Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis With Applications in Energy Transformations


Stanford School of Engineering


Learn about the current challenges in energy transformation technology and the opportunities available with heterogeneous catalysis. Areas of discussion will include models of surface reactivity and equilibria, catalyst structure and composition and photo-catalysis. Play an active role in the dynamic renewable energy field with unique training in energy consumption and transformation.


CHEM31AB or CHEM31X, CHEM171, CHEM175 or CHEMENG170, or equivalents

Topics include

  • Kinetics of surface reactions
  • Electronic and geometrical effects in heterogeneous catalysis
  • Trends in reactivity
  • Electro-catalysis and photo-catalysis

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