Scientific committee

Irene Groot investigates the structure-activity relationship of catalysts under industrial conditions using operando scanning probe microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and surface X-ray diffraction. She focuses on industrial processes related to sustainable energy and materials production.

  • Joachim Schnadt, Max IV laboratory and Department of Physics of Lund University, Sweden.

Joachim is a surface scientist and x-ray spectroscopist. Primarily, he makes use of synchrotron-based x-ray photoelectron and x-ray absorption spectroscopy, but he also uses other microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to study and characterise atomic and molecular structures and processes at hard and soft surfaces. An important focus is the development of methods and instruments for in situ and operando experiment at the MAX IV Laboratory. There, Joachim is the spokesperson of the HIPPIE beamline, and he is also involved in the SPECIES beamline.

Patricia is an expert in synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles and their application in catalysis. In particular, she studies Fischer-Tropsch catalysis, reduction-oxidation catalysis, hydrocarbon processing, wax upgrading, hydrodesulphurisation, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis. She is a top specialist on operando high resolution transmission electron microscopy and in situ transmission electron microscopy.

  • Karsten Reuter, Department of Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany

Karsten holds the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and is affiliated to the TUM Catalysis Research Center. His research interests center on a quantitative multiscale modeling of materials properties and functions, in particular on linking predictive-quality quantum-mechanical electronic structure calculations with more coarse-grained statistical and continuum approaches.

Carlo Lamberti is an associate professor in Physical Chemistry at the Turin University of (2006). His research activities focus on space and time resolved structural and electronic characterization of materials (in general and catalysts in particular) under operation condition by synchronous radiation techniques supported by quantum mechanical simulations. He is the Italian coordinator of the European Master in Materials Sciences program MaMaSELF. Moreover Carlo is the PI of the Mega-grant of the Russian Federation Government to support scientific research at Southern Federal University, and a Scientific Director of the “Smart Materials” Institute in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.


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