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Datye invited speaker at Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin

January 10, 2023 - by Kim Delker

photo: Abhaya Datye
Abhaya Datye

Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been invited as a speaker at a symposium at the Fritz Haber Institut of the Max Planck Society, held Jan. 10-11 in Berlin.

Datye is speaking at the symposium called “Chemical Dynamics at Extended Scales.” The title of his talk is “Taming the Dynamics of Single Atoms in Heterogeneous Catalysts via Atom Trapping.”

The purpose of the symposium is to listen to distinguished experts’ opinions and views on the Fritz Haber Institute’s field of research and to engage in discussions about future developments.

Datye, considered one of the top experts in his field of catalysis, said that he is humbled to be asked to speak at this prestigious, invitation-only event.

“Only experts around the world have been invited,” he said. “And this is the institute that has produced five Nobel laureates, so I feel honored and somewhat intimidated to go there and tell them what they should be doing in the future.”

The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society is an international research place where scientists from around the world investigate the basic principles underlying the chemical conversion of matter and energy at surfaces and interfaces.