Researchers from the Interface Science Department at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society conducted experiments using atomically defined model pre-catalysts to unveil intricate details of the electrocatalytic water splitting reaction, targeting the advancement of green H2 production.
A team of researchers from the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society addressed the question: what happens to a Ga-promoted Cu surface under reaction conditions required for the synthesis of methanol? They found complex structural transformations of this bimetallic catalyst that might change the common view on the catalytically active surface structure.
An important building block in achieving climate targets is to develop technologies that can produce synthetic fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2 using electricity from renewable sources. In the electrochemical conversion of CO2, defect structures on catalyst surfaces are believed to have a significant impact on selectivity. Researchers at Kiel University (CAU) and the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society have now shown that atomic rearrangements occur even in the early stages of the reaction.
This year, for the third consecutive time, Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya, director of the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, has been recognized as one of the world's most cited scientists.
From November 13th to 16th, the Poster Session 2023 took place at the Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG. This event provided the institute's scientists with an exclusive platform to present and discuss their research results.
Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya was awarded the Manchot Research Professorship, becoming the first woman to receive this prestigious honor. The award is presented annually by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation to outstanding scientists. In addition to recognizing her exceptional scientific contributions, the foundation provides the opportunity for the award winner to teach at the Chemistry Faculty of the Technical University of Munich.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has selected Dr. Florian Trinter for the prestigious Emmy Noether Programme. Commencing in January 2024, Dr. Trinter will lead the Emmy Noether Group focused on "Dynamics of photoionization-induced processes in laser-prepared gas and aqueous-phase samples" (DYNAMO-PLAS) within the Molecular Physics Department at the Fritz-Haber-Institut. The project has been endowed with a budget of 2.2 million EUR.