Jens K. Nørskov

Leland T. Edwards Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Photon Science

Director of SUNCAT
Research Interests: 

Sustainable energy and chemical processes; Electronic structure theory; Materials informatics; Surface reactivity; Heterogeneous catalysis; Electro and photo catalysis; Battery chemistry; Enzyme function

Theory PIs: 

Publications

Potential Dependence of Electrochemical Barriers from ab Initio Calculations. Karen Chan, Jens K Nørskov. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, 1686-1690. 2016. Activating and Optimizing MoS2 Basal Planes for Hydrogen Evolution through the Formation of Strained Sulfur Vacancies. Hong Li, Charlie Tsai, Ai Leen Koh, Alex W. Contryman, Alex H. Fragapane, Jiheng Zhao, Hyun Soo Han, Hari C. Manoharan, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Jens K. Nørskov, Xiaolin Zheng. Nature Materials, 15, 48-53. 2016.
Mechanistic insights into nitrogen fixation by nitrogenase enzymes. Joel B. Varley, Ying Wang, Karen Chan, Felix Studt, Jens K. Nørskov. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 29541-29547. 2015. Effect of Boron Modifications of Palladium Catalysts for the Production of Hydrogen from Formic Acid. Jong Suk Yoo, Zhi-Jian Zhao, Jens K. Nørskov, Felix Studt. ACS Catalysis, 5, 6579-6586. 2015.
Al-Air Batteries: Fundamental Thermodynamic Limitations from First-Principles Theory. Leanne D. Chen, Jens K. Nørskov, Alan C. Luntz. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, 175-179. 2015. A benchmark database for adsorption bond energies to transition metal surfaces and comparison to selected DFT functionals. Jess Wellendorff, Trent L. Silbaugh, Delfina Garcia-Pintos, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas Bligaard, Felix Studt, Charles T. Campbell. Surface Science, 640, 36-44. 2015.
Optical laser-induced CO desorption from Ru(0001) monitored with a free-electron X-ray laser: DFT prediction and X-ray confirmation of a precursor state. Henrik Öberg, Jürgen Gladh, Martina Dell'Angela, Toyli Anniyev, Martin Beye, Ryan Coffee, Alexander Föhlisch, Tetsuo Katayama, Sarp Kaya, Jerry LaRue, Andreas Møgelhøj, Dennis Nordlund, Hirohito Ogasawara, Wolfgang F. Schlotter, Jonas A. Sellberg, Florian Sorgenfrei, Joshua J. Turner, Martin Wolf, Wilfried Wurth, Henrik Östrom, Anders Nilsson, Jens K. Nørskov, Lars G.M. Pettersson. Surface Science, 640, 80-88. 2015. Surface Tension Effects on the Reactivity of Metal Nanoparticles. Lin Li, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Jeff Greeley, Jens K. Nørskov. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, 3797-3801. 2015.
Designing an improved transition metal phosphide catalyst for hydrogen evolution using experimental and theoretical trends. Jakob Kibsgaard, Charlie Tsai, Karen Chan, Jesse D. Benck, Jens K. Nørskov, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Thomas F. Jaramillo. Energy & Environmental Science, 8, 3022-3029. 2015. Theoretical Insights into the Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. Charlie Tsai, Karen Chan, Jens K. Nørskov, Frank Abild-Pedersen. Surface Science, 640, 133-140. 2015.