Welcome to the Salmeron group

The research in the group of Professor Miquel Salmeron is centered on the nanometer scale mechanical, chemical and physical properties of surfaces and interfaces.

The group currently consists of 4 post docs, 6 graduate and undergraduate students and 1 visiting professors and students.

You can read more about the research activities in the Salmeron group by clicking on the images below:


News and highlights

Congratulations to Chenghao!

Chenghao was attributed the ALS Doctoral in residence Fellowship.
Otto Hahn Medal

Congratulations to Leo!

Leo won a Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society for his PhD work, more precisely "for the elucidation of the atomic structure of a two-dimensional amorphous silica network with the scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscope".
Otto Hahn Medal

Congratulations to Xiaofeng (again)!

Xiaofeng is the recipient of the "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad" of 2012. The Award ceremony took place at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Friday April 5th. See the pictures here.
MRS Grad Awards

Congratulations to Xiaofeng and Wei Bao!

At the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, Wei won a gold a medal and Xiaofeng a silver medal at the "Grad Student Award Competition".
MRS Grad Awards

Congratulations to Wei Bao for getting published in Science!

The title of the paper is "Mapping Local Charge Recombination Heterogeneity by Multidimensional Nanospectroscopic Imaging."

Science Dec 2012

Congratulations to Sara!
Sara won a Marie Curie fellowship for her post-doctoral studies at LBL.

Marie Curie Fellowship

Congratulations to Sophie!
Sophie won a national award for fundamental research from C'Nano in France, for her Ph.D. thesis, titled "A New Versatile Route to Metal Phosphide Nanoparticles using White Phosphorus; Applications in Catalysis and for Lithium Batteries".

C'Nano Prize

Mahati was elected to the ALS User Executive committee as the Student representative.

New term will start in January 2013.


Congrats to Alex!
Alex successfully passed his qualification exam on Monday, 5th November


Featured Results

"Revealing Correlation of Valence State with Nanoporous Structure in Cobalt Catalyst Nanoparticles by in situ Environmental TEM."
H.L. Xin, E. A. Pach, R.E. Diaz, E. A. Stach, M. Salmeron, H. Zheng
ACS Nano, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/nn3007652


"Water Splits Epitaxial Graphene and Intercalates"
Xiaofeng Feng, Sabine Maier, and Miquel Salmeron
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 5562, DOI: 10.1021/ja3003809



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Materials Sciences Division
Mail Stop 66R0200 (Office: 66-208)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley
California 94720 USA
Phone: +1-510-486-6704
FAX: +1-510-486-7768
Email: mbsalmeron*lbl.gov (replace * by @)
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