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, kinetic modeling and data science with operando and in-situ characterization techniques, synthesis of alloys, compounds, and functional nanostructures, and experimental testing under realistic process conditions.

Recent Publications

Tuning Two-Dimensional Phthalocyanine Dual Site Metal–Organic Framework Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Lingze Wei, Md Delowar Hossain, Gan Chen, Gaurav A. Kamat, Melissa E. Kreider, Junjie Chen, Katherine Yan, Zhenan Bao, Michal Bajdich, Michaela Burke Stevens , Thomas Francisco Jaramilo. 2024.
Machine learning for accuracy in density functional approximations. Johannes Voss. Journal of Computational Chemistry. 2024.
Interpretable Machine Learning Models for Practical Antimonate Electrocatalyst Performance. Shyam Deo, Melissa Kreider, Gaurav Kamat, McKenzie Hubert, José A. Zamora Zeledón, Lingze Wei, Jesse Matthews, Nathaniel Keyes, Ishaan Singh, Thomas Jaramillo, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Michaela Burke Stevens, Kirsten Winther, Johannes Voss. ChemPhysChem. 2024.

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