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12th International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces (IWOX-XII)


The International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces (IWOX) will be held in Lake Placid, New York from January 5–10, 2020. This meeting will bring together specialists in the field to present and discuss cutting edge research on oxides, their surfaces, and interfaces. The scientific topics will include: surfaces interacting with gases and liquids, two-dimensional materials and thin films, supported oxide and metal clusters, adsorption and surface functionalization, and energy conversion and storage applications. Participation of students and postdocs is strongly encouraged.

Since its inception in 1999, after the Les Houches oxide conference in France in 1997 ("IWOX-0"), IWOX workshops have been held every two years rotating between the Americas, Europe and Asia. For the last three Workshops, IWOX-IX was held in the west coast of USA, IWOX-X in China and IWOX-XI in Spain. Next year it rotates back to the Americas, having for the first time the east coast of USA as the host.


All abstracts must be received by October 14, 2019. To submit your abstract, please use this template and email to: All applicants will receive email notification of acceptance by October 20, 2019.

Invited Speakers

  • Yingge Du
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Henrik Grönbeck
    Chalmers University of Technology
  • Melissa A. Hines
    Cornell University
  • Ping Liu
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Hiromichi Ohta
    Hokkaido University
  • Jeong Young Park
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Gareth Parkinson
    Technische Universität Wien
  • Beatriz Roldán Cuenya
    Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
  • Ye Wang
    State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University
  • Jason Weaver
    University of Florida

Discussion Leaders

  • Ulrike Diebold
    Technische Universität Wien
  • Jin Suntivich
    Cornell University
  • Geoff Thornton
    University College London
  • Joerg Libuda
    University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Michael White
    Stony Brook University
  • Qiang Fu
    Dalian Inst. of Chemical Physics
  • Falko Netzer
    Karl-Franzens University Graz
  • Miquel Salmeron
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Annabella Selloni
    Princeton University
  • Slavica Stankic
    Sorbonne Université
  • M. Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano
    Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica-CSIC

IWOX International Board

  • Scott Chambers
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Jacek Goniakowski
    Insitut de Nanosciences de Paris
  • Nicholas Harrison
    Imperial College, UK
  • Paola Luches
    Istituto Nanoscienze, CNR, Modena, Italy
  • Martin Sterrer
    University of Graz, Austria
  • Hiroshi Onishi Kobe
    University, Japan
  • Xue-Qing Gong
    State Key Lab of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai
  • Miquel Salmeron
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dario Stacchiola
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Christof Wöll
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Important Dates

Sep 5, 2019 Registration opens
Oct 14, 2019 Deadline to submit an abstract
Oct 20, 2019 Notification of accepted abstract (by e-mail)
Nov 15, 2020 Registration closes

Workshop Information

Workshop Coordinators

  • Dario Stacchiola (Center for Functional Nanomaterials, BNL)
  • Zdenek Dohnalek (Institute for Integrated Catalysis, PNNL)

Last Modified: October 29, 2021