News and Highlights
News and highlights
Congratulations to Xiao!
Xiao won Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman scholarship from AVS!
Xiao’s research focuses on multimodal investigation of structure, properties, and reactions at solid liquid interfaces.
Congratulations to Miquel!
ACS surface chemistry Award to Miquel!
The 2022 ACS award for surface chemistry is being awarded in recognition of the deep impact on surface science made by Miquel for making surface-sensitive spectroscopy and microscopy techniques applicable in ambient conditions, which widened the horizons of surface chemistry and connected it to more applied fields.
Salmeron on who inspired him to become a scientist: “My father, who encouraged me to be curious about all natural phenomena and try to get the answers. Because of this curiosity I always dismounted gadgets and instruments to see what was inside that made them work. From there and through my career I continued to design new instruments to measure things that I wanted to understand.”
What Salmeron’s colleagues say: “Miquel is one of the most influential surface scientists in history. He has been involved in almost all subfields of surface chemistry and physics. His research opened up many avenues in the field. Many new young scientists are following his footsteps.”—Baran Eren, Weizmann Institute of Science
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 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!
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."