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.

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.




Industrial Postdoc program: Development of Electrochemical reactors for hydrogen peroxide generation

HPNow and the Technical University of Denmark are looking for a highly motivated research talent for an Industrial Postdoc program supported by Innovation Fund Denmark. The successful candidate will join HPNow’s R&D team and world class scientists at DTU Physics in a project focused on developing a new generation of HPNow’s electrochemical generators for hydrogen peroxide. The position is full time and based in our headquarter in Copenhagen as well as on the DTU campus in Kongens Lyngby, which are in close proximity to each other.

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