Surface Physics & Catalysis (SurfCat)


Surface Physics & Catalysis

The main objective of SurfCat is to investigate the fundamental relation of surfaces reactivity and activity with perspctive of developing new and more efficient catalysts.


Ammonia Synthesis from N2 and H2O using a Lithium Cycling Electrification Strategy at Atmospheric Pressure


Joshua M. McEnaney, Aayush R. Singh, Jay A. Schwalbe, Jakob Kibsgaard, John C. Lin,  Matteo Cargnello, Thomas F. Jaramillo and Jens K. Nørskov

Energy Environ. Sci.2017,10
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01126A

Development of catalysts for electrochemical reactions where the electrode acts as a heterogeneous catalyst – particularly of interest for sustainable energy conversion

Focuses on gaining fundamental understanding of catalysis and catalytic processes and applying the knowledge for exploring novel catalytic materials

The ’Dream-device’: Tandem device performing overall water splitting under sunlight

"Dream device" for water splitting:  A high-bandgap semiconductor and a low-bandgap semiconductor work in conjunction (using both the blue and red light respectively) making a 2-photon tandem unit to efficiently split water into hydrogen and oxygen

Fundamental research in the catalytic behavior of mass-selected nanoparticles – with a special focus on catalyzing sustainable fuel production.