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The Spring 2023 series is over.

Al past 40 episodes are on YouTube Channel 


Episode 40 (May 25, 2023)

Prof. Gary Attard

The Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, UK

Electrosorption at Metal Surfaces: Do We Completely Understand Voltammetry at Well-defined Metal Electrodes?


Episode 39 (May 4, 2023)

Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund

Fritz-Haber-Institut, MPG, Berlin, Germany

Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Scale


Episode 38 (April 20, 2023)

Prof. Sergei Kalinin

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Automated Experiment Workflows: Autonomous Microscopy, Machine Learning-guided Synthesis and Characterization


Episode 37 (April 6, 2023)

Prof. Arieh Warshel

Department of Chemistry University of Southern California, US

Computer Simulations of Electrochemical Processes in Biochemical Systems and the Relevance to non-Biological Systems


Episode 36 (Mar 23, 2023)

Prof. Karsten Reuter

Fritz-Haber-Institut, MPG, Berlin, Germany

First-Principles Modelling of Electrocatalysis Beyond the Potential of Zero Charge


Episode 35 (Mar 2, 2023)

Prof. Kazuhiro Chiba

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

The Future of Electrode Processes in Organic Synthesis


Episode 34 (Feb 14, 2023)

Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Chemistry and Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Paving the Way to Automated Electrochemical Material Discovery with Self-Driving Labs


Episode 33 (Feb 2, 2023)

Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon

Departments of Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
UC Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, U.S.

Role of Interfaces and Electrostatics for Chemical Transformations


Episode 32 (Jan 19, 2023)

Prof. John Perdew

Departments of Physics and Chemistry, Temple University, U.S.

More-Predictive Density Functionals, Symmetry Breaking,
and Strong Correlation Catalysis


Episode 31 (Dec 22, 2022)

Prof. David Harrington

Chemistry Department, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Use and Abuse of Equivalent Circuits in Electrochemical Impedance


Episode 30 (Dec 8, 2022)

Prof. Michele Parrinello

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Beyond the Structure-Reactivity Paradigm in Heterogeneous Catalysis


Episode 29 (Nov 24, 2022)

Prof. Philippe Marcus

CNRS / Chimie ParisTech PSL University, France

Fundamentals of Corrosion


Episode 28 (Nov 10, 2022)

Prof. Giulia Galli

University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.

Quantum Simulations of Sustainable Materials


Episode 27 (Oct 13, 2022)

Prof. Victor Climent

Departamento de Química Física, University of Alicante, Spain

Interfacial Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis with
Single Crystal Electrodes


Episode 26 (Oct 6, 2022)

Prof. Ricardo Garcia

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Interfacial Liquid Water:
Atomic-Scale Imaging of Solid-Water Interfaces


Episode 25 (Sept 15, 2022)

Prof. Shelley Minteer

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, USA

Strategies for Interfacing Biocatalysts with Electrode Surfaces


Episode 24 (Jun 23, 2022)

Prof. Alexander Föhlisch

University of Potsdam and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Principles of Soft X-ray Spectroscopy and Its Application to Molecular Systems


Episode 23 (Jun 9, 2022)

Prof. Andrew Ewing

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Analytical Nanoelectrochemistry of Subcellular Organelles


Episode 22 (May 26, 2022)

Prof. Wolfgang Schmickler

Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany

The Double Layer at the Metal/Solution Interface 


Episode 21 (May 12, 2022)

Prof. Ulrike Diebold

TU Wien, Austria

Oxide Surfaces:
From Isolated Hydroxyls to the Interaction with Liquid Water


Episode 20 (Apr 28, 2022)

Prof. Galina Tsirlina

Department of Electrochemistry, Moscow State University, Russia

Electrostatic Aspects of Heterogeneous Electron Transfer


Episode 19 (Apr 14, 2022)

Prof. Katharina Krischer

Physics Department, TU Munich, Germany 

Oscillations, Waves and Chaos in Electrochemical Systems


Episode 18 (Mar 31, 2022)

Prof. Joachim Maier

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Physical Chemistry of Solids, Germany

Mass and Charge Transfer in Solid State Electrochemistry


Episode 17 (Mar 17, 2022)

Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer

Department of Chemistry, Yale University, USA

Theoretical Modeling of Electrochemical Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer


Episode 16 (Mar 3, 2022)

Prof. Henry S. White

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, USA

Electrochemistry of Single Redox Events and Single Particles


Episode 15 (Feb 17, 2022)

Prof. Andrzej Lasia

Département de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Modeling of Impedance Data


Episode 14 (Feb 3, 2022)

Prof. Rudolph Marcus 

Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, United States

Electron Transfer Theory and
Evolution of the Theory to Treat Other Quite Different Processes


Episode 13 (Dec 16, 2021)

Prof. Elizabeth Santos 

Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany

Electron transfer at electrochemical interfaces: 
From simple outer sphere to electrocatalytic reactions


Episode 12 (Dec 2, 2021)

Prof. R. Kramer Campen

Faculty of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Towards femtoelectrochemistry: Watching electron transfer across solid electrode/water interfaces in real-time 


Episode 11 (Nov 18, 2021)

Prof. Jun Cheng

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China

Aligning electronic and protonic levels at semiconducting oxide / water interfaces 


Episode 10 (Nov 4, 2021)

Prof. Frances M. Ross

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
United States

Visualizing electrochemistry in action with liquid cell electron microscopy 


Episode 9 (Oct 21, 2021)

Prof. Cyrille Costentin

Département dan Chimie Moléculaire at Université Grenoble-Alpes and Université de Paris, France

Molecular catalysis of electrochemical reactions:
Principles and applications to small molecules activation


Episode 8 (Oct 7, 2021)

Prof. Anne de Poulpiquet

Aix-Marseille Université, France

Enzyme electrochemistry:
From fundamental studies to biotechnological applications


Episode 7 (Sept 23, 2021)

Dr. Oleg Borodin

Battery Science Branch, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, United States

How molecular modeling could assist with battery electrolyte design and enabling novel battery chemistries?


Episode 6 (Jul 15, 2021)

Dr. Genady Ragoisha

Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and problems of its application


Episode 5 (Jul 1, 2021)

Prof. Joerg Libuda

Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis 

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

Complex model interfaces in surface science and electrochemistry: 
The methodological and conceptual challenge of connecting two worlds


Episode 4 (Jun 17, 2021)

Prof. Anders Nilsson

Division of Chemical Physics, Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden

The strange properties of water: new revelations


Episode 3 (Jun 3, 2021)

Prof. Patrice Simon

Université Toulouse-III Paul Sabatier

Electrochemistry at the nanoscale: understanding ion adsorption and transfer in electrodes


Episode 2 (May 20, 2021)

Dr. Yvonne Grunder

Department of Physics and the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, University of Liverpool

In-situ surface x-ray diffraction for electrochemical interfaces


Episode 1 (May 6, 2021)

Prof. Axel Gross

Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Ulm University

Structure of electrode/electrolyte interfaces:
From continuum to first-principles approaches

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