Ivan Gladich | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ivan Gladich

Dr. Ivan Gladich

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

  • Phone+974 4454 2651
  • Office location0436, Ground Floor, B2


Ivan Gladich received his master’s in physics from the University of Trieste and, afterwards, he was a post doc at Purdue University, USA, at the Academy of Science of Czech Republic, and at the International School for Advanced Studies, (SISSA), in Italy. He joined the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in 2015. 

His main field of expertise is the use of computational physical chemistry tools for the investigation of molecular-level processes occurring at technological and atmospheric relevant interfaces.


Research Interests

  • Design of novel CO2 capture and mineralization pathways for the conversion of carbon dioxide in added-value products/chemicals.
  • Computational modelling of XPS spectra for applications in catalysis and (heterogeneous) chemistry, in general.
  • Free energy methods for the computations of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of chemical reactions.
  • Heterogeneous physicochemical processes on atmospheric aerosol interfaces by classical and first principle molecular dynamics.


Permanent Scientist


June 2015 – Present
  • Research Assistant

    International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.

    January 2013 -- 31 May 2015
  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic.

    24 January 2011 -- 31 December 2012
  • Dreyfus Postdoctoral Associate

    Purdue University, USA

    3 January 2009 -- 4 January 2011


Ph.D. in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics

University of Trieste/International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy

28 April 2009
  • Master in Physics

    University of Trieste, Italy

    26 September 2005

Selected Publications

  • X. Kong, D. Castarede, E. S. Thomson, A. Boucly, L. Artiglia, M. Ammann, I. Gladich*, and J. B. C. Pettersson

    “A Novel Surface-Catalyzed Redox Reaction Occurs Spontaneously on Solvating Inorganic Aerosol Surfaces”. Science, Vol. 374. Issue 6568, (2021)

  • I. Gladich*, Shuzhen Chen, Mario Vazdar, Anthony Boucly, Huanyu Yang, Markus Ammann, Luca Artiglia:

    “The Surface Propensity of Aqueous Atmospheric Bromine at the Liquid-Gas Interface”. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11, 3422-3429, (2020)

  • J. Zhong, M. A. Carignano, S. Kais, X. C. Zeng, J.S. Francisco, I. Gladich*:

    “Tuning the Stereoselectivity and Solvation Selectivity at Interfacial and Bulk Environments by Changing Solvent Polarity: Isomerization of Glyoxal in Different Solvent Environments”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 5535--5543, (2018)

  • L. Artiglia, J. Edebeli, F. Orlando, S. Chen, Ming-Tao Lee, P. Corral Arroyo, A. Gilgen, T. Bartels-Rausch, A. Kleibert, M. Vazdar, M. A. Carignano, J. S. Francisco, P. B. Shepson, I. Gladich* and M. Ammann:

    “A surface-stabilized ozonide triggers bromide oxidation at the aqueous solution-vapor interface.” Nat. Commun., 8, 700, (2017)

  • Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4WiO-cYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate