Special Issue "New Advances in Surface-Mediated Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francesc Viñes Solana
Guest Editor
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física & Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, c/ Martí i Franquès 1-11, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; CO2 activation and conversion; MXenes; metal nanoparticles; transition metal carbides; nanotechnology
Dr. Ángel Morales-García
Guest Editor
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física & Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, c/ Martí i Franquès 1-11, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: biomass conversion; CO2 activation and conversion; MXenes; nanoparticles; photocatalysis; heterogeneous catalysis
Dr. José R. B. Gomes
Guest Editor
Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: molecular structure; gas-phase thermochemistry; gas-phase reaction profiles; adsorption (chemisorption and physisorption); surface reactions; heterogeneous catalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advances in surface-mediated catalysis are needed in order to progress towards greener and more sustainable fabrication processes. In this respect, experimental and computational techniques have been widely employed to understand, in atomistic detail, the mechanisms of reactions occurring at catalytic surfaces. Over the last few years, we have been witnessing an increase in the complexity of the research being carried out, from ultra-high vacuum, very-low temperature, and single-crystal surfaces to more realistic conditions employing high-pressure/high-temperature and disordered substrates. Our understanding of how the operando conditions affect the catalytic surfaces and the mediated reactions is of utmost importance for designing stable, long-lasting, and more efficient catalyst surfaces, i.e., catalysts that can avoid the formation of unsought intermediates and products and can work under mild conditions.

This Special Issue aims to provide a complete account of recent advances in the utilization of state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques to understand reactions occurring at catalytic surfaces. We welcome original research articles, short communications, mini-reviews, and perspective papers.

Dr. José R. B. Gomes
Dr. Ángel Morales-García
Dr. Francesc Viñes
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • metals
  • oxides
  • 2D materials
  • surface electronic properties
  • spectroscopy
  • diffraction
  • microscopy
  • computer simulation
  • operando conditions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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