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Jesum Alves Fernandes

Associate Professor in Chemistry, Faculty of Science



Jesum Alves Fernandes received B.Sc. in Physics from Pontifical University Catholic of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) 2007, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He then joined the School of Chemistry, Victoria University (Canada) as a postdoctoral research. In 2016 he moved to University of Nottingham where he is currently Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry. His current research is based on metal clusters fabrication and characterisation and catalysis.

Expertise Summary

Our research group focuses on metal clusters fabrication and characterisation for catalytic applications. Employing a top-down approach to atomically controlled low dimensional materials across the length-scales, from atoms to nanoclusters to complete surface coatings, using a unique magnetron sputtering configuration. This technique is highly controllable, modular, reproducible and sustainable as it avoids the use of toxic chemicals and the generation of waste. Using this approach we are able to generate extremely active "naked" metal clusters for catalysis with a core application on ammonia synthesis and decomposition.

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