Publications involving SEM data


  1. Song, F.; Li, W.; Han, G.; Sun, Y.* “Electropolymerization of aniline on nickel-based electrocatalysts substantially enhances their performance for hydrogen evolution,” ACS Appl. Energy. Mater., 1, 3-8, (2018).
  2. Li, W.; Jiang, N.; Hu, B.; Liu, X.; Song, F.; Han, G.; Jordan, T. J.; Hanson, T. B.; Liu, T. L.; Sun, Y.* “Eelectrolyzer design for flexible decoupled water splitting and organic upgrading with electron reservoirs,” Chem, 4, 637-649 (2018).
  3. Calzolari, G.; Rossetti, F.; Ault, A.K., Lucci, F.; Olivetti, V., Nozaem, R. “Hematite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry constrains strike-slip faulting on the Kuh-e-Faghan fault, central Iran,” Tectonophysics, v. 728-729, p. 41-54,  (2018).
  4. White, B.C.; Behbahanian, A.; Stoker, T.M.; Fowlkes, J.D.; Hartnett, C.; Rack, P. D.; Roberts, N. A.* “The effect of different thickness alumina capping layers on the final morphology of dewet thin Ni films,” Applied Physics A, 124, 233, (2018).
  5. Gardner, L., Munro, T., Villarreal, E., Harris, K., Fronk, T., & Ban, H. “Thermal Characterization of Alkali Treated Kenaf Fibers and Kenaf-Epoxy Composites,” Fibers and Polymers, 19 (2), 393-402, (2018).
  6. Kwang-Yeol Yang, Stephanie Doxey, Joan E. McLean, David Britt, Andre Watson, Dema Al Qassy, Astrid Jacobson, Anne J. Anderson* “Remodeling of root morphology by CuO and ZnO nanoparticles: effects on drought tolerance for plants colonized by a beneficial pseudomonad”, Botany, 96 (3), 175-186, (2018).
  7. T.-C. Shen, Z. Zhou, C. M. Anderson, S. K. Thompson, K. J. Whitty, K. J. Stowers, “Synthesis of high-specific volume carbon nanotube structures for gas-phase applications,” Diamond & Related Materials 88, 230-236 (2018).
  8. Michelle  Bonebrake, Kaitlyn Anderson, Jonathan Valiente, Astrid Jacobson, Joan E. McLean, Anne Anderson*, and David Britt, “Biofilms Benefiting Plants Exposed to ZnO and CuO Nanoparticles Studied with a Root-Mimetic Hollow Fiber Membrane,” J.  Agric. Food Chem., 66 (26) pp 6619-6627 (2018)
  9. Jahromi, Hossein; Agblevor, Foster A. “Hydrotreating of guaiacol: A comparative study of Red mud-supported nickel and commercial Ni/SiO2-Al2O3 catalysts,” Applied Catalysis A, General, 558, 109-121, (2018)
  10. Jahromi, Hossein; Agblevor, Foster A. “Hydrodeoxygenation of pinyon-juniper catalytic pyrolysis oil using red mud-supported nickel catalysts,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 236, 1-12, (2018)


  1. Z. M. Portman, V. J. Tepedino, “Convergent evolution of pollen transport mode in two distantly related bee genera (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae and Melittidae),” Apidologie 48(4), 461-472 (2017).
  2. Luo, J.; He, S.; Liu, T. L.* “Tertiary Mg/MgCl2/AlCl3 Inorganic Mg2+ Electrolytes with Unprecedented Electrochemical Performance for Reversible Mg Deposition,” ACS Energy Letters, 2, 1197-1202 (2017).
  3. He, S.; Luo, J. Liu, T. L.* “MgCl2/AlCl3 Electrolytes for Reversible Mg Deposition/Stripping: Electrochemical Conditioning or Not?,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 12718-12722 (2017).
  4. You, B.; Liu, X.; Liu, X.; Sun, Y.* “Efficient H2 Evolution Coupled with Oxidative Refining of Alcohols via A Hierarchically Porous Nickel Bifunctional Electrocatalyst,” ACS Catal., 7, 4564-4570 (2017).
