Neyman, Konstantin M.

ICREA Research Professor

Research Area:
Catalysis, energy and environment

Department of Materials Science & Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Barcelona
c/Martí i Franquès, 1

+34 93 4037212
Konstantin Neyman is ICREA Professor at the Department de Ciència de Materials i Química Física & Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona, leading the Reactivity of Nanostructures group. He obtained PhD from Inorganic Chemistry Institute in Novosibirsk and completed Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Theoretical Chemistry at TU MünchenHe published a book, 9 book chapters, 204 research articles and made several hundred conference and university presentations, including 150 invited lectures. His publications were cited 11000 times in WoS, H=58 and 13000+ times in GoogleScholar, H=65. Before joining ICREA, Dr. Neyman held research positions in Germany at TU München, LMU München and Fritz-Haber-Institut (Berlin). He contributed to funding 45+ research projects. Some of his recent awards are: Nanyang TU Invited Visiting Professor (SG), Chalmers Jubilee Professor (SE), Uppsala Uni. Visiting Professor (SE), Uni. Erlangen-Nuremberg Invited Scientist (DE), TU Vienna Visiting Professor (AT).
The research group Reactivity of Nanostructures of Dr. Neyman deals with computational modelling of advanced, in particular, nanostructured inorganic materials important for catalysis, hydrogen technology, energy storage and related applications. A general aim is to understand at the atomic level by carrying out large-scale quantum mechanical computer calculations how the structure and composition of a material are related with its function in a given chemical process. It is often hardly possible to obtain this information experimentally. Yet, its absence drastically hinders knowledge-driven creation of materials with desired improved properties.