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Marc Koper elected as member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Marc Koper is one of the 26 new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2017:

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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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Marc Koper awarded the 2017 Faraday Medal

The Electrochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded Marc Koper the 2017 Faraday Medal for his “significant contributions to various areas of electrochemistry, ranging from fundamental science to application, including theory and experiments at the highest levels.”

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Cannizzaro and CO2 in JACS
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A paper by Yuvraj Birdja on the importance of Cannizzaro reactions during electrocatalytic CO2 reduction:

New oxygen evolution mechanism in Nature Chemistry
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A collaborative paper between MIT and our group gives experimental and computational evidence for a new mechanism for oxygen evolution on perovskite electrodes in alkaline media:

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Cathodic corrosion of gold and rhodium on the cover of Faraday Discussions
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A paper by Thom Hersbach features on the cover of the Faraday Discussions issue on “Single Entity Electrochemistry”:

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Computational study of proton-coupled electron transfer in Chemical Science
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A paper by Adrien Göttle and Marc Koper in Chemical Science develops a methodology for calculating catalytic proton-coupled electron transfer pathways from first principles:

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In August 2016, papers by Oscar Diaz-Morales, Yi-Fan Huang and Thom Hersbach were published in Nature Communications. For a press release see:

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Marc Koper awarded the Brian Conway Prize for Physical Electrochemistry

The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) has awarded Marc Koper with the biennial Brian Conway Prize for Physical Electrochemistry.

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Double-stranded water on platinum on the cover of PRL
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A paper by Manuel Kolb on water adsorption on stepped platinum surfaces, in collaboration with the group of Dan Killelea at Layola University in Chicago, features on the cover of Physical Review Letters.

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Boost of Water Electrolysis - Article In Nature Communications

Researchers from Leiden University, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Technical University of Munich have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They located a layer of copper atoms near the surface of conventional platinum electrodes.

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Water at stepped platinum surface on the cover of PCCP
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A paper by Manuel Kolb on the adsorption of water on the stepped Pt(533) surface features on the cover of PCCP:

Mechanism of oxygen evolution on nickel oxyhydroxide electrodes in JACS and Chemical Science
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Two papers from the spectro-electrochemical work of Oscar Diaz-Morales on the mechanism of the oxygen evolution reaction on nickel oxyhydroxide electrodes, one in collaboration with the group of Wilson Smith at the TU Delft, have been published in JACS and Chemical Science.

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Perspective on CO2 reduction on cover of JPCL
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A perspective article on the mechanism of the electroreduction of carbon dioxide by Kortlever, Shen, Schouten, Calle-Vallejo and Koper has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. The paper also features on the cover of the issue.

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Article Federico Calle Vallejo published in Science.
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Federico Calle-Vallejo (CASC) published an article in Science in collaboration with researchers from ENS Lyon, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Munich.

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Klaas Jan Schouten recipient of the 2015 EFCATS Best PhD Thesis Award
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Klaas Jan Schouten’s PhD thesis has been awarded by EFCATS (European Federation of Catalysis Societies) with the 2015 Best PhD Thesis Award:



CO2 to CO and methane on cobalt porphyrin published in Nature Communications
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Jing Shen’s paper on the reduction of CO2 on an immobilized cobalt protoporphyrin has been published in Nature Communications:

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