Journal Articles


  • D.V. Esposito, “Membrane Coated Electrocatalysts—an Alternative Approach to Achieving Stable and Tunable Electrocatalysis“, ACS Catalysis, 2017, (Just accepted manuscript). doi: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03374. Download here.
  • A. E. Dorfi, A.C. West, D.V. Esposito, “Quantifying Losses in Photoelectrode Performance due to Single Hydrogen Bubbles”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 2017. (Just accepted manuscript) Download here.
  • J.T. Davis, J. Qi, X. Fan, J. Bui, D.V. Esposito, “Floating Membraneless PV-Electrolyzer Based on Buoyancy-Driven Product Separation”,  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017. (Manuscript accepted).
  • D.V. Esposito, “Membraneless Electrolyzers for Low-Cost Hydrogen Production in a Renewable Energy Future”. Joule, 1, 1-8, 2017. (In Press) Download here.
  • O.O. Talabi, A.E. Dorfi, G.D. O’Neil, D.V. Esposito, “Membraneless Electrolyzers for the Simultaneous Production of Acid and Base”. Chemical Communications, 53, 8006-8009 2017. Part of the 2017 Emerging Investigators Issue. Download here.
  • D.V. Esposito, Y. Lee, N.Y. Labrador, H. Yoon, P. Haney, A.A. Talin, V. Szalai, T.P. Moffat, “Deconvoluting the Influences of 3-D Structure on the Performance of Photoelectrodes for Solar-Driven Water Splitting”.  Sustainable Energy & Fuels, vol. 1, 154-173, 2017.  Download here.
  • J.T. Davis, D.V. Esposito, “Limiting Photocurrent Analysis of a Wide Channel Photoelectrochemical Flow Reactor”,  Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.,  vol. 50, 8, 11 pp, 2017. (Special Issue on Solar Fuels). Download here.


  • N. Y. Labrador, X. Li, Y. Liu, J. T. Koberstein, R. Wang, H. Tan, T. P. Moffat, and D. V. Esposito, “Enhanced Performance of Si MIS Photocathodes Containing Oxide-Coated Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts” , Nano Letters, vol. 16, 6452-6459, 2016. Download here.
  • G.D. O’Neil, C. Christian, D.E. Brown, D.V. Esposito, “Hydrogen Production with a Simple and Scalable Membraneless Electrolyzer”. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 162, F3012-F3019, 2016. Download  here (Open Access).
  • D.V. Esposito and D. Steingart, “Additive Manufacturing and Electrochemistry” ECS Interface, Vol. 25, Editorial published in Spring 2016 Special Issue of ECS Interface. Download here. (Open Access)

