Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda
Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda
Publications and bibliometric information:
Education and Scientific Career
|1968||born in Bochum, Germany|
|1988 – 1993||Studies of Chemistry at the Ruhr-Universtät Bochum, Germany|
|1993||Diploma in Chemistry at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum (‘with distinction’)|
|1996||PhD at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum (‘with distinction’) with Prof. H.-J. Freund|
|1997||Member and Grant of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes|
|1996 – 1998||Workgroup leader at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG (Berlin)|
|1996||Otto-Hahn-Medal 1996 of the Max-Planck-Society.|
|1998 – 1999||Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, Princeton, USA with Prof. G. Scoles.|
|1999 – 2005||Workgroup leader at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG (Berlin)|
|2003 – 2005||Coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School ‘Complex Surfaces in Materials Science’, Berlin (FHI Berlin, FU Berlin, HU Berlin).|
|2003||Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.|
|2005 – 2019||Professor for Physical Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|Since 2019||Full Professor (W3), Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis, Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis
Professional Service in Academia and Science
|Since 2007||Interdisciplinary Center for Interface Controlled Processes, Chair of Exceutive Board|
|2008 – 2019||Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center, Member of Executive Board|
|Since 2008||Excellence Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials, Member and Project Leader|
|Since 2010||Graduate School Molecular Science, Member|
|2006 – 2010||COST Action D-41 “Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces”, Workgroup Leader, german representative|
|Guest Editor Chemical Society Reviews, Special Issue for Nobel Laureate Gerhard Ertl; Catalysis Letters, Topics in Catalysis, Editorial Advisary Board|
|2009 – 2010||Local Chair Erlangen-Nürnberg of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker|
|Since 2012||COST Action CM1104 “Reducible Oxides, Structure and Functions”,
Workgroup Leader, MC
|2013 – 2017||Research Unit FOR 1878/1 “funCOS – Functional Molecular Structures on Complex Oxide Surfaces”, Spokesman and Project Leader|
|2017 – 2020||Research Unit FOR 1878/2 “funCOS – Functional Molecular Structures on Complex Oxide Surfaces”, Spokesman and Project Leader|
|Since 2019||Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis, Head of Executive Board|
Jörg Libuda studied chemistry at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, received his diploma in 1993 and his doctorate degree in 1996, both with “summa cum laude”, in the group of Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund. Thereafter, he accepted the position of a group leader at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society (Berlin). He held a grant of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and was awarded the Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Society. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as a Postdoctoral Scientist at Princeton University (New Jersey, USA) with Prof. Giacinto Scoles, before returning to the Fritz-Haber-Institute. From 2003 to 2005, he coordinated the International Max Planck Research School “Complex Surfaces in Materials Science” (Fritz-Haber-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and received his habilitation in 2003 from the Humboldt-Universität. From 2005 to 2019, he was Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Since 2019, he holds a full professorship (W3) for Interface Research and Catalysis at the Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis.
At FAU, Jörg Libuda is chairman of the Interdisciplinary Center Interface-Controlled Processes (ICICP), head of the executive board of the Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis (ECRC) and member of the Excellence Cluster “Engineering of Advanced Materials” (EAM). Since 2013, he is spokesman of the DFG Research Unit FOR 1878 “Functional Molecular Structures at Complex Oxide Surfaces”. At the international level, he coordinated workgroups of the European COST Actions D-41 “Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces” and CM1104 “Reducible Oxides, Structure and Functions”. He was guest editor and is member of the editorial advisory board of several international journals, serves as a referee for more than 20 top-ranked scientific journals and various research organizations including the DFG, Humboldt Foundation, EU, ERC, DAAD, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and various national organizations and (co)organized more than 10 international conferences.
