Surface science collage

We explore atomic-scale phenomena on solid surfaces in application to catalysis, photo- and electro-chemistry, and plasma - surface interactions. Powerful spectroscopic and imaging techniques allow us to gain detailed knowledge of physical and chemical processes on model surfaces thus helping in development of new functional materials of great technological importance.

 

Group news

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

Thomas Conlan fiddled with a strange, brownish-black rock on his desk. For centuries, people had considered the piece of rubble worthless, but it is priceless to Conlan’s research.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That's tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum.