Philipp N. Plessow

Post Doctoral Researcher - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

I am studying support effects in transition metal catalysis. Supports modify the sintering properties of nano-particles, which we simulate using kinetic Monte-Carlo methods with rate constants obtained from DFT. Other effects under investigation are strong metal support interaction (SMSI) and finite size effects of supported metals clusters on adsorption energies. Furthermore, I am studying how transition state scaling relations depend on variations in the geometry and how that affects catalysis.


Modeling the Migration of Platinum Nanoparticles on Surfaces Using a Kinetic Monte Carlo Approach. Lin Li, Philipp N Plessow, Michael Rieger, Simeon Sauer, Roel Sanchez, Ansgar Schaefer, Frank Abild-Pedersen . Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 121 , 4261- 4269 . 2017. Sintering of Pt Nanoparticles via Volatile PtO2: Simulation and Comparison with Experiments. Philipp N. Plessow, Frank Abild-Pedersen . ACS Catalysis , 6 , 7098- 7108 . 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. Dynamical Observation and Detailed Description of Catalysts under Strong Metal–Support Interaction. Shuyi Zhang, Philipp N Plessow, Joshua J. Willis, Sheng Dai, Mingjie Xu, George W. Graham, Matteo Cargnello, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Xiaoqing Pan . Nano Letters , 16 , 4528- 4534 . 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. Modeling the Interface of Platinum and α-Quartz(001): Implications for Sintering. Philipp N. Plessow, Roel S. Sánchez-Carrera, Lin Li, Michael Rieger, Simeon Sauer, Ansgar Schaefer, Frank Abild-Pedersen . Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 120 , 10340- 10350 . 2016.
Examining the Linearity of Transition State Scaling Relations. Philipp N. Plessow, Frank Abild-Pedersen . The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 119 , 10448- 10453 . 2015.