This research is currently supported by PASC, Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing.

Solvent effects on the catalytic activity of Pt clusters for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) 

L. Sementa, O. Andreussi, W.A. Goddardt and A. Fortunelli,  "Catalytic activity of Pt38 in the oxygen reduction reaction from first-principles simulations", Catalysis Science and Technology. (2016),

Linear-response calculation of optical spectra of solvated systems.

I. Timrov, O. Andreussi, A. Biancardi, N. Marzari and S. Baroni, “Self-consistent continuum solvation for optical absorption of complex molecular systems in solution”, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 034111 (2015) 


A module to handle environment effects in

first-principles quantum-mechanical simulations


Comparison between implicit and explicit solvent on the catalytic activity of copper surfaces for alkyl growth reactions

M.M. Montemore, O. Andreussi, J.W. Medlin, "Hydrocarbon adsorption in an aqueous environment: A computational study of alkyls on Cu(111)", J. Chem. Phys. 145, 074702 (2016),  

New preconditioned schemes for the generalized Poisson and Poisson-Boltzmann problems

G. Fisicaro, L. Genovese, O. Andreussi, N. Marzari and S. Goedecker, "A generalized Poisson and Poisson-Boltzmann solver for electrostatic environments", J. Chem. Phys. 144, 014103 (2016),

in Trieste, from the 16th to the 27th of January 2017

with a dedicated session on the Environ module, its theory and applications