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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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:

Bond making and bond breaking by electrocatalysis in JACS
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A computational paper by Hongjiao Li and Federico Calle-Vallejo discusses how bonds between carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are formed and broken during electrocatalytic reactions on (100) crystal surfaces: