Welcome to the Newberg research group website

We are a multidisciplinary surface chemistry research group tackling problems on a molecular level in energy and environmental sciences.

Our group investigates the chemical changes of surfaces upon interaction/reaction with gases including water vapor under ambient conditions. Surfaces of interest include metals, metal oxides, ionic liquids, salts and ice. This research has implications in catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, tribology and atmospheric chemistry.

SynchLight 2015

posted Jul 14, 2015, 6:43 AM by John Newberg   [ updated Jul 27, 2015, 8:18 AM ]

Congratulations to Sana Rani for being accepted to
SynchLight 2015, a two week summer workshop held at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source. A total of 80 graduate students and postdocs were selected, 40 of which from the International community (outside Brazil). The main goal of the SyncLight 2015 is to show to young researchers what synchrotron light offers in the form of new tools for their research.    

New Surf. Sci. publication

posted Jun 16, 2015, 5:39 AM by John Newberg   [ updated Jun 16, 2015, 5:39 AM ]

New coauthored paper by Rameshan et al. (2015) in Surface Science investigating water adsorption and dissociation on vanadium metal.

New Member

posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:42 AM by John Newberg   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 7:42 AM ]

The Newberg group welcomes undergraduate researcher Jill Harland.

NSLS-II/CFN Annual Users Meeting

posted May 25, 2015, 5:21 AM by John Newberg   [ updated May 25, 2015, 5:22 AM ]

John Newberg gives invited talk at the Brookhaven National lab NSLS-II/CFN Users meeting,
Workshop 1: Surface Sensitive In-Situ Methods for Catalysis at NSLS-II and CFN. The talk was titled "Water on Metal Oxides: To Dissociate or Not?".

Congrats Ken!

posted May 15, 2015, 11:01 AM by John Newberg   [ updated May 15, 2015, 11:01 AM ]

Congratulations to Ken Weaver for getting accepted into the 
UPenn Chemistry graduate program.

UDEI Annual Symposium

posted May 15, 2015, 9:45 AM by John Newberg   [ updated May 25, 2015, 5:27 AM ]

John Newberg gives invited talk at the 2015 University of Delaware Energy Institute annual symposium titled "Probing the Ionic-Gas Interface in Operando". He was also part of a panel discussion on "Challenges in Meeting a Sustainable Energy Future in the Face of Declining Petroleum Prices". The UDEI symposium was highlighted in UDaily.

New Member

posted Mar 3, 2015, 1:57 PM by John Newberg   [ updated Mar 3, 2015, 1:58 PM ]

The Newberg group welcomes undergraduate researcher Kagan Hoffman.

New Member

posted Jan 22, 2015, 2:11 PM by John Newberg   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 12:01 PM ]

The Newberg group welcomes graduate student Sana Rani.

AGU 2014 Fall Meeting

posted Jan 5, 2015, 4:43 AM by John Newberg   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 4:43 AM ]

John Newberg presented an invited talk and poster at the AGU 2014 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Invited Talk: "Water at Metal Oxide Interfaces: To Dissociate or Not to Dissociate?"
Poster: "Freeze Enhanced Halate Halide Reactions."

AVS 61st International Symposium

posted Nov 25, 2014, 8:35 AM by John Newberg   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 8:36 AM ]

John Newberg and graduate student Chris Goodwin each give a talk at the AVS 61st International Symposium in Baltimore Maryland.
JN talk: "Water splitting kinetics at MgO(100) terrace sites"
CG talk: "Water on ZnO(10-10) investigated by ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy"

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