Welcome to the Domke Group
Electrochemical Surface Science
The Domke group aims to obtain atomistic insights into (bio)physical electrochemical systems, such as redox-active proteins or organic molecules and electro-catalytically or -synthetically active interfaces, to provide rational guidance for the development of electro-active device components.
To achieve this aim, we develop and employ state-of-the-art in situ and operando nearfield and nonlinear spectro-microscopies that provide unique insights into the electronic, geometric and chemical properties of (bio)molecules at condensed/liquid interfaces and in the presence of strong electromagnetic fields, i.e. an (interfacial) potential and flowing charges. Exploiting the extreme time- and spatial resolution of these experimental approaches, we set out ot answer fundamental questions about molecular interactions, structure and chemical reactivity and their interrelation with charge transfer, redox behaviour and interfacial potentials. The knowledge gained from our research provides a rational basis for green and economic design and fabrication of electro-active (bio)materials for improved chemical and energy conversion devices of future industrial and societal relevance.