Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128097397

Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry

1st Edition

Surface Science and Electrochemistry

Editor-in-Chiefs: Klaus Wandelt
Book ISBN: 9780128097397
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2018
Page Count: 2550
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Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry summarizes current, fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, bringing readers the latest developments. As the chemical and physical properties and processes at solid and liquid interfaces are the scientific basis of so many technologies which enhance our lives and create new opportunities, its important to highlight how these technologies enable the design and optimization of functional materials for heterogeneous and electro-catalysts in food production, pollution control, energy conversion and storage, medical applications requiring biocompatibility, drug delivery, and more. This book provides an interdisciplinary view that lies at the intersection of these three related fields.

Key Features

  • Presents fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, surface science and electrochemistry
  • Provides cutting-edge research from academics and practitioners across various fields and global regions
  • Includes multimedia features, such as 3D viewers, videos and database linking, as well as hyperlinked references, further readings and cross-references


Scientists and technicians engaged and involved in teaching and research in the field, from Masters-level upwards. Primarily at chemists, although interest will also come from academic and technological institutes related to chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, material science, nanoscience, electrochemistry, electronic research and pharmaceutical R&D because interfacial chemistry is the scientific basis for such a wide variety of vital technologies

Table of Contents

Ion conductance probe microscopy- Mechanics and Morphology
2D polymer synthesis at liquid-liquid interfaces
2D ternary oxide layers: new paradigmas of structure and stoichiometry
3-D architectures for bioelectrochemistry
Adsorption and diffusion processes on stoichiometric and reduced CeO2(111) surfaces
Adsorption and Reaction of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons on Sn/Pt alloys
Adsorption and self-assembly of organic molecules on TiO2 substrates
Adsorption geometry and infrared absorption of CO2 molecules on the KCl(100) surface
Adsorption of organic molecules on silicon surfaces – dynamics, kinetics, and control
Advanced (In situ) Surface Analysis of Organic Coating/Metal Oxide Interactions for Corrosion Protection of Passivated Metals
Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols on Nanoporous Gold: Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Reactivity
Air Formed Film - Mott-Cabrera Model
Alterations in the electronic structure upon hierarchical growth of 2D networks
Ammonia oxidation on well-defined electrode surfaces
An Approach to Structure-Sensitive Desorption Dynamics
Anion intercalation in graphite studied by electrochemical-scanning probe microscopy: status of the art and perspectives
Aptamer based biosensors
Artificial photosynthesis
Atmospheric Corrosion of Zinc and Zinc Alloyed Coated Steel
Atomic scale STM imaging of alloy surfaces with chemical resolution
Atomically resolve hot electron dynamics
Band and orbital structure of ultrathin organic layers
Bifunctional electrocatalysis of CO oxidation
Biocorrosion - steel
Biocorrosion – microbial action
Bioinspired electrocatalysis for the oxygen reduction reaction
Biosensors for DNA - drug interactions
Biosensors –  nucleic acid detection
Biosensors –  screen printed electrodes
Biosensors – microelectrode design and operation
Borohydride oxidation
Boron doped diamond electrodes
Carboxylate groups: deprotonation of carboxylic acids and formation of coordination networks
Catalysis for energy conversion
Catalyst structure under gas and liquid environments
Catalytic Effects in Electrochemical Analysis of Arsenic Oxo Spiecies
Cathodic Protection
Cerium Oxides: From Bulk to Transition-Metal Clusters Supported on CeO2(111)
Charge transfer in single molecules at electrochemical interfaces
Chemical Conversion Coatings
Chemical functionality and charge transport
Chemical functionality of oxide surfaces
Chemical Functionalization and Charge Carrier Delocalization at a Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Interface
Chemical functionalization and surface patterning
Chemical functionalization for quantitative spectroscopic labelling
Chemical functionalization of surfaces and molecular origins of tribology
Chemical functionalization to be used for biocompatible nanoparticles for imaging
Chemical functionalization with electroactive species
Chemical modification of an organically functionalized surface, first step in molecular layer deposition
Chemical properties surfaces under ambient conditions
Chemically attaching clusters/ligand removal
Chemically modified graphene-based screen-printed electrodes for electrocatalytic applications
Chemo-mechanical surface modification
Chirality of Ligand-Protected Metal Clusters