  5. Jiang, N.; Liu, X.; Dong, J.; You, B.; Liu, X.; Sun, Y.* “Electrocatalysis of furfural oxidation coupled with H2 evolution via nickel-based electrocatalysts in water,” ChemNanoMat, 3 , 491-495, (2017).  DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201700076 (2017).
  6. Liu, X.; You, B.; Sun, Y.* “Facile surface modification of ubiquitous stainless steel led to competent electrocatalysts for overall water splitting,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 5, 4778-4784 (2017).
  7. McDermott, R.G., Ault, A.K.., Evans, J.P., Reiners, P.W. “Thermochronometric and textural evidence for seismicity via asperity flash heating on exhumed hematite fault mirrors, Wasatch fault zone, UT, USA,” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 471, 85-93 (2017).
  8. Z. Hua, H. Ban, “A new measurement approach for interface thermal resistance using frequency-scan photothermal reflectance technique,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences”, 117, 59-67 (2017)
  9. Z. Hua, H. Ban, “Thermal diffusivity measurement of focused-ion-beam fabricated sample using photothermal reflectance technique,”  Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 054901 (2017)
  10. Munro, T., Putzeys, T., Copeland, C., Xing, C., Lewis, R., Ban, H., Glorieux, C., and Wubbenhorst, M., “Investigation of synthetic spider silk crystallinity and alignment via electrothermal, pyroelectric, literature XRD, and tensile techniques,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600480 (2017).
  11. Xing, C., Munro, T., Jensen, C., Ban, H., Copeland, C., and Lewis, R., “Thermal Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Spider Silks by Both the 3ω and Transient Electrothermal Methods,” Materials & Design, 119 (2017).
  12. J. Adams, M. Wright, H. Wagner, J. Valiente, D. Britt, A. Anderson, “Cu from dissolution of CuO nanoparticles signals changes in root morphology,” Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 110, 108-117 (2017).
  13. Anderson, A., McLean, J., Jacobson, A., Britt, D. “CuO and ZnO nanoparticles modify interkingdom cell signaling processes relevant to crop production,” J. Agric. Food Chem., (2017),
  14. Farjood F*, E. Vargis+, “Physical Disruption of Cell-Cell Contact Induces VEGF Expression in RPE Cells,” Molecular Vision, 23, 431-446 (2017).
  15. Moser, A.C., Evans, J.P., Ault, A.K., Janecke, S.U., and Bradbury, K.K., “(U-Th)/He thermochronometry reveals Pleistocene punctuated deformation and synkinematic hematite mineralization in the Mecca Hills, southernmost San Andreas Fault zone,” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 476, 87-99 (2017).
  16. Overbeck, T.J., Welker, D.L., Hughes, J.E., Steele, J.L., and Broadbent, J.R., “Transient MutS-based hypermutation system for adaptive evolution of Lactobacillus casei to low pH,” Appl Environ Microbiol, 83, e01120-17 (2017).
  17. Portman Z.M., Griswold T., “Review of Perdita subgenus Procockerellia Timberlake (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae) and the first Perdita gynandromorph,” ZooKeys, 712, 87-111 (2017). (2017).
  18. Han, G.; Jin, Y. -H.; Burgess, R. A.; Dickenson, N. E.; Cao, X. -M.; Sun, Y.* “Visible light-driven valorization of biomass intermediates integrated with H2 production catalyzed by ultrathin Ni/CdS nanosheets”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 15584-15587 (2017).
  19. You, B.; Liu, X.; Hu, G.; Gul, S.; Yano, J.; Jiang, D. E.; Sun, Y.* “Universal surface engineering of transition metals for superior electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in neutral water” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 12283-12290 (2017).
  20. Anderson, Anne J.; Kang, Beom Ryong; Kim, Young Cheol*, “The Gac/Rsm Signaling Pathway of a Biocontrol Bacterium, Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6”, Research in Plant Disease, 23 (3), 212-227 (2017).


  1. B. You, N. Jiang, X. Liu, Y. Sun, “Simultaneous H2generation and biomass upgrading in water by an efficient noble-metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, 9913-9917 (2016).
