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.