Surface and Interface Phenomena on Catalytic Materials

Catalytic materials have an enormous societal impact as they are directly or indirectly involved in the production of energy, healthcare solutions, transport, and the environment contributing 30–40% of global GDP. We are interested in understanding how the atomic-level dynamic behavior in nanoparticle systems influences thermal and light induced catalytic functionality. The ability to engineer an environmentally sustainable society will depend on creating new materials to develop clean and efficient technologies.

Recent Publications:

  1. Atomic level fluxional behaviour and activity of ceria-supported Pt catalyst for CO oxidationNature Communication, 2021
  2. Linking Changes in Reaction Kinetics and Atomic-Level Surface Structures on a Supported Ru Catalyst for CO OxidationACS Catalysis 2021
  3. Dynamic structures in active sites of ceria supported Pt catalyst for water gas shift reactionNature Communication, 2021
  4. CrOx-Mediated Performance Enhancement of Ni/NiO-Mg:SrTiO3 in Photocatalytic Water Splitting, ACS Catalysis, 2021
  5. Light induced coarsening of metal nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019
  6. Atomic-scale observations of catalyst structures under reaction conditions during catalysis, Chemical Reviews, 2016