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Postgraduate Admissions

Dr Stephen Jenkins

Symmetry, Structure & Dynamics in Surface Chemistry

Modern surface science techniques provide unprecedented insight into chemical processes relevant to sensing, corrosion and heterogeneous catalysis. Through a combination of experiment (supersonic beams, diffraction, microscopy, spectroscopy and calorimetry) with first-principles modelling (density functional theory) we can gain understanding at the level of individual adsorbed molecules and individual reaction events. One major focus of our work is on the propagation of chirality from molecules to surfaces, and vice versa; another is the dynamic processes of bondmaking and breaking that occur upon adsorption, desorption or surface reaction.


Epitaxial Growth of Few-Layer MoS2(0001) on FeS2{100} Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 537.

Self-organised Overlayers Formed by Alanine on Cu{311} Surfaces J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 18589.

Quantum Influences in the Diffusive Motion of Pyrrole/Cu(111) Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 5085.
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