Section: Seminars

Energy Materials Lecture Series

June 16th - June 18th, 2010 11:15am
Location: 119 Baker Lab

Juan FeliuJuan M. Feliu, is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Electrochemistry at the University of Alicante (Spain). He obtained a Ph. D. in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is a co-author of over 280 publications, the former Chairman of ISE's Division 1 (Interfacial Electrochemistry), ISE President (2005-2006) and is currently the Editor of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry.

His research interests deal with the establishment of relationships between surface structure and composition of metallic electrodes and their electrochemical reactivity, within the framework of Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis. Both aspects are believed to be strongly interconnected because interfacial properties govern reactivity. To achieve this purpose, single crystal electrodes are prepared and routinely used. The interfacial properties are characterized by using different structure sensitive probes. This method has been extended to rationalize the polycrystalline metal/solution interface, including nanoparticles. Surface composition is modified by adsorption of foreign adatoms in a controlled way. The electrocatalytic reactions under scope are strongly connected with the previous, more fundamental approach, and are mainly focused to the kinetics of oxidation/reduction of adsorbed poisons, oxidation of potential fuels and small nitrogen-containing molecules, as well as the reduction of oxygen and other green chemistry related species.

Dr. Feliu will be presenting 3 different talks as part of the lecture series:
June 16th - Physical electrochemistry of well-defined single crystal surfaces
June 17th - Fundamentals of electrocatalysis
June 18th - Nanocrystals; the transition to polycrystalline surfaces

Event type: Seminars