Prof. Núria López, ICIQ group leader, has joined the editorial board of the journal Catalysis Science and Technology as an Associate editor. The research carried out by the López group focuses on atomistic simulations addressed to further understand the mechanisms involved in the heterogeneous catalysis of chemical reactions. The group employs electro-photo-chemical reaction data to establish theoretical frameworks and calculate reaction processes. This way, the group uses massive computational resources, as those provide by the RES-BSC to develop more rationalised heterogeneous catalysts.
Published every fortnight, Catalysis Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal, established in 2011 that covers the science of catalysis and catalysis technology, including applications addressing global issues. The journal (part of the Royal Society of Chemistry scientific journal portfolio) publishes research in the applied, fundamental, experimental and computational areas of catalysis with contributions made by the homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio-catalysis communities. Prof. López will be handling submissions for theoretical studies of catalytic materials and molecules, chemical reactions at surfaces, reactivity of metal complexes, in-depth mechanistic insights through advanced methods and theoretical methods, among others.