Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
In the Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group, we investigate how catalysis works on the molecular level. The group is divided in six subgroups, focusing on different aspects of heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis.
Our emphasis lies on reactions that help the chemical industry become sustainable, such as the conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals, the production of hydrogen, or making synthetic fuels in the Fischer-Tropsch process. To study such reactions at the molecular scale, we make use of a variety of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques, as well as computational methods.