Welcome to the group of Philippe Sautet

Professor Sautet welcomes talented and qualified individuals to apply for graduate or undergraduate student in his newly-established laboratory in UCLA.


The research activity is centered on first-principles simulations of surfaces (in the form of model planar systems or of the surface of nanomaterial), of the interaction and organization of molecules at these surfaces and of their chemistry and catalytic reactivity. Applications are focused on the sustainable transformation of energy and resources. A large part of the activity aims at understanding molecular reactivity on the surface of heterogeneous catalysts from a computational chemistry approach.

Observing Single‐Atom Catalytic Sites During Reactions with Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Global Activity Search Uncovers Reaction Induced Concomitant Catalyst Restructuring for Alkane Dissociation on Model Pt Catalysts

David Jiang joined the group as a new PhD student from University of Washington, Seattle. Welcome David!


Sautet Lab at UCLA