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Self-Assembly and Study of Single Nanoparticles and Molecules


Catalyst activity can depend distinctly on nanoparticle size and shape. Therefore, understanding the structure sensitivity of catalytic reactions is of fundamental and technical importance. Experiments with single-particle resolution, where ensemble-averaging is eliminated, are required to study it. In this webinar, I will introduce how we are developing ways to prepare, and assemble single nanoparticles and single molecules at surfaces and in nanochannels. This allow us to study effects such as shape and size on the individual nanoparticle and molecule level, revealing structure-property relations in nanocatalysis and electron transfer processes.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Position individual nanoparticles and molecules at surfaces using self-assembly
  • Use self-assembly to study the catalytic and thermodynamic properties of individual nanoparticles
  • Use self-assembly to make electronic contact to single molecules


Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen


Ph.D., ICREA prof. at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona

KMP studied organic chemistry at the University of Copenhagen where he obtained the Cand. Scient. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees. After the Ph.D. degree, he worked as a postdoc. in the Bjørnholm lab. In 2009, he continued his career at the College of Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley, where he worked with professors Rachel Segalman and Peter Vollhardt. In 2011 KMP was recruited to Chalmers University of Technology, as an assistant professor. In 2014 he was promoted to associate professor in 2017 to professor (bitr. prof.) and in 2019 full professor. Since 2020 KMP is the head of the division of applied chemistry at Chalmers. Since October 2021 KMP is awarded a professor position at the Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA) and joins the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) as a professor.

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