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According to estimates at least 60% of the industrial products and 90% of chemical transformations are based on catalysts. Most large scale catalytic processes are heterogeneously catalyzed. This is the area of our research. We aim towards an atomic level understanding of basic heterogeneously catalyst processes (surface reactions, adsorption on surfaces).

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surface science; experimental; heterogeneous catalysis; molecular beam scattering; dynamics; kinetics; spectroscopy; AES; XPS; ultra-high vacuum; UHV; supported cluster; model catalysts; nanocatalysts; metal oxides, metals, semiconductors, graphitic systems, nanoscience, nanotubes, electron beam lithography; ambient pressure kinetics, GC


[Conferences and other fun - images gif pdf]

Very popular in the US. You may consider the following as our "mission":
Developing an atomic level understanding of basic heterogeneously catalyst processes (surface reactions, adsorption on surfaces). And of course, "Changing the World for the Better, One Article at a Time". :-)

YouTube video introduction to surface chemistry (recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the NATURE on-line summer camp) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhCaRdPdRTQ (17 min) or the same is also here https://youtu.be/a-Xqq7njwk8  

"360-degree video of our lab" (you can change the direction of your view with the PC mouse) basically a walk through our lab in the new Sugihara hall in 2022: https://youtu.be/6bIIFD_uqsk

Or, videos made by one of the graduate students in our lab