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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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

Lies Bouwman (MCBIM) and Marc Koper (CASC) were interviewed by “Mare” about their recent work funded by Catchbio and published in ChemSusChem: