Lyudmila V. Moskaleva is an Associate Professor at the University of the Free State, South Africa, in the Department of Chemistry. She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2001 from Emory University, USA, and her MSc in Chemistry in 1997 from the Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2002-2006 she was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and a postdoctoral fellow at Technische Universität München, Germany. From 2009 to 2018 she was a principal investigator funded by DFG at Universität Bremen, Germany, and since 2013 till 2023 also a project leader in the transregio research unit NAGOCAT funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) devoted to a comprehensive study of nanoporous gold as a catalyst. Her group investigates surface reactivity of solids at the atomic level using first-principles quantum-chemical methods, molecular dynamics, statistical theory, microkinetic modeling, and thermodynamics.

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