Chloride interaction with Cu(111), Cu(100) and Cu(110) electrodes
Cluster catalysis at environmental conditions
Cluster-assembled surfaces: From fabrication to function
CO oxidation on noble metal nanoparticles
CO2 reduction in ionic liquids
CO2 reduction on Cu electrodes
CO2 reduction on non noble metal electrodes
Coherent control of optical phonons in solids
Combined microscopic and spectroscopic insights into the on-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons
Complex energy landscapes and diffusion of organic molecules on solid surfaces
Composite functional nanomaterials assembled via electrostatic interactions of inorganic surfaces and organic molecules
Computational modelling of electrocatalytic reactions
Conductance and light emission from on-surface synthesized molecular wires
Corrosion and corrosion protection of steel in concrete
Corrosion and Protection of Al and Al-alloys
Corrosion in Electronics
Corrosion in Nuclear Waste Repository
Corrosion in Oil and Chemical Industry
Corrosion of  Cu and Cu Alloys
Corrosion of Stainless Steel and other Cr Bearing Alloys
Corrosion of Ti and Ti Alloys
Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings
Covalent Attachment of MOFs to Surfaces
Current status and advances in Damascene electroplating
Cytochrome redox activity
Dealloying on the atomic scale
dehydrogenative coupling on surfaces
Differential Capacitance Measurements of passive film
Differential electrochemical mass spectrometry
Direct observation of H-bond dynamics using scanning tunneling microscopy
Direct Observation of Hydrogen-Bond Exchange Reaction in a Water Dimer using Low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Dynamics at Liquid–Liquid and Nano-Interfaces
Dynamics at organic/inorganic and liquid/solid interfaces probed by in situ spectroscopy
Dynamics of Double-Pulse Ablation of Solid Surfaces
Effects of Surface Modification by Silane Based Self-Assembled Monolayers
EIS Techniques in Passivity Studies- Determination of the dielectric properties of passive films
Electrical double layers of solid electrodes: single crystals and polycrystalline surfaces
Electrical/electronic properties of a surface
Electrocatalysis with graphene and related materials
Electrocatalyst preparation by electrodeposition
Electrocatalytic properties of carbon electrode surfaces
Electrochemical biomass and biofilm monitoring
Electrochemical Biosensors – Enzyme Kinetics
Electrochemical control over the adsorption properties of organic molecules
Electrochemical microbiosensors for neurotransmitter monitoring
Electrochemical modification of large area graphene and characterization by vibrational spectroscopy
Electrochemical reduction of perchlorate ions
Electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy (EC-STM)
Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Copper Oxide Formation
Electrochemistry of biofilms
Electrode and cell potentials
Electrode-surface characterization via ex situ, in situ and operando methods
Electron and x-ray induced modification of aromatic surfaces
Electron diffraction on metal cluster ions
Electron-induced reactions for surface functionalization
Electronic structure of organic films on graphene
Ellipsometry in Passive films
enhancement and templating of Ullmann coupling by  adatoms
Enzymatic electrocatalysis of CO2 reduction
Enzymatic electrocatalysis of nitrate reduction and sulfite oxidation
Enzymatic electrocatalysis of the hydrogen evolution/oxidation reaction
Enzymatic electrocatalysis of the oxygen reduction reaction
Enzymatic phosphorylation
Enzyme based biofuel cells – bilirubin oxidase use
Enzyme based biofuel cells – modified electrodes
EPR spectroscopy
Exciton-promoted Desorption in Ice
Experimental investigation on charge transfer between organic adsorbates and solid surfaces
Exploring the organic-inorganic interface with a scanning tunnelling microscope
Exploring the role of porphyrin films in graphite electrode protection
Fabrication of Porous Oxides Membranes
Fluorescent probes of excited state dynamics at interfaces
Formation of surface alloys and related applications
Formic acid oxidation on nanoparticles of noble metal electrodes
Formic acid oxidation on well defined bimetallic electrode surfaces
From Langmuir to Ertl – The “Nobel” history of the surface science approach to heterogeneous catalysis
Fundamentally understanding Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
Fundamentals Aspects of Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide
Glancing angle deposition for biosensing applications
Glaser-Hay coupling on surfaces
Glucose electrooxidation
Glycerol electrooxidation on noble metal electrode surfaces
Graphene as a material for bioelectrochemistry
Graphene formation on thin epitaxial grown Cu(111)-foils by chemical vapor deposition of acetone
Graphene growth and properties on metal substrates
Growth and oxidation
Growth of Ge and Si on the monolayer silicene on metal surfaces
Growth of Passive Films on Valve-Metals and their Alloys
Growth of self-template 3D gold nanoparticles on boron nanowire arrays for surface plasmon resonance biosensor application
Halogen bonds at solid surfaces
Hierarchical Graphene-Based Nanostructures Electrocatalysis (with reference to the oxygen reduction)
