Líney Árnadóttir
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
216F Johnson Hall
105 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97331

Líney Árnadóttir uniquely combines theoretical chemistry and experimental surface science to study catalytic surface reactions for renewable energy applications. Specifically, she examines the role of surface defects and electronic structure in activating water dissociation, the effect of water or solvent on catalytic reaction and the atomistic reaction mechanism of corrosion, and understanding how the reaction energy correlates to surface properties or co-adsorbates will lead to more efficient and sustainable catalytic processes. 

Research Interests: 

Surface interactions and catalysis through experimental techniques and Density Functional Theory-based calculations for renewable energy and sustainability; surface characterization of complex materials (thin films, biomaterials, corrosion surfaces) via surface analysis techniques (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), and electrochemistry for clean hydrogen production and fuel cell applications.


Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2007

MS - Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2003

BS - Chemistry, University of Iceland, 2001

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07/30/2019 - 07:51