Ifan Stephens

Ifan Stephens


Ifan Stephens is the Leader of the Electrocatalysis Group at the Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF). At present, he also holds the role of Peabody Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ifan obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was first employed at CINF at DTU in 2008 as a postdoctoral researcher. From 2011 to 2015 he was Assistant Professor, and as of March 2015, he has held the position of Asssociate Professor.

His research is concerned with the use of electrocatalysis for fuel cells and sustainable fuel production. He is particularly interested in the interplay between electrochemical experiments, first principles calculations and surface science methods in the search for new catalyst materials. His experiments encompass nanoparticles, bulk polycrystalline surfaces and single crystals.

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Selected recent publications:

1          Frydendal, R, Paoli, E.A., Chorkendorff, I., Rossmeisl, J., Stephens, I. E. L., Towards an active and stable catalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic media: Ti-stabilized MnOx (2015) 
Advanced Energy Materials, accepted.

2          Siahrostami, S., Verdaguer-Casadevall, A., Karamad, M. R., Deiana, D., Malacrida, P., Wickman, B., Escudero-Escribano, M., Paoli, E. A., Frydendal, R., Hansen, T. W., Chorkendorff, I., Stephens, I. E. L. & Rossmeisl, J. Enabling direct H2O2 production through rational electrocatalyst design (2013) Nature Materials 12, 1137–1143.

3          Stephens, I. E. L., Bondarenko, A. S., Grønbjerg, U., Rossmeisl, J. & Chorkendorff, I. Understanding the oxygen reduction reaction on platinum and its alloys (2012) Energy & Environmental Scence. 5, 6744-6762.

4          Stephens, I. E. L., Bondarenko, A. S., Perez-Alonso, F. J., Calle-Vallejo, F., Bech, L., Johansson, T. P., Jepsen, A. K., Frydendal, R., Knudsen, B. P., Rossmeisl, J. & Chorkendorff, I. Tuning the Activity of Pt(111) for Oxygen Electroreduction by Subsurface Alloying (2011) Journal of American Chemical Society. 133, 5485-5491.


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  • Electrochemical Society. Meeting Abstracts (Online)

    ISSNs: 2151-2043

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2151-2035

    United States

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  • Electrochimica Acta

    ISSNs: 0013-4686

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-3859

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.74 SJR 1.357 SNIP 1.167, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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    Special Publications of the Royal Society of Chemistry, vol. 197, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.06 SJR 1.678 SNIP 1.117, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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