Líney Árnadóttir received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iceland 2001 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington 2007. Her thesis work included experimental electrochemistry for elevated temperature methanol oxidation in a micro-reactor combined with Density Functional Theory calculations of the same system.
Before joining the faculty at OSU she worked as a Post. Doc. at NESAC/Bio using various surface analysis tools to determine protein orientation on self-assembly monolayers for biomaterials.
Her research interests include combing experimental techniques, theoretical calculations and modeling to understand surface interactions and catalysis for renewable energy, nanotechnology and sustainability. As well as surface characterization of complex materials (thin films, biomaterials, corrosion surface) via array of surface analysis techniques such as Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
Líney Árnadóttir’s research group primarily uses computational methods to study chemical processes on surfaces with applications in renewable energy and material degradation. Kinetic modeling and density functional theory are the main computational approaches used to gain atomistic insights into these processes. The group frequently collaborates with experimental groups and uses experimental surface science tools to complement their computational methods.