Michal Bajdich

Research Associate


I am interested in the application of ab initio computational methods and theoretical approaches in synergy with experiments with the goal of accelerating materials discovery and design. Especially important are the properties of advanced materials for the latest generation of green energy devices. Electrochemical energy storage and conversion is at the center of these technologies. The ab initio theoretical approach provides detailed understanding of these systems and in turn allows for atomistic tuning of the properties of interest. More recently, high-throughput screening based approaches have emerged as efficient tools for discovery of new materials.

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Trends in the Thermodynamic Stability of Ultrathin Supported Oxide Films. Philipp N. Plessow, Michal Bajdich, Joshua Greene, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Frank Abild-Pedersen. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 10351-10360. 2016. Homogeneously-Dispersed Multi-Metal Oxygen- Evolving Catalysts. B. Zhang, X. Zheng, O. Vozny, R. Comin, Michal Bajdich, Max Garcia-Melchor, J. Xu, M. Liu, F. P. García de Arquer, C. T. Dinh, F. Fan, M. Yuan, E. Yassitepe, A. Janmohamed, N. Chen, T. Regier, L. Han, H. L. Xin, L. Zheng, H. Yang, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Edward H. Sargent. Science. 2016.
Enhancing Catalytic CO oxidation over Co3O4 Nanowires by Substituting Co2+ with Cu2+. Minjie Zhou, Lili Cai, Michal Bajdich, Max García-Melchor, Hong Li, Jiajun He, Jennifer Wilcox, Weidong Wu, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Xiaolin Zheng. ACS Catalysis, 5, 4485-4491. 2015. Surface Energetics of Alkaline-Earth Metal Oxides: Trends in Stability and Adsorption of Small Molecules. Michal Bajdich, Jens K. Nørskov, Aleksandra Vojvodic. Physical Review B, 91, 155401-. 2015.
Interface Controlled Oxidation States in Layered Cobalt Oxide Nano-Islands on Gold . Alex S. Walton, Jakob Fester, Michal Bajdich, Mohammad A. Arman, Jacek Osiecki, Jan Knudsen, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Jeppe V. Lauritsen. ACS Nano, 9, 2445-2453. 2015. Identification of Highly Active Fe Sites in (Ni,Fe)OOH for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Daniel Friebel, Mary W. Louie, Michal Bajdich, Kai E. Sanwald, Yun Cai, Anna M. Wise, Mu-Jeng Chen, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Tsu-Chien Weng, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Ryan C. Davis, John R. Bargar, Jens K. Nørskov, Anders Nilsson, Alexis T. Bell. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2015.
Theoretical Investigation of the Activity of Cobalt Oxides for the Electrochemical Oxidation of Water. Michal Bajdich, Mónica García-Mota, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Jens K. Nørskov, Alexis T. Bell. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 13521-13530. 2013. Importance of Correlation in Determining Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Activity on Cobalt Oxides. Mónica García-Mota, Michal Bajdich, Venkat Viswanathan, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Alexis T. Bell, Jens K. Nørskov. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 21077-21082. 2012.