Michal Bajdich

Associate Staff Scientist


I am interested in the application of ab initio computational methods and theoretical approaches in synergy with experiments with the goal of accelerating materials discovery and design. Especially important are the properties of advanced materials for the latest generation of green energy devices. Electrochemical energy storage and conversion is at the center of these technologies. The ab initio theoretical approach provides detailed understanding of these systems and in turn allows for atomistic tuning of the properties of interest. More recently, high-throughput screening based approaches have emerged as efficient tools for discovery of new materials.

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Identifying the active surfaces of electrochemically tuned LiCoO2 for oxygen evolution reaction. Zhiyi Lu, Guangxu Chen, Yanbin Li, Haotian Wang, Jin Xie, Lei Liao, Chong Liu, Yayuan Liu, Tong Wu, Yuzhang Li, Alan C. Luntz, Michal Bajdich, Yi Cui . Journal of American Chemical Society . 2017. Theoretical Insights to Bulk Activity Towards Oxygen Evolution in Oxyhydroxides. Andrew D. Doyle, Michal Bajdich, Aleksandra Vojvodic . Catalysis Letters , 147 . 2017.
Edge reactivity and water-assisted dissociation on cobalt oxide nanoislands. J. Fester, Max Garcia-Melchor, A.S. Walton, Michal Bajdich, Z. Li, L. Lammich, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Jeppe V. Lauritsen . Nature Communications . 2017. Water Dissociative Adsorption on NiO(111): Energetics and Structure of the Hydroxylated Surface. Wei Zhao, Michal Bajdich, Spencer Carey, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Jens K. Nørskov, Charles T. Campbell . ACS Catalysis , 6 , 7377- 7384 . 2016.
Comparative Analysis of Cobalt Oxide Nanoisland Stability and Edge Structures on Three Related Noble Metal Surfaces: Au(111), Pt(111) and Ag(111). Jakob Fester, Michal Bajdich, Alex S. Walton, Z. Sun, Philipp N. Plessow, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Jeppe V. Lauritsen . Topics in Catalysis . 2016. Two-Dimensional Materials as Catalysts for Energy Conversion. Samira Siahrostami, Charlie Tsai, Mohammadreza Karamad, Ralph Koitz, Max García-Melchor, Michal Bajdich, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Jens K. Nørskov, Felix Studt . Catalysis Letters , 46 , 1917- 1921 . 2016.
Trends in the Thermodynamic Stability of Ultrathin Supported Oxide Films. Philipp N. Plessow, Michal Bajdich, Joshua Greene, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Frank Abild-Pedersen . Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 120 , 10351- 10360 . 2016. Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation. J.W.D. Ng, M. Garcia-Melchor, M. Bajdich, P. Chakthranont, C. Kirk, A. Vojvodic, T.F. Jaramillo . Nature Energy , 1 , 16053- . 2016.
Homogeneously-Dispersed Multi-Metal Oxygen- Evolving Catalysts. B. Zhang, X. Zheng, O. Vozny, R. Comin, Michal Bajdich, Max Garcia-Melchor, J. Xu, M. Liu, F. P. García de Arquer, C. T. Dinh, F. Fan, M. Yuan, E. Yassitepe, A. Janmohamed, N. Chen, T. Regier, L. Han, H. L. Xin, L. Zheng, H. Yang, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Edward H. Sargent . Science , 352 , 333- 337 . 2016. Enhancing Catalytic CO oxidation over Co3O4 Nanowires by Substituting Co2+ with Cu2+. Minjie Zhou, Lili Cai, Michal Bajdich, Max García-Melchor, Hong Li, Jiajun He, Jennifer Wilcox, Weidong Wu, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Xiaolin Zheng . ACS Catalysis , 5 , 4485- 4491 . 2015.