应实验室Lionel Vayssieres教授邀请，沙特阿拉伯沙特基础工业公司（KAUST公司）研发部研究员兼阿卜杜拉国王科技大学化学系名誉教授Hicham Idriss教授来我实验室访问交流，并为实验室师生做前沿学术报告，请实验室师生积极参加交流学习。
讲座题目：A brief introduction to surface science and catalysis
The lectures will cover catalytic and surface reactions for a selected set of main chemical processes. It will also covers the basic principles of catalysis and photo-catalysis governed by transition state theory, stabilization of surface intermediates and electron transfer reactions. Materials characterization and reaction dynamics will be viewed mainly by core level spectroscopy from both its fundamental and applied aspects.
Hicham Idriss is a Fellow at SABIC Corporate Research & Development (CRD) at KAUST, Saudi Arabia and Professor (Hon.), Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK. He received his undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc, PhD and Dr. Science) education from the University of Strasbourg (France). Prior to joining SABIC in 2011, he was Aberdeen Energy Futures Chair and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University (UK). Prior to joining Aberdeen University, he was Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, and Head of the Structural and Computational Department (formerly Physical Chemistry Department) at the Department of Chemistry, the University of Auckland, New Zealand (1995 to 2008). He was also the founder and coordinator of the Bachelor of Technology-Materials, at the University of Auckland from 1996 to 2008.
His main research work is on the surface reactions of metal oxides both at the experimental and computational levels and his main expertise is in the metal/metal oxide interface effect in catalysis and photo-catalysis. In the last decade, he has been focusing his research on hydrogen production from renewables both by thermal and photocatalytic methods. He has about 250 scientific journal articles and over 150 patents/patents applications.