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Fundamental Research in Energy & Sustainability

Van Marum Colloquia

The "Van Marum Colloquia" are a collaborative lecture series between the LION and LIC institutes, focusing on fundamental and applied surface science.

Martin van Marum (1750 - 1837) was a Dutch physical chemist/ scientist who was one of first to study heterogeneous catalysis. He invented the “Electriseermachine”, based on an early electrochemical capacitor, with which he performed groundbreaking studies in relation to electricity, thereby also discovering ozone.


Thu 8 December:
Prof. Timo Jacob

Director Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Ulm, Germany
Understanding Electrochemical Interfaces on the Atomic Scale


Thu 15 December:
Dr. Jakub Drnec

Head of Beamline ID31 @ ESRF, Grenoble
Shedding Synchrotron Light on Catalyst Atomic Rearrangement and Strain Dynamics in Electrochemical Environment


Tue 20 December:
Prof. Jan Rossmeisl

University of Copenhagen
Electrocatalysis at high entropy alloy surfaces



Wed 21 December:
Prof. Evgeny Pidko

TU Delft
Death and life of homogeneous carbonyl reduction catalysts: navigating condition space towards superior catalytic performance


Tue 7 February:
Prof. Thomas Michely

University of Cologne
Crystal growth far from equilibrium: beauty and puzzles of Pt(111)


Tue 15 November: Dr. Dmitriy Borodin
Max Planck Institute, Germany
Making Kinetics at Surfaces a More Exact Science

Mon 24 October: Prof. Hannes Jónsson
University of Iceland
Theoretical studies of the structure and catalytic activity of metal nanoclusters

Mon 19 September: Dr. Marco Schönig
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Microcalorimetric investigation of the effect of ions on surface processes - From double layer charging to catalytic reactions

Tue 13 September: Prof. Philippe Vereecken
Scientific Director IMEC/Prof. University of Leuven, Belgium
The role of surface inhibition in the deterministic electrochemical fabrication of 2D and 3D nanostructures

Mon 12 September: Dr. Christian Reece
The Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, USA
Developing New Paradigms for Applied Catalytic Surface Science

5 September: Prof. Germano Tremiliosi-Filho
São Carlos Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo
Development of materials for hydrogen production via ethanol reform

Thu 25 August: Dr. Sheena Louisia
Leiden University, Berkeley

Monitoring the dynamics of the heterogeneous interface during electrocatalysis

Tue 23 August: Dr. Thom Hersbach
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Catalyzing Green Hydrogen: Tracking Iridium Oxide & Platinum Behavior During Catalysis

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