Professor Freund

The Physics of Catalysis?
Wednesday 5 October 2011

Not many people would give a talk about catalysis that included quantum tunnelling of electrons across thin oxide layers, nor suggest that electronic dopants in an oxide support could activate a catalytic nanoparticle. But our Honorary Professor Hajo Freund , Director of the Fritz-Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin, is no ordinary catalytic chemist. Indeed Hajo`s literacy in solid state physics shone through a brilliant School Colloquium, a precursor to the Centenary Celebrations of the famous FHI later this month in Berlin.