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AIAS Seminar: Mie Andersen, AIAS Fellow

Materials that Accelerate Chemical Reactions: From Chemical Reactors to the Interstellar Space

Info about event


Monday 21 February 2022,  at 14:15 - 15:30


AIAS Auditorium and online via Zoom

Mie Andersen, AIAS Fellow & Associate Prof at the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy


Participate online via Zoom: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/67215252700


Materials with a catalytic function may be found in such diverse places as chemical reactors or as dust grains in molecular clouds in the interstellar space. In my talk I will describe their crucial role in society and the Universe for accelerating chemical reactions, how we study them, and how recently developed machine learning methods may help us discover trends or materials descriptors for understanding and predicting their properties.

Short CV

Mie Andersen is a fellow of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and an associate professor in theoretical materials physics at Aarhus University. She has received a Humboldt fellowship, an AIAS fellowship and a Villum Young Investigator grant. In her work she uses computational methods to study the relationship between materials structure and catalytic activity for industrial heterogeneous catalysis, and lately also for interstellar dust grain catalysis.

Read about Mie Andersen's project at AIAS here

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.