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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Akzo-Nobel Graduation Award for Rik Mom

Rik Mom has been awarded the Akzo-Nobel “Afstudeerprijs” 2013 for his MSc graduation work in our group:

Celebrating 50 Years of Catalysis Research at Leiden University

This year it is 50 years ago that Wolfgang Sachtler was appointed as Professor in Heterogeneous Catalysis at Leiden University. Therefore, the research group Catalysis and Surface Chemistry is having its 50th birthday this year, and it is time to celebrate that!

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