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

Cobalt Porphyrin Intercalation into Zirconium Phosphate Layers for Electrochemical Water Oxidation. Isabel Barraza Alvarez, Yanyu Wu, Joel Sanchez, Yulu Ge, Mario V. Ramos-Garcés, Tong Chu, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jorge L. Colón , Dino Villagrán . Sustainable Energy and Fuels, 5, 430-437. 2020.
Operando Study of Thermal Oxidation of Monolayer MoS2. Sangwook Park, Angel T. Garcia-Esparza, Hadi Abroshan, Baxter Abraham, John Vinson, Alessandro Gallo, Dennis Nordlund, Joonsuk Park, Taeho Roy Kim, Lauren Vallez, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Xiaolin Zheng. Advanced Science, 2002768. 2021.
Tuning the electronic structure of Ag-Pd alloys to enhance performance for alkaline oxygen reduction. José A. Zamora Zeledón, Michaela Burke Stevens, G. T. Kasun Kalhara Gunasooriya, Alessandro Gallo, Alan T. Landers, Melissa E. Kreider, Christopher Hahn, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo. Nature Communication, 12, 1-9. 2021.

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

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