Dr Marco Sacchi

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
+44 (0)1483 686834
03 AZ 02


Areas of specialism

Surface Science; Materials Modelling; Computational Chemistry; Science Policy; Density Functional Theory

University roles and responsibilities

  • Chair of the Early Career Researchers' Forum of the University Doctoral College
  • Early Career Researcher Representative on the University Research & Innovation Committee
  • Energy and Materials Theme's Coordinator in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Research interests

Research projects

My publications


Recent Publications

  • Calvo-Almazán, I.; Sacchi, M.; Tamtögl, A.; Bahn, E.; Koza, M. M.; Miret-Artés, S.; Fouquet, P. Ballistic Diffusion in Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons on Graphite. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7: 5285 (2016).
  • Hedgeland, H.; Sacchi, M.; Singh, P.; McIntosh, A. J.; Jardine, A. P.; Alexandrowicz, G.; Ward, D. J.; Jenkins, S. J.; Allison, W.; Ellis, J. Mass Transport in Surface Diffusion of van der Waals Bonded Systems: Boosted by Rotations? The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7(23): 4819 (2016).
  • Sacchi, M. and S. Jenkins. "Co-Adsorption of Water and Glycine on Cu{110}." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16(13): 6101 (2014).
  • Madden, D. C., I. Temprano, M. Sacchi, M. Blanco-Rey, S. J. Jenkins and S. M. Driver. "Self-Organized Overlayers Formed by Alanine on Cu{311} Surfaces." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(32): 18589 (2014).
  • Brewer, A. Y., M. Sacchi, J. E. Parker, C. L. Truscott, S. J. Jenkins and S. M. Clarke. "Supramolecular self-assembled network formation containing N-Br halogen bonds in physisorbed overlayers." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16: 19608 (2014).
  • Sacchi, M., A. Y. Brewer, S. J. Jenkins, J. E. Parker, T. Friščić and S. M. Clarke. "Combined Diffraction and Density Functional Theory Calculations of Halogen-Bonded Cocrystal Monolayers." Langmuir 29(48): 14903 (2013).
  • Lechner, B. A. J., M. Sacchi, A. P. Jardine, H. Hedgeland, W. Allison, J. Ellis, S. J. Jenkins, P. C. Dastoor and B. J. Hinch. "Jumping, Rotating, and Flapping: The Atomic-Scale Motion of Thiophene on Cu(111)." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4(11): 1953 (2013).
  • Lechner, B. A. J., H. Hedgeland, J. Ellis, W. Allison, M. Sacchi, S. J. Jenkins and B. J. Hinch. "Quantum Influences in the Diffusive Motion of Pyrrole on Cu(111)." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52(19): 5085 (2013).
  • Brewer, A. Y., M. Sacchi, J. E. Parker, C. L. Truscott, S. J. Jenkins and S. M. Clarke. "The crystalline structure of the phenazine overlayer physisorbed on a graphite surface." Molecular Physics 111(24): 3823 (2013).