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

Acidic Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity–Stability Relationships in Ru-Based Pyrochlores. McKenzie A. Hubert, Anjli M. Patel, Alessandro Gallo, Yunzhi Liu, Eduardo Valle, Micha Ben-Naim, Joel Sanchez, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Robert Sinclair, Jens K. Nørskov, Laurie A. King, Michal Bajdich, Thomas F. Jaramillo. ACS Catal.. 2020.
Scaling Relationships and Volcano Plots in Homogeneous Catalysis. Megha Anand, Brian Rohr, Michael J. Statt , Jens K. Nørskov. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11, 8518-8526. 2020.


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

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30
Sara Kelly
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13
Dr. Joakim Halldin-Stenlid
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