Publications involving SEM data


  1. Luis J. Bastarrachea, David W. Britt & Ali Demirci, “Lactococcus lactis Biofilms in Bioreactors for the Production of Nisin,” Food and Bioprocess Technology (2022).
  2. Luis J. Bastarrachea, David W. Britt, Robert E. Ward & Ali Demirci, “Development of bioactive solid support for immobilized Lactobacillus casei biofilms and the production of lactic acid,” Bioprocess Biosyst Eng 45, 217–226 (2022).
  3. Junnan Geng, Gregory Jensen, Kyle Jackson, Jefferson Pontsler, Venkatakrishnan Rengarajan, YanSun, David Britt & Yu Huang, “Versatile activity and morphological effects of zinc oxide submicron particles as anticancer agents”, Nanomedicine, published Online:30 Mar 2022.
  4. Venkatakrishnan Rengarajan, Angela Clyde, Jefferson Pontsler, Jonathan Valiente, Adreann Peel, and Yu Huang, “Assessing Leachable Cytotoxicity of 3D-Printed Polymers and Facile Detoxification Methods”, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, published Online:13 Jan. 2022.
  5. Ji-Jhong Chen, Youping Sun, Kelly Kopp, Lorence Oki, Scott B. Jones and Lawrence Hipps, “Effects of water availability on Leaf trichome density and plant growth and development of shepherdia xutahensis,” Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 855858 (2022).


  1. M. Houser, A.K.Ault, D.L. Newell, J.P.Evans, “Nanoscale Textural and Chemical Evolution of Silica Fault Mirrors in the Wasatch Fault Damage Zone, Utah, USA,” Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, 22 (3), e2020GC009368 (2021).
  2. McDermott, R.G., Ault, A.K., Caine, J.S., 2021, Dating fault damage along the eastern Denali fault zone with hematite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 563, 116872 (2021).
  3. Park, N., Walsh, M.K., "Microbial inhibitory properties of maltodextrin fattyacid esters against food-related microorganisms," LWT - Food Science and Technology, 147, 111664 (2021)
  4. M. Lange and T.-C. Shen, Fabrication of height-modulated carbon nanotube forests: morphologies and prospects for broadband absorption, Carbon Trends 4, 100070 (2021).
  5. Potter M.*, Deakin J.*, Cartwright A.*, Hortin J., Sparks D., Anderson A.J., McLean J., Jacobson A., Britt D. (2021). “Absence of nanoparticle-induced drought tolerance in nutrient sufficient wheat seedlings.” Environmental Science and Technology (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c00453.
  6. Jian Luo, Bo, Hu, Wenda Wu, Maowei Hu, Leo Liu “Nickel‐Catalyzed Electrochemical C(sp 3 )−C(sp 2 ) Cross‐Coupling Reactions of Benzyl Trifluoroborate and Organic Halides” Angewandte Chemie (international ed.)  60 (11) 6107-6116 (2021).
  7. Madison P. Taylor, Alexis Ault, Margaret L. Odlum, Dennis L. Newell, “Shallow Rupture Propagation of Pleistocene Earthquakes Along the Hurricane Fault, UT, Revealed by Hematite (U-Th)/He Thermochronometry and Textures,” Geophysical research letters, 48 (17), e2021GL094379 (2021).
  8. M.L. Odlum*, A.K. Ault, M.A. Channer , and G. Calzolari,  “Seismicity recorded in hematite fault mirrors in the Rio Grande rift,” Geosphere (2021).
  9. Ashley W. Provow, Dennis L. Newell , Carol M. Dehler, Alexis K. Ault, W. Adolph Yonkee, Stuart N. Thomson , and Kevin H. Mahan, “Revised Maximum Depositional Age for the Ediacaran Browns Hole Formation: Implications for Western Laurentia Neoproterozoic Stratigraphy,” Lithosphere, 2021(1), 1757114, (2021).
  10. Tong Zhang, Shaun Debow, Fuzhan Song, Yuqin Qian, William R. Creasy, Brendan G. DeLacy, and Yi Rao*, “Interface Catalysis of Nickel Molybdenum (NiMo) Alloys on Two-Dimensional (2D) MXene for Enhanced Hydrogen Electrochemistry”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 46, 11361–11370
  11. Fuzhan Song, Tong Zhang, Yuqin Qian, Jeremy Shaw, Shutang Chen, Gugang Chen, Yujie Sun*, Yi Rao*, “Multifunctional electrocatalysts of nickel boride nanoparticles for superior hydrogen oxidation and water splitting”,  Materials Today Energy, 2021, 22, 100846.
  12. Tong Zhang, Fuzhan Song, Yuqin Qian, Hong Gao, Jeremy Shaw, and Yi Rao*,“Elemental Engineering of High-Charge-Density Boron in Nickel as Multifunctional Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation and Water Splitting”,ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021,
  13. Shaun Debow, Tong Zhang, Xusheng Liu, Fuzhan Song, Yuqin Qian, Jian Han, Kathleen Maleski, Zachary B. Zander, William R. Creasy, Danielle L. Kuhn, Yury Gogotsi, Brendan G. DeLacy, and Yi Rao*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 19, 10473–10482.
  1. Andrew T. Gagon; David W. Britt; Luis J. Bastarrachea, “Zein modified antimicrobial polypropylene: Characterization and reusability upon UV-A light exposure,” LWT-Food Science and Technology 102, 108983 (2020).
  2. Wei Zhang, Fangjun Lin, Yan Liu, Han Zhang, Timothy A. Gilbertson, and Anhong Zhou; “Spatiotemporal dynamic monitoring of fatty acid–receptor interaction on single living cells by multiplexed Raman imaging,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 117 (7) 3518-3527, (2020).
  3. Calzolari, G., Ault, A.K., Hirth, G.E., McDermott, R.G. “Hematite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry detects asperity flash heating during laboratory earthquakes,”  Geology, 48, (2020).
  4. Alexis K. Ault “Hematite fault rock thermochronometry and textures inform fault zone processes,” Journal of Structural Geology, 133, 104002 (2020).
  5. Kevin Nielson, Jian Lou, Leo Liu, “Optimizing Calcium Electrolytes by Solvent Manipulation for Calcium Batteries,” Battery & Supercaps, 3, 1-8, (2020).
  6. Yujing Bi, Shuijian He, Chuanbin Fan, Jian Luo, Bing Yuan, Leo Liu, “A robust ionic liquid magnesium electrolyte enabling Mg/S batteries,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020.
  7. Han Zhang, Ana C. Silva, Wei Zhang, Heloisa Rutigliano, Anhong Zhou; “Raman Spectroscopy characterization extracellular vesicles from bovine placenta and peripheral blood mononuclear cells”, PLOS 1, 15(7): e0235214.
  8. Sun, T. Zhang, L. Tan, D. Zhou, Y. Qian, X. Gao, F. Song, H. Bian, Z. Lu, J. Dang, H. Gao, J. Shaw, S. Chen, G. Chen, Y. Zao; “Interface Catalysts of Ni/Co2N for Hydrogen Electrochemistry”; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12 (26), 29357-29364, (2020). 10.1021/acsami.0c06644
  9. Venkatakrishnan Rengarajan, Junnan Jeng, Yu Huang; “Fabrication of Tapered 3D Microstructure Arrays Using Dual-Exposure Lithography (DEL)”, Micromachines, 11(10), 903 (2020). https: //
  10. Cheng Chen, Venkatakrishnan Rengarajan, Andrew Kjar, Yu Huang;  “A matrigel-free method to generate matured human cerebral organoids using 3D-Printed microwell arrays”, Bioactive Material , 6(4), 1130-1139, 2021.
  11. Matthew Potter, Cynthia Hanson, Anne J. Anderson, Elizabeth Vargis & David W. Britt, “Abiotic stressors impact outer membrane vesicle composition in a beneficial rhizobacterium: Raman spectroscopy characterization,” Scientific Reports, 10, 21289 (2020).
  12. Cooperdock, E.H.G., and Ault, A.K., 2020, Fe-oxide (U-Th)/He thermochronology: new perspectives on faults, fluids, and heat, invited review article, Elements, v. 16, p. 319-324.


