Konstantin Neyman is a Member of the recently created Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis AvanÇats (ICREA), Spain. He is also affiliated to the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTC UB) and the Departament de Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, where he leads the group of Reactivity of Nanostructures. Neyman is an expert in theoretical and computational chemistry. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, and completed his Habilitation degree in theoretical chemistry in 2003 at the Technische Universität München, Germany. Neyman coauthors one book, about 140 articles in highly ranked scientific journals, and 8 reviews in books. His work contributed to such areas of research as interactions at oxide and metal surfaces, nonclassical geometry of adsorption complexes, oxide and zeolite catalysts, reactions of metal complexes of biological and environmental relevance, and relativistic approaches to calculate EPR parameters. Among his current main scientific interests are first-principles theoretical/computational investigations of advanced nanostructured materials relevant to renewable energy, hydrogen storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and chemical reactions taking place on such materials. In these studies, he further develops and widely employs the modeling approach [JCP 117 (2002) 9887] to more realistically describe catalysts using moderately large nanoparticles instead of common models relying on idealized single crystal surfaces.
Biography Updated on 15 August 2012