The group’s activities focus at fundamental studies of functional interfaces and nanomaterials, with a special focus on new materials in the field of catalysis, electrocatalysis, energy technology and conversion, and nanotechnology. The scientific mission of the Libuda Group aims at the development and application of new model systems and novel in-situ methods that bridge fundamental studies in ideal environments and applied research under true operation conditions. The group develops and explores nanostructured model interfaces, starting from a surface science approach. Chemical and physical functionalities of these complex, yet atomically-controlled model interfaces are investigated from ideal ultrahigh vacuum conditions to realistic environments, i.e. in the presence of reactive high pressure gas phases, liquid phases or at the electrified interface. The scope of methods comprises a broad spectrum of surface science techniques, molecular beam methods, reactor studies, time-resolved and operando spectroscopies, electrochemical and spectro-electrochemical in-situ methods, and photochemical in-situ methods, both in the laboratory and at various synchrotron radiation sources (BESSY II, Elettra, MAX IV, DESY, ESRF). The scope of model interfaces comprises a broad spectrum of material classes including metal/oxide systems, nanostructured oxides, alloys and nanoalloys, ionic liquid films, functional organic films and oxide/organic hybrid interfaces. With this model approach, the group aims at providing a well-founded mechanistic understanding of chemical processes at complex functional interfaces, for applications in heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, energy storage and conversion, hydrogen storage, photoelectrochemistry, molecular electronics, and nanomaterials synthesis, aiming to overcome the gaps between fundamental and applied research on interface-controlled materials.
S. Schauermann, J. Hoffmann, V. Johanék, J. Hartmann, J. Libuda*, H.-J. Freund, “Catalytic Activity and Poisoning of Specific Sites on Supported Metal Nanoparticles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 41, 2532 (2002).
V. Johánek, M. Laurin, A. W. Grant, B. Kasemo, C. R. Henry, J. Libuda*, “Chemical Bistability on Catalyst Nanoparticles”, Science 304, 1639 (2004).
J. Libuda*, H.-J. Freund, “Molecular Beam Experiments on Model Catalysts”, Surf. Sci. Rep. 57, 157 (2005).
H.-P. Steinrück*, J. Libuda*, P. Wasserscheid, T. Cremer, C. Kolbeck, M. Laurin, F. Maier, M. Sobota, P. S. Schulz, M. Stark, “Surface Science and Model Catalysis with Ionic Liquid-modified Materials”, Advanced Materials 23, 2571 (2011).
G. N. Vayssilov, Y. Lykhach, A. Migani, T. Staudt, G. P. Petrova, N. Tsud, T. Skála, A. Bruix, F. Illas, K. C. Prince, V. Matolín, K. Neyman*, J. Libuda*, Support Nanostructure Boosts Oxygen Transfer to Catalytically Active Platimum Nanoparticles“, Nature Materials 4, 310 (2011).
M. Kusche, F. Enzenberger, S. Bajus, H. Niedermeyer, A.Bösmann, A. Kaftan, M. Laurin, J. Libuda*, P. Wasserscheid*, “Enhanced Activity and Selectivity in Catalytic Methanol Steam Reforming by Basic Alkali-Metal Salt Coatings”,
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52, 5028 (2013).
A. Bruix, Y. Lykhach, I. Matolinova, A. Neitzel, T. Skala, N. Tsud, M. Vorokhta, V. Stetskovyck, K. Sevcikova, J. Myslivecek, K.C. Prince, S. Bruyere, V. Potin, F. Illas, V. Matolin*, J. Libuda*, K.M. Neyman*, “Maximum Noble Metal Efficiency in Catalytic Materials: Atomically dispersed Surface Platinum”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53, 10525 (2014).
C. Papp, P. Wasserscheid, J. Libuda, H.-P. Steinrück, “Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers: Surface Science Studies of Carbazole Derivatives”, The Chemical Record 14, 879 (2014).
Y. Lykhach, S. M. Kozlov, T. Skála., A. Tovt, V. Stetsovych, N. Tsud, F. Dvořák, V. Johánek, A. Neitzel, J. Mysliveček, S. Fabris, V. Matolín, K. M. Neyman*, J. Libuda, Counting electrons on catalyst nanoparticles,
Nature Materials 15, 284 (2016)