Pepa Cabrera-Sanfelix, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Spain
Title: Water on surfaces: structure, binding and reactivity
Pepa Cabrera-Sanfelix achieved her PhD in physics in 2005 from the Surface Science Research Centre-Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, working in the area of computational studies of molecule-surface interactions and dynamics. After her PhD, she moved to the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastián, Spain, where she currently occupies an independent researcher position within the Fellows Gipuzkoa program. Her research focuses on the interaction of small molecules with surfaces. In particular, she has contributed to the modelling of water ice on ionic substrates and graphitic surfaces relevant for atmospheric physics and astrophysics. The behaviour of water at transition metal and transition metal oxide surfaces has also been a subject of her research, relevant for electrochemistry and the understanding of corrosion and surface reactivity.