Recent workbruce gates from the lab of Professor Bruce Gates appears in Nature Nanotechnology, one of the premier journals in its field. The research presents the Gates’ lab development of new nanosensitive selective catalysts. In the same issue, Gates’ research is discussed in a “New & Views” featurethat highlights the significance of the work in its ability to program the electronic environment of active sites on metal surfaces, and indicates the significance for development of synthetic catalysts in which activity and selectivity can be carefully controlled.