Group Leader

Dr. Ellen Backus
Dr. Ellen Backus
Group Leader
Phone:+49 6131 379-536

Selected News

Martin Buessler has joined the group as a PhD student to study photocatalytic water-splitting mechanism using SFG.

September 2019

Martin Buessler has joined the group as a PhD student to study photocatalytic water-splitting mechanism using SFG.
Jenée Cyran received the prestigious Young Investigator Award, at the ACS Fall Meeting, San Diego.

August 2019

Jenée Cyran received the prestigious Young Investigator Award, at the ACS Fall Meeting, San Diego.

January, February 2018

Lisa Dreier and Jan Schäfer succesfully graduate, with degrees in Chemistry.
On May 10, 2018 the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft has awarded the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize to Dr. Ellen Backus. With this prize the Bunsen Gesellschaft recognizes Ellen Backus for her original and unique experimental contribution to unravel the structure and dynamics of molecules, especially water, at interface. The award was handed to her during the opening ceremony of this years meeting of the german physical chemistry society in Hannover.

May 2018

On May 10, 2018 the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft has awarded the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize to Dr. Ellen Backus. With this prize the Bunsen Gesellschaft recognizes Ellen Backus for her original and unique experimental contribution to unravel the structure and dynamics of molecules, especially water, at interface. The award was handed to her during the opening ceremony of this years meeting of the german physical chemistry society in Hannover. [more]

April 2017

Alejandra Sánchez successfully defends her PhD-thesis and is granted a doctoral degree in chemistry.
On 15 March 2017 Ellen Backus was appointed Extraordinary Professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam.

April 2017

On 15 March 2017 Ellen Backus was appointed Extraordinary Professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam.

Latest Publications

1.
S Das, M Bonn, and EHG Backus
The surface affinity of cations depends on both the cations and the nature of the surface
DOI
2.
J Cyran, MA Donovan, D Vollmer, FS Brigiano, S Pezzotti, DR Galimberti, M-P Gaigeot, M Bonn, and EHG Backus
Molecular hydrophobicity at a macroscopically hydrophilic surface
DOI
3.
LB Dreier, M Bonn, and EHG Backus
Hydration and Orientation of Carbonyl Groups in Oppositely Charged Lipid Monolayers on Water
DOI
4.
J Cyran, EHG Backus, M-J van Zadel, M Bonn
Comparative Adsorption of Acetone on Water and Ice Surfaces
DOI
5.
S Sun, F Tang, S Imoto, DR Moberg, T Ohto, F Paesani, M Bonn, EHG Backus, and Y Nagata
Orientational Distribution of Free O-H Groups of Interfacial Water is Exponential
DOI

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