study of proton-coupled electron transfer in Chemical Science
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A paper by Adrien Göttle and Marc Koper in Chemical Science develops a methodology for calculating catalytic proton-coupled electron transfer pathways from first principles:

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Three papers in NATURE COMMUNICATIONS
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In August 2016, papers by Oscar Diaz-Morales, Yi-Fan Huang and Thom Hersbach were published in Nature Communications. For a press release see:

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Marc Koper awarded the Brian Conway Prize for Physical Electrochemistry
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The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) has awarded Marc Koper with the biennial Brian Conway Prize for Physical Electrochemistry.

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