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

Klaas Jan Schouten awarded Dutch Catalysis Prize 2015
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Klaas Jan Schouten has been awarded with the Dutch Catalysis Prize 2015 for his PhD thesis on “Electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction – A mechanistic study”.

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ERC Starting grant for Dennis Hetterscheid
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Dennis Hetterscheid has received an ERC starting grant for his proposal to use copper-based molecular catalysts for water splitting entitled:"Biomimetic Copper Complexes for Energy Conversion Reactions"

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CASC and MCBIM on biomass conversion in Leiden University Weekly
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Lies Bouwman (MCBIM) and Marc Koper (CASC) were interviewed by “Mare” about their recent work funded by Catchbio and published in ChemSusChem: http://www.mareonline.nl/archive/2014/12/03/voor-als-de-olie-op-is