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

Special issue of PCCP on Electrocatalysis with Perspective on Gold Electrocatalysis
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A special issue of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics on “Electrocatalysis - Fundamental Insights for Sustainable Energy”, co-edited by Marc Koper and Yasuhiro Iwasawa (Tokyo), includes a Perspective Article by Rodriguez and Koper on “Electrocatalysis on Gold”, which also features on the cover of the issue:

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Three Chemistry Master students win Top Sector Competition grant
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Sandra Wiegman, Casper de Boer and Maurits Brandt have been awarded a summer grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research in the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition. Their team, called Chemistry Drives Life (CDL), aims to develop an enzyme-modified gold electrode for electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide. The team’s supervisors are Dr. Dirk Heering and

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EchoStip grant for Dennis Hetterscheid
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Dennis Hetterscheid has received an EchoStip grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) for one PhD student.

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