High speed electrochemical STM
Hot electron/hole dynamics
Hybrid Electrolytes for Solid State Lithium-Batteries
hydrazine oxidation
hydrogen peroxide reduction and oxidation
Imaging catalysts during reaction conditions
Impedimetric measurements and the biomatrix
Implantable enzyme based biofuel cells
In operando monitoring of charging/discharging of lithium ion battery cathodes
In or out of control? Electron spin polarization in spin-orbit-influenced systems
In situ probing of adsorbates at electrochemical interfaces with vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy
In-situ photoelectron spectroscopy
In-situ real time LEEM
Including London dispersion forces in DFT (DFT-D)
Inhibitors of Corrosion
Integrated Electrochemical Immunosensors
Interaction of ultrafast pulses with nanostructure surfaces
Interface solvated electrons
Interfacial biosensing: Direct biosensing of biomolecules at the bare metal interface
Interfacial water dynamics
Interfacial water structure
Interstellar grain photochemistry
Ion conductance probe microscopy- Molecular Resolution
Kinetics of Growth of passive films on base metals (Fe,Cr,Ni)
Kinetics of Growth of PorousAnodic Oxide Films
Kinetics of organic ultrathin film growth
Lanthanide-based 2D coordination networks
Laser Ablation
Laser-induced processes in thin ice
Layer by layer assembled materials for bioelectrochemistry and biosensors
Leaching of atoms, clusters and nanoparticles
Light addressable potentiometric (LAPS)
Local electronic properties of graphene Moiré patterns
Localized corrosion: Crevice Corrosion
Macrocycle metallation on solid surfaces
Making molecules visible by STM
Measuring desorption rates at the solid-liquid interface
Melting processes of 3d-metal nanoparticles on surfaces
Metal deposition in ionic liquids
Metal Oxide Cluster and Polyoxometallate Supports for Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Efficient Electrocatalysis
Methanol oxidation on bimetallic electrode surfaces
Methanol oxidation on nanoparticles
Microbial biofilm populations
Microbial fuel cells - electrode materials
Microbial fuel cells – Wastewater utilisation
Microelectrode biosensors for functional monitoring of cells and organisms
Model reactions on size-selected clusters on oxide surfaces
Modeling of Electronic Properties of Amorphous Oxides
Modelling of Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Surfaces
Modification of a surface with inorganic reagents as a first step in atomic layer deposition
Moiré patterns of graphene on metals
Molecular electrocatalysis
Molecular Modeling of Corrosion Inhibitors
Molecular motors
Molecular self-assembly on graphene: the role of the substrate
Monitoring of cell cultures with biosensors and (bio)sensor Arrays
Monitoring the Chemical State of Catalysts for CO2 Electroreduction: An In Operando Study
Montecarlo modelling of electrocatalytic reactions
N-doped carbon material catalysts for ORR
Nanowires for biosensing
Neurotransmitter microsensors for neuroscience
Neutral Red: The synthetic phenazine full of electrochemical surprises
NO reduction on well defined electrode surfaces
Nonlinear reaction dynamic in the catalytic NOx reduction
O2 reduction in ionic liquids
On-line chromatographic detection
On-line Inductively Coupled Plasma based techniques in electrochemistry
on-surface polymerization with amines
on-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons
On-surface synthesis on bulk insulator surfaces
Optical absorption of small clusters - Experiment
Optical Properties of Noble Metal Clusters from the Ab Initio Perspective
Optical techniques: SFG
Organic functionalization in vacuum
Organic heterostructures - interlayer interactions
Organic self-assembly of functionalized molecules onto flat surfaces
organometallic structures and intermediates in Ullmann coupling
ORR on non-aqueous media
Oscillatory behaviour in electrocatalytic reaction
Oxidation states of transition metal atoms at 2D coordination lattices
Oxide Thin Films for Memristive Devices
Oxide-oxide superlattices
Oxygen evolution on metal oxides electrode surfaces
Oxygen reduction on nanoparticle electrodes
Oxygen reduction on platinum single crystal electrodes
Particle size effects in electrocatalysis
Passivation of Steel and Stainless Steel in Concrete
Passive Films for Electrolytic Capacitors
Passivity Breakdown
Passivity Breakdown: development and application of local chemical and electrochemical probe methods
Perspectives of advanced ion beam analysis of electrochemically active surfaces
Photocatalysis with graphene related materials
Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Photochemical water splitting on titania surfaces: atomistic insight from first principles
Photochemistry in Ice Layers
Photochemistry of atmospheric particles
Photochemistry on nanoparticles
Photochemistry on Silicon Surfaces
Photocurrent Spectroscopy in Corrosion studies
Photothermal effects in gold nanorods
Phtalocyanine and porphyrine modified electrodes for ORR
Physical chemistry of electrolyte solutions
pi-electron conjugation in two-dimensional polymers
Plasma Electrolytic Metal Oxidation (PEO)
Plasma/surface interactions
Plasmonic metasurfaces
Polarization Curves of Active-Passive Metals and Alloys
Porous electrodes for bioelectrochemistry
