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 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
A Bayesian framework for adsorption energy prediction on bimetallic alloy catalysts. Osman Mamun, Kirsten T. Winther, Jacob R. Boes, Thomas Bligaard. npj Computational Materials, 6. 2020.
The Role of Atomic Carbon in Directing Electrochemical CO(2) Reduction to Multicarbon Products. Hongjie Peng, Michael T. Tang, Xinyan Liu, Philomena Schlexer Lamoureux, Michal Bajdich, Frank Abild-Pedersen . Energy & Environmental Science. 2020.


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

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Dr. Viswanath Pasumarthi
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Feb
05
Dr. Jiang Li
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am