Surfaces are fascinating A. Kotarba
The main goal of the research carried out in „Materials and Surface Chemistry Group” is to gain an understanding of the processes taking place at the solid/gas interfaces and its application for the design of the surfaces with desired properties. The group conducts research on the preparation of new solid materials, modifications of their surfaces, and the study of their reactivity (adsorption/desorption of reactants, catalytic screening). The motivation of the research is both fundamental (interaction of small molecules with model surfaces, modification of surface electronic properties by alkali doping) and applied (characterization of real catalyst surfaces, patents of the new catalytic materials, and engineering of metal implant surfaces). More details about the specific activity can be found under “Research”.