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

A Framework for Understanding Efficient Diurnal CO2 Reduction Using Si and GaAs Photocathodes. Kyra M. K. Yap, Sang-Won Lee, Myles A. Steiner, Jaime E. Aviles Acosta, Dongkyun Kim, Dongwhan Kim, Emily L. Warren, Adam C. Nielander, Thomas F. Jaramillo. Chem Catalysis. 2023.
FEFOS: A method to derive oxide formation energies from oxidation states. Michael John Craig, Felix Kleuker, Michal Bajdich , Max Garcia-Melchor . Catalysis Science & Technology. 2023.
Ferricyanide photo-aquation pathway revealed by combined femtosecond Kβ main line and valence-to-core x-ray emission spectroscopy. Marco Reinhard, Alessandro Gallo, Meiyuan Guo, Angel T. Garcia-Esparza, Elisa Biasin, Muhammad Qureshi, Alexander Britz, Kathryn Ledbetter, Kristjan Kunnus, Clemens Weninger, Tim van Driel, Joseph Robinson, James M. Glownia, Kelly J.Gaffney, Thomas Kroll, Tsu-Chien Weng, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Dimosthenis Sokaras. Nature Communications, 14. 2023.

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SUNCAT Summer Institute 2023
Time: 03:00 pm to 12:15 pm