How does ice melt? Layer by layer! Alejandra Sánchez, Marc-Jan van Zadel, Jenée Cyran, Yuki Nagata, Mischa Bonn and Ellen Backus have a paper Experimental and theoretical evidence for bilayer-by-bilayer surface melting of crystalline ice published in PNAS. It is a collaborative paper with University of Toyama, Tufts University, University of Mainz, FOM Institute AMOLF, Tohoku University, Kyoto University and University of California.[more]
Chunyan Ma joins the group as a visiting postdoctoral researcher to study the catalytic mechanism of small molecule gas oxidation.
Prerna Sudera joins the group as a PhD student to study ice interfaces.