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

Mechanism of electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution on platinum in Nature Energy
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A paper by Isis Ledezma-Yanez, in collaboration with the group of Victor Climent and Juan Feliu at the University of Alicante, discusses the role of interfacial water reorganization during the pH-dependent hydrogen evolution on Pt(111):

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Spectroscopic evidence for CO dimer during CO reduction on copper
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A paper by Elena Perez-Gallent in Angewandte Chemie gives spectroscopic evidence for CO dimerization during electrocatalytic CO reduction on copper electrodes:

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NIOK best PhD Lecture award for Thom Hersbach
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At the 2017 Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC), Thom Hersbach was awarded with the NIOK best Lecture award.

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