Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, recently presented a talk at a symposium at the Fritz Haber Institut of the Max Planck Society, in Berlin, Germany.

Datye spoke at the symposium called “Chemical Dynamics at Extended Scales.” His talk was titled “Taming the Dynamics of Single Atoms in Heterogeneous Catalysts via Atom Trapping.”

The symposium offered an opportunity to listen to distinguished experts’ opinions and views on the Fritz Haber Institute’s field of research and to engaged in discussions about future developments.

Datye, considered one of the top experts in his field of catalysis, said that he was humbled to be asked to speak at this prestigious, invitation-only event.

“Only experts around the world have been invited,” he said. “And this is the institute that has produced five Nobel laureates, so I feel honored and somewhat intimidated to go there and tell them what they should be doing in the future.”

The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society is an international research place where scientists from around the world investigate the basic principles underlying the chemical conversion of matter and energy at surfaces and interfaces.