The application deadline for this meeting was January 7, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on both computational and experimental methods addressing relevant problems involving chemical reactions at surfaces. This includes fundamental and applied studies investigating heterogeneous catalysis, interfaces relevant for environmental applications, interfaces in biotechnology, and energy-related technologies such as solar energy conversion, CO2
capture, or hydrogen production and storage.
The meeting will take off with a keynote lecture given by Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai (U. California, Berkeley), followed by three sessions spanning an assorted range of surface science methods and applications and devoted to oral research presentations by attendees. Two poster sessions will further allow the participants to exchange ideas about their research. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the associated Gordon Research Conference "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces" that takes place immediately following the GRS.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by November 20, 2016. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Chemical Reactions at Surfaces" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Chemical Reactions at Surfaces|
|Discussion Leader: Jose Rodriguez (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Gabor Somorjai (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"The Surface Science Approach to Molecular Catalysis. Transition from Studies of Crystal Surfaces in Vacuum to High Pressure and Liquid Phase Heterogeneous, Homogeneous and Enzyme Nanoparticle Catalysis"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Technological Applications of Functionalized Surfaces|
|Discussion Leaders: Angelika Kuhnle (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany) and Marcel Reutzel (Philipps Universitaet Marburg, Germany)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Udo Bauer (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)|
"In-Situ Photoemission Studies on the Norbornadiene/Quadricyclane Energy Storage System on Pt(111) and Ni(111)"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Tyler Hurlburt (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Site-Selective Approach for DNA Directed Immobilization of Enzyme Catalysts"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Anais Mairena (EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)|
"Heterochiral to Homochiral Transition in Pentahelicene 2D Crystallization Induced by Second Layer Nucleation"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Esben Leonhard Kolsbjerg (Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark)|
"Explaining Self-Assembly of Molecular Corrals by DFT"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Advances in Heterogeneous Catalysis|
|Discussion Leaders: Swetlana Schauermann (Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany) and Rachael Farber (Loyola University Chicago, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Marcal Capdevila-Cortada (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain)|
"Alkyne Semi-Hydrogenation on In2O3(111): Untangling the Active Site"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Alyssa Hensley (Washington State University, USA)|
"Elucidating the Chemical Nature of a Pt Single Site Catalyst Supported on the '29' Cu Surface Oxide for Low Temperature CO Oxidation"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Anders Bodin (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)|
"Mass-Selected Nanoparticles of Molybdenum-Nickel Sulfides: Removal of the Last Stronghold of Sulfur by HDS"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Juan Lorenzi (Technical University of Munich, Germany)|
"Kinetic Inhibition of Oxide Formation in Oxidation Catalysis: Mechanistic Insight from First-Principles Kinetic Monte Carlo"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Novel Methods in Surface Studies|
|Discussion Leaders: John Kitchin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) and Matthew Marcinkowski (Tufts University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Jacob Boes (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)|
"Neural Network Predictions of Segregation on AuPd(111) Surfaces"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Emiliano Cortes (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
"Plasmonic Nanoantennas as Active and Reactive Elements for Redox Chemistry"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|