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 and kinetic modeling with operando and in-situ characterization techniques, synthesis of alloys, compounds, and functional nanostructures, and experimental testing under realistic process conditions.

Recent Publications

Active Learning Accelerated Discovery of Stable Iridium-oxide Polymorphs for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Raul A. Flores, Christopher Paolucci, Kirsten T. Winther, Ankit Jain, Jose Antonio Garrido Torres, Muratahan Aykol, Joseph H. Montoya, Jens K. Nørskov, Michal Bajdich, Thomas Bligaard. Journal of Chemistry of Materials. 2020.
Revealing the structure of a catalytic combustion active-site ensemble combining uniform nanocrystal catalysts and theory insights. An-Chih Yang, Tej Choksi, Verena Streibel, Hassan Aljama, Cody J Wrasman, Luke T Roling, Emmett D Goodman, Dionne Thomas, Simon R Bare, Roel S Sánchez-Carrera, Ansgar Schäfer, Yuejin Li, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Matteo Cargnello. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 14721-14729. 2020.
Electric Field Effects in Oxygen Reduction Kinetics: Rationalizing pH Dependence at the Pt(111), Au(111) and Au(100) Electrodes. Sara R. Kelly, Charlotte Kirk, Karen Chan, Jens K. Nørskov. Journal of Physical chemistry C. 2020.

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

Upcoming Events

Dr. Verena Streibel
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