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

Investigation of the Structure of Atomically Dispersed NiNx Sites in Ni and N-Doped Carbon Electrocatalysts by 61Ni Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Simulations. David M. Koshy, Md Delowar Hossain, Ryo Masuda, Yoshitaka Yoda, Leland B. Gee, Kabir Abiose, Huaxin Gong, Ryan Davis, Makoto Seto, Alessandro Gallo, Christopher Hahn, Michal Bajdich, Zhenan Bao, Thomas F. Jaramillo. JACS. 2022.
Symmetry-resolved CO desorption and oxidation dynamics on O/Ru(0001) probed at the C K-edge by ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy. J. LaRue, B. Liu, G.L.S. Rodriguez, C. Liu, J. A. Garrido Torres, S. Schreck, E. Diesen, M. Weston, H. Ogasawara, F. Perakis, M. Dell'Angela, F. Capotondi, D. Ball, C. Carnahan, G. Zeri, L. Giannessi, E. Pedersoli, D. Naumenko, P. Amann, I. Nikolov, L. Raimondi, C. Spezzani, M. Beye, J. Voss, H.-Y. Wang, F. Cavalca, J. Gladh, S. Koroidov, F. Abild-Pedersen, M. Kolb, P. S. Miedema, R. Costantini, T. Heinz, A. Luntz, L.G.M. Pettersson, A. Nilsson. J. Chem. Phys.. 2022.
Addressing solar photochemistry durability with an amorphous nickel antimonate photoanode. Lan Zhou, Elizabeth A. Peterson, Karun K. Rao, Yubing Lu, Xiang Li, Yungchieh Lai, Sage R. Bauers, Matthias H. Richter, KevinKan , Yu Wang , Paul F. Newhouse, Junko Yano, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Michal Bajdich, John M. Gregoire. Cell Reports Physical Science. 2022.

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