Jörg Meyer, TU München (TUM), Germany
Title: Beating the heat atomistically: watching phonons cool down during oxygen dissociation on Pd(100)

Jörg Meyer studied physics at the University of Hannover. He received his diploma degree with distinction focusing on theoretical work on the adsorption of functionalized organic molecules on metal surfaces. Diving deeper into first-principles based theory but moving to gas-surface dynamics at the Fritz-Haber-Insitute for his PhD, he finally graduated summa cum laude at the Free University Berlin. This work earned him a best poster prize in the young investigator competition at the Gordon Research conference on dynamics at surfaces in 2011. At present, he works in the group of Prof. Karsten Reuter at TUM, evaluating implications of an atomistic perspective on electron and phonon dynamics at interfaces for fundamental energy research.