SUNCAT Summer Institute 2019

Participants of the 2019 SUNCAT Summer Institute in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC).



Monday, August 12 2019 till Friday, August 16 2019



Panofsky Auditorium
SLAC SUSB Building
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Catalysis in an Evolving Energy Landscape

As renewable energy technologies continue to grow in capacity, heterogeneous catalysis is becoming increasingly important, playing a central role in chemical transformations for the synthesis of fuels and chemicals.  This summer school will provide participants with a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts that govern heterogeneous catalysis and the cutting-edge research currently being pursued.  Spanning electrochemical, photoelectrochemical, and gas phase heterogeneous catalysis, tutorials will be given by invited experts from academia and industry describing both theoretical and experimental approaches. Introductions will be given both to experimental techniques such as synthesis and advanced catalyst characterization, and also to modeling, simulation, and machine learning approaches.

This summer school is aimed at graduate students as well as early career researchers in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, or materials science. Researchers of diverse backgrounds with an interest in experimental or theoretical studies of surface chemical processes and their applications in energy transformations are particularly encouraged to attend.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The chairs
Melis Duyar, Laurie King, and Johannes Voss


Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Ilke Arslan
Prof. Steven Chu
Prof. John Rehr
U. Washington
Dr. Kathy Ayers
Proton OnSite
Prof. Giulia Galli
U. Chicago
Prof. Karsten Reuter
TU München
Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti
Dr. Kendra Kuhl
Opus 12
Prof. Susannah Scott
UC Santa Barbara
Dr. Jeffery Bricker
Prof. Nuria Lopez
Prof. Karsten Wedel Jacobsen
Prof. Cathy Chin
U. Toronto
Prof. Anders Nilsson
U. Stockholm
Prof. Jennifer Wilcox
Prof. Kyoung-Shin Choi
Prof. Eranda Nikolla
Wayne State
Prof. Chris Wolverton
Prof. Ib Chorkendorff
Prof. Jens Nørskov



Please follow this link to register.


Information about accomodation

Please find information about accomodation options in general at this link:


Limited number of accomodations at Stanford Guest House

A very limited number of rooms is available in the Stanford Guest House for the SUNCAT Summer School. Attendees can reserve rooms using the code SUNCAT19. (From 8/11 - 8/16)

Registrations are first come first serve. Please follow this link to the Stanford Guest House page.


Lecture slides

Slides will be made available at this link (password-protected and only available to attendees of the SUNCAT Summer Institute):