By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly. The results have been published in Nature Communications. The methods can be used to improve many different types of catalysts.
How does the catalytic activity of a nanoparticle depend on size and shape? This is a fundamental question that has been studied by PhD Student Mikkel Jørgensen and Professor Henrik Grönbeck, using a newly developed computational technique for first principles based kinetic modelling.
Reducing pollution from engine exhaust is an important and very challenging task in our society. Physics Doctor Maxime Van den Bossche has worked out models that explain how molecules “dance” on the surfaces during catalytic reactions. This knowledge can be used to understand how the exhaust from natural gas engines can be cleaned efficiently.
Kirsten Leistner, postdoc at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, is awarded the L’Oréal-Unesco For women in science-prize which aims to highlight female scientists in the beginning of their career. The ceremony took place in Stockholm, 6th of March. Leisner along with Julia U was given the awarded by Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research. - It means a lot to me...
Professor Magnus Skoglundh from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has, together with Professor Henrik Grönbeck from Applied Physics, both from Chalmers, been granted SEK 33,530,000 over the course of five years from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) for the project Atomistic Design of Catalysts. They will produce a new research methodology that, on atomistic level, will enable...
Maxime Van den Bossche and Henrik Grönbeck recently published a paper on methane oxidation over PdO(101) where they determine the full catalytic pathway from first principles calculations.
Understanding the interaction between surfaces and their surroundings is crucial in many materials-science fields, such as catalysis, corrosion, and thin-film electronics, but existing characterization methods have not been capable of fully determining the structure of surfaces during dynamic processes, such as catalytic reactions, in a reasonable time frame. We demonstrate an...
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The research at KCK concerns heterogeneous catalysis for environmental applications, in particular exhaust aftertreatment and sustainable energy solutions. The goal is to make technological and scientific...
There are a wide range of multi disciplinary MSc research projects available through the Competence Centre of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology.