Recent Advances in Physical Chemistry



This course covers the most recent developments in surface chemistry and related quantum mechanical calculations. The main aim of the course is to make the students aware of how molecules interacts with surfaces at the atomic and molecular levels and how their interactions influence different applications of science and technology. The students will be able to predict the behavior of surface active components in various areas such as catalysis, energy, and nanotechology. After selecting a topic of interest, students will independently conduct an in-depth critical review of the literature and write a review article in the style of a professional body review journal (e.g. Acc. Chem. Res., Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev.). The articles will be made available to all students who will offer peer feedback. Each student will deliver a seminar on their chosen topic to the whole group who will peer-assess the seminar and provide feedback.

Course period17/01/22 → …