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.
Jenée Cyran has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers on Shedding Light on the Mechanism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Reactions on Ice Surfaces.