We perform experimental basic research on physical properties and chemical processes at the solid/liquid and solid/gas interfaces.
We develop and use a variety of techniques including AFM, XPS, XAS, FTIR, STM, Raman, etc. that are specially adapted for our purposes. We are especially interested in the interaction of small molecules (water, hydrogen, oxygen, alcohols, carbon monoxide and dioxide) with model catalyst and electrode surfaces. These include transition metals, metal oxides, and carbon materials.
We are always interested in having new, dynamic, and enthusiastic graduate students and postdocs join the lab. Please contact us for more information on our projects.
September 2021: Everything you wanted to know about the electronic and mechanical interactions between suspended graphene and water in alkaline conditions, and were afraid to ask. Check out our paper published on Adv. Mater. Interfaces here.
August 2021: Congratulations Miguel for receiving a competitive postdoctoral fellowship from the "la Caixa" Foundation.
August 2021: Miguel started as a postdoctoral researcher in our group. He will work together with Salma on building catalytic and electrochemical reactor cells for in situ microscopy and spectroscopy measurements. Both model materials and functional materials will be characterized in their operation conditions. We wish him success in his research.
May/June 2021: Jesus finished his postdoctoral research in our group to join Technion as a staff scientist. Frederic succesfully defended his MSc thesis. We wish both of them great success if their further careers.
March 2021: Everything you wanted to know about the methanol clusters on copper surfaces, and were afraid to ask. Check out our paper published on JPCC here.