Potentiometric biosensors
Preparation and characterization of FeSe and Bi nanostructures on Bi2Se3(0001): a scanning tunneling microscopy study
Preparation of well-defined metal films on top of self-assembled monolayers
Pt-CeO2 catalysts for fuel cell applications: From surface science to electrochemistry
Pulse shaping
quantitative LEED studies on graphene
Quartz Crystal nanobalance measurements in electrocatalysis
Reactive molecular beam epitaxy of iron oxide films: strain, order and interface properties
reactivity enhancement on noble metal surfaces
Redox proteins for electrochemical sensors
Respiratory chain cytochrome redox activity
Ripening and dissolution of clusters and nanoparticles in solution
Role of cyano groups in the self-assembly of organic molecules on metal surfaces
Scanning electrochemical microscopy in the AC-mode
Semiconductor/Metal (Oxide) Hybrid Materials for Applications in Photocatalysis
Silicene: When silicon mimics graphene
simulation of reaction pathways for on-surface polymerization
Single molecule magnetism
Site specific imaging of reaction steps
Site-Selective Bond Breaking Induced by Resonant Core-Excitations
Size dependent electrocatalysis of gold nanoparticles
Spectroelectrochemical studies of electrocatalytic processes
Stability and Corrosion of Semiconductors in PEC Solar Cells
Steering Molecular Assemblies and Reactions on Surface
STM/STS of oxide ultrathin films
Structural and Electronic Properties of the Pt3Ti(111) Surface
Structural and surface chemistry
Structural changes during the overoxidation of electrochemically deposited poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films
Subnanometer size clusters in heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis and batteries
Substrate-mediated interactions
Sum Frequency Generation and Second Harmonics Generation Spectroscopy
Supported Nanoparticles for liquid phase Catalysis
Surface Analytical Techniques in Passivity Studies
Surface chemical functionalities of environmental nanoparticles
Surface chemistry of oxide nanocrystals
surface chemistry of terminal alkynes
Surface Diffusion via fluctuations
Surface functionalization for monolayer doping
Surface layer formation and reactivity of Li-ion electrode-electrolyte interfaces investigated by surface science methods
Surface oxygen vacancy-controlled reactivity of hydroxyl groups on oxide surfaces
Surface Science - Introduction
Surface segregation in Cu/Pd and Ni/Pd observed by positron annihilation induced Auger electron spectroscopy
Surface stress measurements in an electrochemical environment
Surface structure and modification under ambient pressure
Surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy (SEIRAS)
Switching behavior of tripodal molecules on Au(111) studied with STM
SXRD under gases
synthesis of 2D covalent organic frameworks by Schiff-base coupling
temperature control of reaction pathways:  intramolecular vs. intermolecular
Tetrahedral amorphous carbon and diamond like carbon for electrocatalysis
The dynamics and characterisation of Electroactive biofilms
The electrode kinetics of oxygen reduction: a case study. The corrosion of copper and its alloys in aqueous chloride solutions
The initial steps of Hydrogen-Metals reactions: The Gd-H2 as a model system
The physical chemistry of bulk water
Theoretical aspects of hydrogen dynamics at metal surfaces
Theoretical description and modelling of hydrogen bonds at solid surfaces
Theoretical Studies of photochemistry on TiO2 surfaces
thermodynamically controlled polymerization in aqueous environments
Thermodynamics of bulk liquid phases containing charged particles
Thermodynamics of electrified interfaces
Thiolate-protected magic gold clusters as functional materials in photocatalysis
Thylakoid membrane bioenergetics
Time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy
Transfer of a 2D Silica Film
Ullmann coupling of porphyrins
Ultra-high vacuum Raman and photoluminescence spectroscoies as surface science tools: application to graphene nanoribbons
Ultrathin films of chiral molecules
Unimolecular reactions on surfaces
Water adsorption on iron surfaces
Water adsorption on metals and nano-structured interfaces
Water-oxide interaction
What matters in fuel cell electrocatalysis? A theory perspective
Whole cell (microbial) electrocatalysis of the ORR
X?Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Investigation of Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes
Metallization of functionalized surfaces
Polarity aspects and stability of oxide ultrathin films
Mechanical and Electrostrictive Effects in Anodic Films
Photon and electron induced intermolecular reactions on insulator surfaces
Chemical functions designed on fullerenes and carbon nanotubes
Electrochemical modification of chemical surface functionalities and surface-modified electrodes
Electronic structure (calculation) of ultrathin oxide layers on  metal surfaces
2D polymer synthesis by photopolymerization at the air-water interface
Monte Carlo simulatons for 2D polymerization
synthesis of 2D covalent organic frameworks at the solid-vapor interface
boronic acid condensation on metal surfaces
Passivity of Stainless Steel and other Cr Bearing Alloys
Removal of hydrogen
Symmetry and topology concepts
