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

Tuning the electronic structure of Ag-Pd alloys to enhance performance for alkaline oxygen reduction. José A. Zamora Zeledón, Michaela Burke Stevens, G. T. Kasun Kalhara Gunasooriya, Alessandro Gallo, Alan T. Landers, Melissa E. Kreider, Christopher Hahn, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo. Nature Communication, 12, 1-9. 2021.
CO as a Probe Molecule to Study Surface Adsorbates during Electrochemical Oxidation of Propene. Anna Winiwarter, Michael J. Boyd , Soren B. Scott, Drew C. Higgins , Brian Seger, Ib Chorkendorff, Thomas F. Jaramillo. ChemElectroChem, 8, 250-256. 2021.
Tuning electrochemially driven surface transformation in atomically flat LaNiO3 thin films for enhanced water electrolysis. Christoph Baeumer, Jiang Li, Qiyang Lu, Allen Yu-Lun Liang, Lei Jin, Henrique Perin Martins, Tomáš Duchoň, Maria Glöß, Sabrina M. Gericker, Marcus A. Wohlgemuth, Margret Giesen, Emily E. Penn, Regina Dittmann, Felix Gunkel, Rainer Waser, Michal Bajdich, Slavomír Nemšák, J. Tyler Mefford , William C. Chueh . Nature Materials


4th International Conference on Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in Catalysis

Upcoming Events

Feb
05
Dr. Jiang Li
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Feb
19
Dr. Md Delowar Hossain
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am