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Chemical Reactions at Surfaces
Gordon Research Conference

From Model Studies to Complex Real World Systems

Dates

February 8-13, 2015

Location

Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chair:
Hans-Peter Steinruck

Vice Chair:
Andrew J. Gellman

Meeting Description

The 2015 GRC on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces will be held in Ventura, California, during February 8-13, 2015. It will bring together an interdisciplinary group of world-recognized experts and young researchers from chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and materials science. The meeting addresses fundamental aspects of surface chemical reactions, which are related to the grand challenges facing mankind. They range from environmental interfaces, solar energy conversion to chemical energy storage and CO2 capture. Specific emphasis will be given to bridge the gap from model studies to complex real world systems, by discussing present and future challenges in experimental and theoretical investigations. After a very successful 2013 meeting, for the first time in Europe, the goal is to again attract many high caliber scientists and young researchers from Europe and other continents in addition to the traditionally high participation from the US. We seek an equal representation of speakers from the US and non-US countries. Funds supporting the conference will be used to assist participants, especially young scientists who otherwise would be unable to attend: junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students. Participation by young researchers will add significant value to this conference and will foster communications among current and future leaders in a field that combines academic and industrial issues.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmTheory (Electronic Structure) - Predictive Power and Limitations
Discussion Leader: Manos Mavrikakis (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmAnnabella Selloni (Princeton University, USA)
"Water Adsorption and Oxidation on Anatase TiO2"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmJohn Kitchin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
"For Metal Oxides U Need More than DFT to Get It Right"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmReactions Close to Atmospheric Pressures and Under Electrochemical Conditions
Discussion Leader: Mary Jane Shultz (Tufts University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHendrik Bluhm (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
"Investigation of Solid/Vapor, Solid/Liquid and Liquid/Vapor Interfaces Using Photoelectron Spectroscopy"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amEdvin Lundgren (Lund University, Sweden)
"Novel In Situ Techniques for Studies of Model Catalysts"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmSuljo Linic (University of Michigan, USA)
"Photo- and Electro-Chemical Reactions on Metal Surfaces"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTheory (KMC and MD) - Predictive Power and Limitations
Discussion Leader: Axel Gross (Ulm University, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmKarsten Reuter (Technical University Munich, Germany)
"First-Principles Kinetic Monte Carlo for Surface Catalysis: From Exploratory Tool to Commodity"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmClaudia Draxl (Humboldt Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
"Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Challenges for Ab Initio Methodology"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPresent Challenges in Catalysis
Discussion Leader: Hans-Joachim Freund (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSimon Bare (UOP, A Honeywell Company, USA)
"In Situ Characterization: Status, Challenges and Opportunities"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amPeter Stair (Northwestern University, USA)
"Using Surface Chemistry to Make High-Performance Catalysts"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRobert Schloegl (Fritz Haber Institute, Germany)
"Dynamics of Heterogeneous Catalysts"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnvironmental Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Bruce Kay (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmVicki Grassian (University of Iowa, USA)
"Reactions of Atmospheric Gases with Environmental Interfaces: From Model to Complex Systems"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmKim Prather (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Replicating the Complexity of Real World Aerosol Particle Surfaces in the Laboratory"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Materials and Synthesis Methods
Discussion Leader: Francisco Zaera (University of California, Riverside, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSusannah Scott (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Kinetic Control of Metal Nanoparticle Formation from Organometallic Precursors"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJeong Young Park (KAIST, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea)
"Hot Electron and Surface Plasmon-Induced Catalytic Reactions on Metal-Oxide Nanocatalysts"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmBrian Hayden (University of Southhampton, United Kingdom)
"Trends in Reactivity from High-Throughput Methods on Model Catalysts: Particle Size and Support Effects"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOrganic Surface Layers
Discussion Leader: Stacey Bent (Stanford University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJunfa Zhu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
"Surface-Assisted Formation of Low-Dimensional Organic Nanostructures"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMaki Kawai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Electronic, Vibrational and Spin Structure of Single Molecules at Metal Surfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmElementary Reaction Steps
Discussion Leaders: Miquel Salmeron (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA) and Judith Yang (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amChristian Papp (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
"Surface Chemistry on Metal Single Crystals and Graphene-Supported Metal Particles"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amLudo Juurlink (Leiden Institute of Chemistry, The Netherlands)
"Curved Metal Surfaces in Studies of Elementary Steps and Reaction Mechanisms"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
Late-Breaking Topics in Surface Chemical Reactions
11:30 am - 11:40 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader: Judith Yang
11:40 am - 11:45 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Hieu Doan (University of Houston, USA)
"The Critical Role of Water in Catalytic CO Oxidation over Au/TiO2 Catalysts"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 11:55 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Joseph Elias (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Mechanistic Studies and Design Descriptors for CO Oxidation Catalysis over Transition-Metal-Substituted CeO2 Nanoparticles"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:05 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Signe Grønborg Sørensen (Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Denmark)
"Adsorption of Sterically Hindered Sulfur Containing Molecules on a Heterogeneous Model Catalyst"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:15 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Farnaz Sotoodeh (TU München, Germany)
"First-Principles Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of HCl Oxidation on RuO2(110)"
12:15 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Rita Wiesinger (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)
"Chemical Reactions on Metal Surfaces – An Experimental Approach"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChirality in Surface Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Georg Held (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmCharles Sykes (Tufts University, USA)
"Effects of Chirality in Electron Tunneling, Molecular Excitation and Rotation"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmKarl-Heinz Ernst (EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)
"Chiral Recognition and Reconstructions at Surfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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