  2. N. Jiang, B. You, R. Boonstra, I. M. Terrero Rodriguez, Y. Sun, “Integrating electrocatalytic 5-hydroxymethylfurfural oxidation and hydrogen production via Co-P-derived electrocatalysts,” ACS Energy Letter 1, 386-390 (2016).
  3. X. Liu, J. Dong, B. You, Y. Sun, “Competent overall water-splitting electrocatalysts derived from ZIF-67 grown on carbon cloth,” RSC Advances 6, 73336-73342 (2016).
  4. X. Liu, B. You, X. Yu, J. Chipman, Y. Sun, “Electrochemical oxidation to construct nickel sulfides/oxides heterostructure with improvement of capacitance,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 11611-11615 (2016).
  5. B. You, Y. Sun, “Chalcogenide and phosphide solid-state catalysts for H2 generation,”  ChemPlusChem 81, 1045-1055 (2016).
  6. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, M. Bhushan, Y. Sun, “Hierarchically porous urchin-like Ni2P superstructures supported on nickel foam as efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting,” ACS Catalysis 6, 714-721 (2016).
  7. B. You, Y. Sun, Y, “Hierarchically porous nickel sulfide multifunctional superstructures,” Advanced Energy Materials 6, 1502333 (2016).
  8. N. Jiang, B. You, B., M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Bifunctionality and mechanism of electrodeposited nickel-phosphorous films for efficient overall water splitting,” ChemCatChem 8, 106-112 (2016).
  9. B. You, N. Jiang, Y. Sun, “Morphology-activity correlation in hydrogen evolution catalyzed by cobalt sulfides,” Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 3, 279-285 (2016).
  10. N. Jiang, Q. Tang, M. Sheng, B. You, D. E. Jiang, Y. Sun, “Nickel sulfides for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution under alkaline conditions: a case study of crystalline NiS, NiS2, and Ni3S2nanoparticles,” Catalysis Science & Technology 6, 1077-1084 (2016).
  11. B. You, X. Liu, N. Jiang, Y. Sun, “A general strategy for decoupled hydrogen production from water splitting by integrating oxidative biomass valorization,”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 13639-13646 (2016).
  12. M. C. Rice, J. M. Norton, F. Valois, A. Bollmann, P. J. Bottomley, M. G. Klotz,J. Laanbroek, Y. Suwa, L. Y. Stein, L. Sayavedra-Soto, T. Woyke, N. Shapiro,A. Goodwin, M. Huntemann, A. Clum, M. Pillay, N. Kyrpides, N. Varghese, Mikhailova, V. Markowitz, K. Palaniappan, N. Ivanova, D. Stamatis,B. K. Reddy, C. Yee Ngan, and Chris Daum, “Complete genome of Nitrosospira briensis C-128, an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium from agricultural soil,” Standards in Genomic Sciences 11, 46 (2016).
  13. A. Gade, J. Adams, D. W. Britt , F.-A. Shen, J. E. McLean, A. Jacobson, Y.-C. Kim, A. J. Anderson, “Ag nanoparticles generated using bio-reduction and -coating cause microbial killing without cell lysis,” Biometals 29, 211 (2016).
  14. M. Wright, J. Adams, K-Y. Yang, P. MacManus, A. Jacobson, A. Gade, J. McLean, D. Britt, AJ. Anderson, “A root-colonizing pseudomonad lessens stress responses in wheat imposed by CuO nanoparticles”, PLOS ONE 11(10):e0164635, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164635 (2016).
  15. D. Wood, D. K. Hensley, and N.A. Roberts, “Enhanced thermal conductance of polymer composites through embedding aligned carbon nanofibers,” AIMS Materials Science 3, 851-861 (2016).
  16. A. K. Ault, M. Frenzel, P. W. Reiners, N. H. Woodcock, S. N. Thomson, “Record of paleofluid circulation in faults revealed by hematite (U-Th)/He and apatite fission-track dating: an example from Gower Peninsula fault fissures, Wales,” Lithosphere 8, 379-385 (2016).
