Otto Hahn Medal for Svenja M. Janke

The Max Planck Society awarded the Otto Hahn Medal to Svenja M. Janke. Svenja M. Janke performed her PhD thesis in the group of Prof. Alec Wodtke at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (press release MPG). She received the award for her theoretical description of hydrogen atoms scattering off noble metals and for the development of a new methodology to construct the global full-dimensional potential energy surface for hydrogen on gold surfaces.