Building Connections in KAUST!

For us academics, the summer is an important time to fully commit ourselves to research and building collaborations across the scientific community. In the spirit of this, Max has been granted a Visiting Professorship to work at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia this summer!

Max will be conducting research and working in the KAUST Catalysis Centre, which is a hub of cutting edge catalysis research. Considering the co-operation of so many experts in catalysis, we advise you to stay tuned for some incredible research!

More details about the KAUST Catalysis Centre and their amazing work can be found here,

Group Members

The New Year and Internships!

The CCEM group has hosted several visiting PhD, MSC and undergraduate students over the past 5 years, but we’ve never sent any of our members abroad. As of 2022 however, that’s all changed! Both Michael and Kevin have gone abroad to do their own separate internships.

Kevin recently visited the University of Iceland to study under Prof. Hannes Jónsson and learned how to include an applied electrochemical bias in his calculations. While Kevin’s visit only lasted a week, Michael has gone across the Atlantic Ocean to visit the SUNCAT Centre in Stanford University (California) for three months! He will be working with Dr. Michal Bajdich to research common descriptors between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER).

While the guys have gone to very different climates, they’ve both gone to excellent research centres and are sure to learn a lot! Check back soon for updates on their research.


The new CCEM website is up and running!

Welcome to our new website! We have put our hearts and souls to create it so we hope you love it as much as we do. If you click on the menu (three lines on the top left of every page), you will find all the pages we have included in this website:

Home: You can leave this page and go to the homepage by clicking on the CCEM logo or on this menu item. In the homepage, you will find the most recent news, events, and notices highlighted in the slider at the top, and in the Latest News section down below. There is also a Twitter feed you can follow us at, and right below it, a slider that includes some selected links to our academic affiliates and the main Irish funding agencies. Finally, at the bottom of the page, you will find a Contact section that will tell you where to find us and our contact details.
News: In this page, you will be able to read all the news that we periodically publish, filter them by topic or sort them in any order.
Research: Do you want to know more about what do we do? In this page, we explain in some detail our main areas of research.
Publications: This is a page with all the publications of the group, with a live counter of the number of publications, collaborators and received citations to date. You can also access all of the publications on the corresponding journal site by clicking on the table of contents graphics.
Group Members: Do you want to meet the members of the CCEM group? In this page, you can find a list of all current and former group members including their contact details and some relevant information.
Group Pictures: In this page, we occasionally upload cool pictures of the Trinity College campus as well as the various activities we do in our group like travels and excursions.
Open Positions: Do you want to join our group? We will periodically update this page with newly available positions and the details of how to apply to them.
Collaborations: Here you will find all our collaborators around the world that we work with.
Facilities: Go to this page if you want to check out the amazing high-performance computing resources that we have access to.
We believe this website shows some of the values that we intend to promote in the CCEM group: the passion for Science, companionship, hard work, and a different approach to catalysis research. Thanks for visiting our website!