  17. Z. M. Portman, J. L. Neff, T. Griswold, T. “Revision of Perdita subgenus Heteroperdita Timberlake (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), with descriptions of two ant-like males,” Zootaxa 4214 1, 1-97 (2016)
  18. J. A. Jones, T. I. Harris, P. F. Oliveira, B. E. Bell, A. Alhabib, and R. V. Lewis, “Importance of Heat and Pressure for Solubilization of Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins in Aqueous Solution,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, 1955 (2016).
  19. T. I. Harris, D. A. Gaztambide, B. A. Day, C. L. Brock, A. L. Ruben, J. A. Jones, and R. V. Lewis, “Sticky Situation: An Investigation of Robust Aqueous-Based Recombinant Spider Silk Protein Coatings and Adhesives,” ACS Biomacromolecules 17, 3761–3772 (2016).
  20. A. K. Parchur, Q. Li, A. Zhou “Near-infrared photothermal therapy of Prussian-blue-functionalized lanthanide-iondoped inorganic/plasmonic multifunctional nanostructures for the selective targeting of HER2-expressing breast cancer cells,” Biomater. Sci. 4, 1781-1791, (2016).


  1. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, S. Gul, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “High-performance overall water splitting electrocatalysts derived from cobalt-based metal-organic frameworks,” Chemistry of Materials 27, 7636-7642 (2015).
  2. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, W. S. Drisdell, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “Bimetal-organic framework self-adjusted synthesis of support-free nonprecious electrocatalysts for efficient oxygen reduction,” ACS Catalysis 5, 7068-7076 (2015).
  3. N. Jiang, B. You, M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Electrodeposited cobalt-phosphorous-derived films as competent bifunctional catalysts for overall water splitting,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 6251-6254 (2015).
  4. B. You, N. Jiang, M. Sheng, Y. Sun, “Microwave vs solvothermal synthesis of hollow cobalt sulfide nanoprisms for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution and supercapacitor,” Chemical Communications 51, 4252-4255 (2015).
  5. A. K. Ault, P. W. Reiners, J. P. Evans, S. N. Thomson, “Linking hematite (U-Th)/He dating with the microtextural record of seismicity in the Wasatch fault damage zone, Utah, Geology 43, 771-774 (2015).
  6. J. A. Jones, T. I. Harris, C. L. Tucker, K. R. Berg, S. Y. Christy, B. A. Day, D. A. Gaztambide, N. J.C. Needham, A. L. Ruben, P. F. Oliveira, R. E. Decker, and R. V. Lewis, “More Than Just Fibers: An Aqueous Method for the Production of Innovative Recombinant Spider Silks Protein Materials,” ACS Biomacromolecules 16, 1418-1425 (2015).
  7. D. Wood, J. S. Dyer, V. A. Thurgood, N. A. Tomlin, J. H. Lehman, and T.-C. Shen, “Optical Reflection and Absorption of Carbon Nanotube Forest Films on Substrates,” Journal of applied physics 118, 013106 (2015).


  1. N. Jiang, L. Bogoev, M. Popova, S. Gul, J. Yano, Y. Sun, “Electrodeposited nickel-sulfide films as competent hydrogen evolution catalysts in neutral water,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2, 19407-19414 (2014).
  2. J. P. Evans, M. R. Prante, S. U. Janecke, A. K. Ault, D. L. Newell, “Hot faults: Iridescent slip surfaces with metallic luster document high-temperature ancient seismicity in the Wasatch fault zone, Geology 42, 623-626 (2014).
  3. C. Xing, T. Munro, B. White, H. Ban, C. G. Copeland, R. V. Lewis, “Thermophysical properties of the dragline silk of Nephila clavipes spider,” Polymer 55, 4226–4231(2014).
  4. C. L. Tucker, J. A. Jones, H. N. Bringhurst, C. G. Copeland, J. B. Addison, W. S. Weber, Q. Mou, J. L. Yarger, and R. V. Lewis, “Mechanical and Physical Properties of Recombinant Spider Silk Films Using Organic and Aqueous Solvents,” ACS Biomacromolecules 15, 3158-3170 (2014).