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

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

A team from Princeton University and Ohio State University has been awarded a five-year, $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research on low-temperature plasmas.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Newswise — When friends asked Promise Adebayo-Ige what he was doing over the summer, he told them he was trying to save the world by working at a national laboratory devoted to developing fusion energy.

Friday, Jun 7, 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.

Friday, Dec 28, 2018

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, Mar 6, 2018

Nanoparticles, superstrong and flexible structures such as carbon nanotubes that are measured in billionths of a meter — a diameter thousands of times thinner than a human hair — are used in everything from microchips to sporting goods to pharmaceutical products.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

With this mantra Prof. Bruce Koel from Princeton University gave a lecture on surface science and surface reaction  fundamentals in the framework of the Materials Science Lecture Series on Monday, 10.7.2017 at the Institute of  Inorganic Chemistry.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Everyone knows that the game of billiards involves balls careening off the sides of a pool table — but  few people may know that the same principle applies to fusion reactions. How charged particles like electrons and atomic nuclei that make up plasma interact with the walls of doughnut-shaped devices known as tokamaks helps determine how...