SUNCAT Mission

The SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis is a partnership between Stanford School of Engineering and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The mission of SUNCAT is to overcome challenges associated with the atomic-scale design of catalysts for chemical transformations of interest for sustainable energy conversion and storage. By combining experimental and computational methods we are developing a quantitative description of chemical processes at the solid-gas and solid-liquid interface. By identifying the factors controlling the catalytic properties of solid surfaces, we devise strategies to design new catalysts. Our approach integrates electronic structure theory and kinetic modeling with operando and in-situ characterization techniques, synthesis of alloys, compounds, and functional nanostructures, and experimental testing under realistic process conditions.

Recent Publications

Cation-exchanged zeolites for the selective oxidation of methane to methanol . Ambarish Kulkarni, Zhi-Jian Zhao, Samira Siahrostami, Jens K Norskov, Felix Studt. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2017.
High-efficiency Oxygen Reduction to Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Oxidized Carbon Materials . Zhiyi Lu, Guangxu Chen, Samira Siahrostami, Zhihua Chen, Kai Liu, Jin Xie, Lei Liao, Dingchang Lin, Yayuan Liu, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov, Yi Cui. Nature Catalysis. 2017.

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Analytic Interatomic Forces in the Random Phase Approximation
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