Material aspects of 3D topological insulators
Optoelectronics of topological surfaces
2D polymer synthesis by dynamic chemistry at the air-water interface
Ultrathin oxide films on ferromagnetic metallic substrates
Characterization of ultathin oxide films by LEEM/PEEM
improving the structural quality in Ullmann coupling
decarboxylative polymerization on metal surfaces
Sour gas corrosion
Dynamics of the water/air interface
Optical Properties of Metal Nanoclusters - Theory
Time-resolved PEEM
Eradication of Bacteria By Electropulsation
Cell membrane Electropermeabilization
Graphene/h-BN heterostructures
synthesis of 2D covalent organic frameworks by Schiff-base coupling
Atomically resolve hot electron dynamics
An (in-situ)2 approach: ALD and resPES applied to Al2O3, HfO2, and TiO2 ultrathin films
Interface potentials, intrinsic defects, and passivation mechanisms in Al2O3, HfO2, and TiO2 ultrathin films
Metal thin film growth on metals: surfactant effects
Magnetic properties of oxide ultrathin films
Solubility in water and organic solvents
Investigations of Structure and Stability of Passive Films by Surface Analytical Techniques
Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS)
Electrochemistry of fractal surfaces
Studying the electrical properties of single molecules by break-junction techniques
The electrochemical dissolution of some noble metals in acidic media
Cellular field effects – The lipid bilayer model and channel creation
SECM for bioimaging
Ceria ultrathin films: growth, surface morphology -chemical reactivity relationship
aryl-aryl coupling on semiconductor surfaces
Kelvin Probe Technique
Electrochemical Aspects in the Hydrogen Embrittlement of SS
Functionalization of plasmonic nanoparticles with possible spectroscopic applications
Chemical functionalization for fluorescence labeling
Angle-resolved photoemission with high harmonic generation
Fluorescent probes of excited state dynamics at interfaces
Nanoparticles with a well defined number of atoms; synthesis and characterization
Chemical functionality as a result of nanoparticle formation process
Janus particles and interfacial activity
Chemical platforms for further modification
Metal-support interaction for metal clusters in oxides
Hydrogenation reactions on small Pt-clusters
Electron-Hole Pairs in Surface Dynamics
Colloidal synthesis methods for the preparation of supported nanoparticles
Catalysis of Pt-clusters on oxide surfaces
Low-Temperature CO Oxidation Driven by Unisized Monatomic-Layered Pt Clusters Directly Bound to Si Surface
Metal nanoparticles in liquid phase catalysis
Formation of Superatom Monolayer Using Nanocluster Ion Source Based on High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering
Microbial fuel cells – air cathode electrodes
Yeast based biofuel cells
Enzyme based biofuel cells – electrode nanostructures
Electrochemical immunosensors
Microdetectives: Fundamentals, Fabrication, and Applications of Electrochemical Microbial Biosensors
Photoelectron diffraction
Hot-Electron-Mediated Surface Chemistry
Corrosion in Pressurized Water
Impedance spectroscopy applied to the study of electrocatalytic processes
Ternary oxide layers: novel crystal structure concepts
Atomic Layer Deposition an innovative technology to improve corrosion and surface functionalities of alloys
Photochemical manipulation of tections for supramolecular self-assembly
Synchrotron-based spectroscopy in on-surface synthesis
Water-Gas-Shift Reaction on Bimetallic Surfaces
Silicene on Ag(111)
Mg and Mg Alloys
Corrosion in Biological Environment
Advances in Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticle Decorated TiO2 Based Photocatalysts for Visible Light Photocatalysis
Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen reduction
Orientation-Oriented Adsorption and Immobilization of Redox Enzymes for Electrochemical Communication with Electrodes
Biosensors – Enzyme immobilisation chemistry
Metalorganic functionalization in vacuum
General mechanistic considerations about the HER/HOR
Characterization of ultrathin transition metal oxides
Electrode-Electrolyte Interface. The Absolute Scale of Electrode Potentials
Standard electrode potentials and application to characterisation of corrosion phenomena
Biophotovoltaic systems
Coloured Oxides for Jewelery and Biological Implants
Formic acid oxidation on platinum single crystals electrodes
Nitrate reduction on noble metal electrode surfaces
Borohydride Oxidation II
Ionic liquids at interfaces
Stress in single layer MoS2 flakes grown by chemical vapour deposition
host-guest chemistry in 2D covalent organic frameworks
Growth of ultrathin transition metal oxide films
Ordered organic molecular films
Additive controlled copper electrodeposition
Basic concepts
Charge-transfer, conformational changes and surface reconstructions
Clusters: Softlanding of size-selected cluster beams
CO2 reduction on Pt electrodes
Electrochemical experiments with potentiodynamic control: A digital simulation approach
Generator-collector systems
Molecular self-assembly at the solid/electrolyte interface
Nanocatalytic factors
Porphyrin layers at iodine modified Au(111) surfaces
Rotating ring–disk electrodes
Sulfate adsorption on copper: From upd to bulk copper surfaces