  1. Zhang, X.; Licon, A. L.; Harris, T. I.; Oliveira, P. F.; McFarland, B. J.; Taurone, B. E.; Walsh, B. J.; Bell, B. E.; Walker, C. T.; Lewis, R. V.; Jones, J. A. “Silkworms with Spider Silklike Fibers Using Synthetic Silkworm Chow Containing Calcium Lignosulfonate, Carbon Nanotubes, and Graphene,” ACS Omega, 4 (3), 4832-4838, (2019).
  2. Han Zhang; Ethan Smith; Wei Zhang; Anhong Zhou; “Inkjet printed microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPAD)for glucose colorimetric detection in artificial urine,” Biomedical Microdevices, 21 (3), 48, (2019).
  3. Song, F.; Li, W.; Yang, J.; Han, G.; Yan, T.; Liu, X.; Rao, Y.; Liao, P.; Cao, Z.; Sun, Y. “Interfacial sites between cobalt nitride and cobalt act as bifunctional catalysts for hydrogen electrochemistry,” ACS Energy Lett., 4, 1594-1601, (2019).
  4. Behbahanian, A.; Roberts, N. A. “Large Area Substrate-Based Nanofabrication of Controllable and Customizable Gold Nanoparticles Via Capped Dewetting,” J. Vis. Exp.(144), e58827, doi:10.3791/58827 (2019).
  5. Bastarrachea, Luis “Antimicrobial polypropylene with ε-poly (lysine): Effectiveness under UV-A light and food storage applications,” LWT-Food Science and Technology 102, p. 276-283 (2019).
  6. Luo, Jian; Bi, Yujing; Zhang, Liping; Zhang, Xiaoyin; Liu, Leo “A Stable, Non‐Corrosive Perfluorinated Pinacolatoborate Mg Electrolyte for Rechargeable Mg Batteries,” Angew. Chem. Int.Ed, 58 (21), 6967–6971 (2019).
  7. Abul B. M. Giasuddin; Anthony Cartwright; Kyle Jackson; David Britt, “One-Step Hydrophobic Silica Nanoparticle Synthesis at the Air/Water Interface,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 7, (6), 6204-6212, (2019).
  8. Brian Wood; Jordan Lee; Greg Wilson; T.-C. Shen; J. R. Dennison, “Secondary Electron Yield Measurements of Carbon Nanotube Forests: Dependence on Morphology and Substrate,” IEEE Trans. on Plasma Sci.”, 47, (8), 3801-3809, (2019).  DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2019.2921505
  9. Ozkan Fidan; Jixun Zhan, “Discovery and Engineering of an endophytic Pseudomonas strain from Taxus chinensis for efficient production of zeaxanthin diglucoside,” Journal of Biological Engineering, 13, 66, (2019).
  10. Harris, T.I.; Paterson, C.A.; Farjood, F; Wadsworth, I.D.; Caldwell, L.; Lewis, R.V.; Jones, J.A.; Vargis, E. “Utilizing Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins To Develop a Synthetic Bruch’s Membrane for Modeling the Retinal Pigment Epithelium,” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 5 (8), 4023-4036, (2019).
  11. A.K. Ault; J.L. Jensen; R.G. McDermott; F.-A. Shen; B.R. Van Devener, “Nanoscale evidence for temperature-induced transient rheology and postseismic fault healing,” Geology, 47 (12), 1203–1207 (2019).
  12. K. V. Nielson; L. Zhang, Q. Zhang; T. L. Liu, “A Strategic High Yield Synthesis of 2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone Based MOFs,” Inorg. Chem. 58, (16), 10756-10760 (2019).
  13. Portman ZM; Orr MC, Griswold T “A review and updated classification of pollen gathering behavior in bees (HymenopteraApoidea),” Journal of Hymenoptera Research 71: 171-208.
  14. Abul Bashar Giasuddin; David W. Britt, “Microwave Assisted Sol-Gel Synthesis of Silica-Spider Silk Composites,” Molecules 24 (14), 2521, (2019).
  15. Andrew T. Gagon; David W. Britt; Luis J. Bastarrachea*, “Antimicrobial Light-Activated Polypropylene Modified with Chitosan: Characterization and Reusability,” J.Agric. Food Chem. (2019).
  16. Wei Zhang; Qifei Li; Mingjie Tang; Hang Zhang; Xiaoping Sun; Sige Zou; Judy L. Jensen; Theodore G. Liou; Anhong Zhou; “A multi-scale approach to study biochemical and biophysical aspects of resveratrol on diesel exhaust particle-human primary lung cell interaction, “ Scientific Reports, 9, 18178 (2019).
  17. Ault, A.K., Gautheron, C., King, G., 2019, Innovations in (U-Th)/He, fission track, and trapped charge thermochronometry with applications to earthquakes, weathering, surface-mantle connections, and growth and decay of mountains, invited review article for AGU Centennial, Tectonics, v. 38, p. 3705-3739, 


