Jörg Meyer investigates energy conversion at interfaces at the atomic scale. Starting from the Schroedinger equation, he develops and employs computer simulation techniques.
Date of birth: 8 June 1981
2012 PhD, Faculty of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 16 February 2012 (summa cum laude)
Thesis title: ‘Ab initio modelling of Energy Dissipation during Chemical Reactions on Transition Metal surfaces’
Advisor: Prof. Dr. K. Reuter
2006 Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Physics, Universität Hannover, Germany (with distinction)
Current and previous research positions
2015 – now Tenure track Assistant Professor, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2013 – 2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Prof. G.J. Kroes)
2012 – 2013 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department Chemie, Technische Universität München, Germany (Prof. K. Reuter)
Grants, awards, recognitions since 2010
2015 NWO-CW Vidi grant (k€ 800)
2013 travel support grant of Dr.-Ing. Leonhard Lorenz-Stiftung at TU München (k€ 1)
2013 (2nd time in a row): DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) travel grant (k€ 2)
2013 Winner of Young Investigator Competition at Gordon Research Conference “Dynamics at Surfaces”
2011 (1st time in a row): DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) travel grant (k€ 2)
2011 Winner of Young Investigator Competition at Gordon Research Conference “Dynamics at Surfaces”
Contribution to teaching and supervision
- One annual undergraduate course for BSc Molecular Science and Technology (Leiden/Delft): Theoretical Chemistry 1.
- One course for MSc Chemistry at Leiden University: Density functional theory in practice.
Supervision of 3 PhD students and 1 postdoctoral fellow since 2015.
Other responsibilities since 2012
- Co-chair of the Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar “Dynamics at Surfaces”, 10-11 August 2013, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA
- Member of the organisation committee for the “FRESH” lectures at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry
- Member of the teaching committee for the MSc curriculum Chemistry (Leiden)
- Reviewer for Advanced Engineering Materials, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Journal of Physical Chemistry A-C, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Chemical Physics, physica status solidi, Surface Science
Publication record including five recent representative publications
25 papers with >500 citations, H-index 11 (Web of Science)
- Wijzenbroek M., Helstone D., Meyer J., Kroes G.-J., Dynamics of H2 dissociation on the close-packed (111) surface of the noblest metal: H2 + Au(111). Journal of Chemical Physics. 2016, 145, 144701.
- Doblhoff-Dier K., Meyer J., Hoggan P.E., Kroes G.-J., Wagner L.K., Diffusion Monte Carlo for Accurate Dissociation Energies of 3d Transition Metal Containing Molecules. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2016, 12, 2583-2597.
- Rittmeyer S.P., Meyer J., Juaristi J.I., Reuter K., Electronic Friction-Based Vibrational Lifetimes of Molecular Adsorbates: Beyond the Independent-Atom Approximation. Physical Review Letters. 2015, 115, 46102.
- Goikoetxea I., Meyer J., Juaristi J.I., Alducin M., Reuter K., Role of Physisorption States in Molecular Scattering: A Semilocal Density-Functional Theory Study on O2/Ag(111). Physical Review Letters. 2014, 112, 156101.
- Meyer J., Reuter K., Modeling Heat Dissipation at the Nanoscale: An Embedding Approach for Chemical Reaction Dynamics on Metal Surfaces, Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2014, 53, 4721-4724.
Presentations including five presentations at international conferences since 2010
2 invited presentations and 2 prize winner’s talks at international conferences since 2010
- Modeling Heat Dissipation at the Nanoscale: An Embedding Approach for Chemical Reaction Dynamics on Metal Surfaces, 2nd Conference on Multiscale Modelling of Condensed Phase and Biological Systems, 13-15 April 2016, Manchester (UK)
- Non-adiabatic vibrational damping of O2 on Ag(100): Implications for light-enhanced catalysis?, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Dynamics at Surfaces, 11-16 August 2013, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI (USA), prize winner’s talk in young investigator competition
- Beating the heat atomistically: Watching phonons cool down during oxygen dissociation on Pd(100), 29th European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS-29), 3-7 September 2012, Edinburgh (UK) 2012, invited talk
- “QM/Me” - A novel Embedding Approach for Adsorbate Dynamics on Metal Surfaces, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Dynamics at Surfaces, 7-12 August 2011, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI (USA), prize winner’s talk in young investigator competition
- “QM/Me” - A novel Embedding Approach for Adsorbate Dynamics on Metal Surfaces, 9th Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC 2011), 17-22 July 2011, Santiago de Compostela (Spain), invited talk