Philipp N. Plessow

Post Doctoral Researcher

I am studying support effects in transition metal catalysis. Supports modify the sintering properties of nano-particles, which we simulate using kinetic Monte-Carlo methods with rate constants obtained from DFT. Other effects under investigation are strong metal support interaction (SMSI) and finite size effects of supported metals clusters on adsorption energies. Furthermore, I am studying how transition state scaling relations depend on variations in the geometry and how that affects catalysis.


Dynamical Observation and Detailed Description of Catalysts under Strong Metal–Support Interaction. Shuyi Zhang, Philipp N Plessow, Joshua J. Willis, Sheng Dai, Mingjie Xu, George W. Graham, Matteo Cargnello, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Xiaoqing Pan. Nano Letters. 2016. 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.
Modeling the Interface of Platinum and α-Quartz(001): Implications for Sintering. Philipp N. Plessow, Roel S. Sánchez-Carrera, Lin Li, Michael Rieger, Simeon Sauer, Ansgar Schaefer, Frank Abild-Pedersen. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 10340-10350. 2016. Examining the Linearity of Transition State Scaling Relations. Philipp N. Plessow, Frank Abild-Pedersen. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 10448-10453. 2015.