News and Highlights

News and highlights

Congratulations to Miquel!

ALS David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS awarded to Miquel!

The 2020 David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS is being awarded in recognition of the deep impact on surface science made by Miquel . As part of the award, he will deliver a keynote talk at the upcoming ALS User Meeting.

Salmeron is one of the most influential surface scientists of the past 25 years, with achievements in fundamental studies of surface phenomena as well as in the development of groundbreaking scientific instrumentation. In addition to receiving this year’s Shirley Award for scientific achievement, Salmeron has also won the 2004 Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS and an R&D 100 Award, among many other accolades.


Congratulations to Miquel!

Miquel adds the Berkeley Lab Lifetime Achievement Award to his bucket of prestigious scientific awards! Click on the Berkeley Lab icon to read more about it.

Congratulations to Christian, Baran, and Barbara!

Their last paper in Surface Science is Editor's Choice. Silver is a typical catalyst for epoxidation reactions, where oxygen is one of the reactants. Here, we present a thorough high pressure STM and XPS study providing unique insights on the state of silver catalysts in the presence of oxygen and air.


Congratulations to Rob for developing the technique which allows collecting x-ray photoelectron spectra at atmospheric pressures. Read more in JPCL!

The title of the paper is "Graphene Membranes for Atmospheric Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy".

Congratulations to Seiji and Yi-Hsien

Seiji has been awarded a two-year JSPS fellowship for his post-doctoral research at the LBL! Yi-Hsien has been awarded a one-year fellowship from Taiwan.

Congratulations to Baran for getting published in Science!

The title of the paper is "Activation of Cu(111) surface by decomposition into nanoclusters driven by CO adsorption." You can access the full version of the article by clicking the link above. For the pdf version click the 'Science' icon.

Congratulations to Baran and Christian!

Their last paper in JACS is selected as a research spotlight!


Congratulations to Robert!

Rob has been awarded a Marie Curie fellowship for his post-doctoral research at the LBL!


Congratulations to Yingjie for getting published in Nano Letters three times in 2015!

APS Davisson-Germer Prize awarded to Miquel!

"for the development of instrumentation for atmospheric pressure photoelectron spectroscopy and STM at high pressures and temperatures, and for his elegant studies of hydrogen dissociation and reactivity and the wetting of water films on metal surfaces at the atomic level."