Jens K. Norskov
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.
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