Friedrich M. Hoffmann

Fredrich Hoffmann

Associate Professor


Office: N-682

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-1314

Assistant Professor Friedrich Hoffman is a research scientist with expertise in the areas of surface science, including the absorption and reaction of molecules on single crystal metal surfaces, as well as nanotechnology, thin films and molecular probes.

His current projects focus on the synthesis and reactivity of nanostructured gold surfaces, and graphene; especially the laser-scribing of thin film graphene microstructures.



  • M.A. Technical University Munich and Max-Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics and Astrophysics, ,
  • Ph.D. Technical University Munich and Max-Planck Gesellschaft – Fritz-Haber Institut Berlin, Germany , ,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide by Water: Alkali-Promoted Synthesis of Formate,J. Phys. Chem. Letters, 1 (2010) 2130-2134
  • IRAS Study of Ru3(CO)12 Interactions with Gold,Surface Sci. 606 (2012) 1906-1913
  • Adsorption of hydrogen on the surface and sub-surface of Cu(111),J. Chem. Phys. 139 (2013) 044712, 1-9
  • Stabilization of catalytically active Cu+ surface sites on titanium-copper mixed oxide films,Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol. 53 (2014) 5336-5340
  • Adsorbate-Driven Morphological Changes on Cu(111) Nano-Pits,Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (2015), 3032-3038

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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