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About the Editor-in-Chief

Klaus Wandelt

Klaus Wandelt received his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in München in 1975, he spent a postdoctoral period at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California, between 1976 and 1977, and qualified as a professor by his Habilitation at the LMU, München, in 1981. After his first appointment as professor in physics at the LMU in 1983, he moved to the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society (FHI) in Berlin in 1986 and also became professor of Physical Chemistry at the Free University (FU) in Berlin. In 1988 he accepted a position at the University of Bonn, where he was professor and director of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry until 2010. After his retirement at the University of Bonn, he became guest professor in Experimental Physics at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, as well as at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy, and continued research and teaching in interfacial physical chemistry. Using a broad arsenal of surface methods, including scanning probe techniques and synchrotron radiation, his research focuses on fundamental aspects of the physical properties and chemical processes at metallic surfaces under ultrahigh vacuum conditions and in aqueous electrolytes, on the atomic structure of amorphous materials, and, most recently, on processes at the surfaces of plant leaves. Klaus Wandelt supervised nearly 200 Master-/Diploma- and PhD-theses, published nearly 500 papers, edited 20 books and special issues, and co-authored more than 1200 presentations at conferences, workshops and colloquia. He was visiting researcher and lectured courses in surface physics in Caracas (Venezuela), San Jose (California), Hefei (China), Newcastle (Australia), Messina, Palermo, Padua, Rome (Italy), Vienna, Linz (Austria), and Wroclaw (Poland), and he served as Editor of the journal Surface Science, and Surface Science Reports. He was chairman of the Surface Physics as well as Condensed Matter Physics Division of the German Physical Society (DPG), the Surface and Interface Section of the European Physical Society (EPS), as well as the Surface Science Division of the International Union of Vacuum, Science and Techniques (IUVSTA), and he was member of the Executive Committees of DPG and EPS. He was also co-organizer of more than 30 national and international conferences and workshops on surface science, and member of numerous national and international evaluation panels. Among others he was awarded the Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) degree by the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bonn, Germany