Faculty and Research

personnel profile

Jens K. Norskov

Title:Professor; The Leland T. Edwards Professorship in the School of Engineering
Location:265 Keck Science Building
Mail Code:5025
E-mail: norskov@stanford.edu
URL: http://suncat.stanford.edu

Research Statement

The research interests in the Norskov group are focused on the development of electronic structure methods to describe interface phenomena including adsorption, surface chemical reactions, heterogeneous catalysis, electro-catalysis and photo-catalysis. The aim is to develop concepts to understand which surface properties, electronic and geometrical, determine their chemical activity. An additional aim is to use the insight in combination with large-scale computations to design new catalytic surfaces and nano-structures. Applications are primarily in energy transformations including (photo-) electrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, and syngas reactions.

PhD 1979 Aarhus University

Academic Honors & Awards

Giuseppe Parravano Award, 2011, 2011 Alwin Mittasch Award, 2009 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award, 2009 Gabor A. Somorjai Award, ACS 2009 Kenneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lectureship, University of California, Berkeley, 2009 Science of Hydrogen and Energy Award, EMPA, Switzerland, 2009 The Grundfos Prize, Copenhagen,2007 Olaf A. Hougen Visiting Professorship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007 Mulliken Medal, University of Chicago, Illinois, 2007 Dr. Honoris Causa, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2006 The Innovation Prize, DTU, 2005 Magister Lectureship, University of Barcelona, Spain, April 2005 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2003 Richard A. Glenn Award, ACS , 2003 G.C.A. Schuit Lectureship, University of Delaware, 2002 Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, 1996 Villum Kann Rasmussens Award, 1991 The Danish Physical Society's Prize of 1990 Samuel Friedman (Rescue) Award, University of California Los Angeles, 1989 Reinholdt W. Jorch's Award, 1987 Elected member of the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences (ATV), 1987 ECOSS prize, Cambridge, UK 1979