  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.* “Electrolyzer 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).
  11. Song, F.; Li, Wei; Yang, Jiaqi; Han, Guanqun.; Liao, Peilin; Sun, Yujie* “Interfacing nickel nitride and nickel boosts both electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution and oxidation reactions,” Nature Communications, 9, 4351, (2018).
  12. Astrid Jacobson, Stephanie Doxey, Matthew Potter, Joshua Adams, David Britt, Paul McManus, Joan E. McLean, and Anne Anderson, “Interactions Between a Plant Probiotic and Nanoparticles on Plant Responses Related to Drought Tolerance,” Industrial Biotechnology, 14 (3) pp 6619-6627 (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).
  21. L. Newell, J. L. Jensen, C. M. Frantz, M. D. Vanden Berg, “Great Salt Lake (Utah) Microbialite δ13C, δ18O, and δ15N Record Fluctuations in Lake Biogeochemistry Since the Late Pleistocene,Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, 18 (10), 3631-3645, (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).
  21. Chalita Sriladda, Heidi A. Kratsch, Steven R. Larson, Thomas A. Monaco, FenAnn Shen, Roger K. Kjelgren,  “Interspecific Hybrid of Xeric Shepherdia rotundifolia and Riparian Shepherdia argentea: Description, and Traits Suitable for Low-water Urban Landscapes,” HortiScience, 51, (7), 822-828 (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).
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  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).


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