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Watch interview with ACS Catalysis Lectureship Winner Suljo Linic Controlling energy flow in multimetallic plasmonic nanostructures for plasmonic catalysis - <em>Nature Nanotechnology</em> Engineering optical and catalytic properties in co-catalysts/semiconductor photocatalysis - <em>ACS Photonics</em> Nanoscale engineering of efficient ORR electrocatalysts - <em>ACS Catal.</em> Linic Lab Members February 2017

Research Philosophy

The objective of our work is to develop predictive theories of surface chemistry related to heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. We are currently working on a number of projects in the fields of sustainable energy generation and conversion, functional nanomaterials, fundamental and applied heterogeneous catalysis. We use a range of experimental techniques including those aimed at performance assessment, kinetic analysis of chemical transformations, in operando spectroscopy, and electron microscopy. These experimental techniques are combined with first principles theoretical tools such as electronic structure calculations (DFT), ab initio kinetics and thermodynamics, and optical simulations.

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Prof. Linic's Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus

Photocatalysis Photocatalysis

Plasmonic metal nanoparticles are an emerging class of materials for heterogenous photocatalysis. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanism of this process using both experimental and modeling techniques. More...

Electrocatalysis Electrocatalysis

The electrochemical oxygen reduction reaction limits the performance of low-temperature hydrogen fuel cells. We have developed models to help guide the design of nanostructures which can drive this reaction more efficiently. More...

Heterogeneous Catalysis Heterogenous Catalysis

Most commercial heterogenous catalysts have been discovered through trial-and-error approaches. We focus on the bottom-up design of optimal catalysts through a detailed understanding of underlying physical mechanisms governing these processes. More...