2015 and earlier

  • D.V. Esposito, J.B. Baxter, J. John, N.S. Lewis, T.P. Moffat, T. Ogitsu, G.D. O’Neil, T.A. Pham, A.A. Talin, J.M. Velazquez, B.C. Wood. “Methods of Photoelectrode Characterization with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution.” Energy & Environmental Science. vol. 8, 2863-2885, 2015.
  • J. M. Velazquez, J. John, D. V. Esposito, A. Pieterick, R. A. Pala, G. Sun, X. Zhou, Z. Huang, S. Ardo, M. P. Soriaga, B. S. Brunschwig and N. Lewis. “A Scanning Probe Investigation of the Role of Surface Motifs in the Behavior of p-WSe2 Photocathodes.” Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 9, 164-175, 2015.
  •  D.V. Esposito, I. Levin, T.P. Moffat, and A.A. Talin. “Hydrogen Evolution at Si-based Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Photoelectrodes Enhanced by Inversion Channel Charge Collection and Hydrogen Spillover.” Nature Materials, vol. 12, 562-568 (2013). (Highlighted as a NIST tech beat item and in EARTH Magazine)
  • D.V. Esposito*, R.V Forest*, Y. Chang, N. Gaillard, B.E. McCandless, S. Hou, K.H. Lee, R.W. Birkmire, and J.G. Chen, “Photoelectrochemical Reforming of Glucose for Hydrogen Production using a WO3-based Tandem Cell Device”. Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 5, 9091-9099, 2012. *shared first-authorship.
  • D.V. Esposito, S.T. Hunt, Y. Kimmel, and J.G. Chen, “A New Class of Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production from Water Electrolysis: Metal Monolayers Supported on Low-Cost Transition Metal Carbides”. Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 134, 3025-3033, 2012. (Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News)
  • M. C. Weidman, D.V. Esposito, Y.C. Hsu, and J.G. Chen, “Comparison of Electrochemical Stability of Transition Metal Carbides (WC, W2C, Mo2C) Over a Wide pH Range”. Journal of Power Sources, vol. 202, 11-17, 2012.
  • Y. Kimmel, D.V. Esposito, R.W. Birkmire, and J.G. Chen, “Effect of Surface Carbon on the Hydrogen Evolution Reactivity of Tungsten Carbide (WC) and Pt-modified WC Electrocatalysts”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 37, 3019-3024, 2012.
  • D.V. Esposito and J.G. Chen, “Monolayer Platinum Supported on Tungsten Carbides as Low-Cost Electrocatalysts: Opportunities and Limitations”. Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 4, 3900-3912, 2011. (Invited Perspective, selected as a high impact review article on electrocatalysis research on EES website)
  • I.J. Hsu, D.V. Esposito, E. Mahoney, A. Black, and J.G. Chen, “Particle Shape Control using Pulse Electrodeposition: Methanol Oxidation as a Probe Reaction on Pt Dendrites and Cubes”. Journal of Power Sources, vol. 196, 8307-8312, 2011.
  • D.V. Esposito, Y. Chang, J.G. Chen, R.W. Birkmire, and N. Gaillard, “Hydrogen Production from Photo-driven Electrolysis of Biomass-derived Oxygenates: A Case Study on Methanol using Pt-modified WO3 Thin Film Electrodes”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, 9632-9644, 2011.
  • D.V. Esposito, S.T. Hunt, A.L. Stottlemyer, K.D. Dobson, B.E. McCandless, R.W. Birkmire, and J.G. Chen, “Low-Cost Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts Based on Monolayer Platinum on Tungsten Monocarbide (WC) Substrates”. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 49, 9859-9862, 2010. (Cover article and Angewandte Chemie press release)
  • M. C. Weidman, D.V. Esposito, I.J. Hsu , and J.G. Chen, “Electrochemical Stability of Tungsten and Tungsten Monocarbide (WC) Over Wide pH and Potential Ranges”. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 157, F179-F188, 2010.
  • W. Y. Yin, D.V. Esposito, S. Yang, C. Ni, J. G. Chen, G. Zhao, Z. Zhang, C. Hu, M. Cao, and Bingqing Wei, “Controlling Novel Red-Light Emissions by Doping In2O3 Nano/Microstructures with Interstitial Nitrogen”. J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 114, 13234-13240, 2010.
  • D.V. Esposito, O.Y. Goue, K.D. Dobson, B.E. McCandless, J.G. Chen, and R.W. Birkmire, “A New Photoelectrochemical Test Cell and Its Use for a Combined Two- and Three-Electrode Approach to Cell Testing”. Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 80, 125107, 2009.
  • D.V. Esposito, K.D. Dobson, B.E. McCandless, R.W. Birkmire, and J.G. Chen, “Comparative Study of Tungsten Monocarbide and Platinum as Counter Electrodes in Polysulfide-Based Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells”. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 156, pp. B962-B969, 2009.
  • E.C. Weigert, D.V. Esposito, and J.G. Chen, “Cyclic Voltammetry and XPS studies of Electrochemical Stability of Clean and Pt-Modified Tungsten and Molybdenum Carbide (WC and Mo2C) Films”. Journal of Power Sources, vol. 193, pp. 501-506, 2009.
  • J.M. Meacham, M.J. Varady, D.V. Esposito, F.L. Degertekin, and A.G. Fedorov, “Micromachined Ultrasonic Atomizer For Liquid Fuels”. Atomization and Sprays, vol. 18, pp. 163-190, 2008.


  • D.V. Esposito, A.A. Talin, and T.P. Moffat, “Photoactive article, process for making, and use of same”. US Patent No. 9,562,292, 2017.
  • D.V. Esposito, J.G. Chen, and R.W. Birkmire, “Methods and Devices for PV Electrolysis”. UD11-05, UOD-341USP, 2010.