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.



The Difficulty of Proving Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis







Jakob Kibsgaard, Jens Nørskov and Ib Chorkendorff

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.




SOLAR2CHEM is hiring

15 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) 3-year positions


RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/London

Applications are invited for 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “SOLAR2CHEM”  within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.


We are looking for talented and highly motivated early career researchers educated in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering  or related subjects.

Read more about the openings at euraxess