Journal Articles & Book Chapters


  • A. Baxter, J. Abed, D. Fraga Alvarez, D. Zhou, T. Sargent, D. V. Esposito, “Nanoscopic Silicon Oxide Overlayers Improve the Performance of Ruthenium Oxide Electrocatalysts Towards the Oxygen Evolution Reaction”. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2023, 170 054503. Download here (note: this article is Open Access).
  • S. He, S. Okuno, F. W. Ng, X. Pang, D. V. Esposito, N. M. Orchanian, M. L. Steigerwald, X. Roy, C. Nuckolls, “Functional Monolayers on a Superatomic Pegboard”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145 (15), 8314-8318. Download here.
  • F. Aydin, M. F. Andrade, R. S. Stinson, A. Zagalskaya, D. Schwalbe-Oda, Z. Chen, S. Sharma, A. Maiti, D.V.  Esposito, S. Ardo, T. Pham, T. Ogitsu, “Mechanistic Insights on Permeation of Water over Iron Cations in Nanoporous Silicon Oxide Films for Selective H2 and O2 Evolution”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15 (14), P17814-17824. Download here.
  • Mallapragada, D., Dvorkin, Y., Modestino, M., Esposito, D.V., Smith, W., Hodge, B.M., Harold, M., Donnelly, V., Nuz, A., Bloomquist, C. and Baker, K., “Decarbonization of the Chemical Industry through Electrification: Barriers and Opportunities”Joule, 2023, 7 (1), P23-41.


  • X. Pang, S. Verma, G. Liu, D. V. Esposito, “Membrane-free Electrochemical CO2 Conversion using Serially-Connected Porous Flow-Through Electrodes”. Joule, 2022, 6 (12), P2745-2761. Download here.
  • W. Stinson, K. Brayton, S. Ardo, A. Alec Talin, D. V. Esposito, “Quantifying the Influence of Defects on Selectivity of Electrodes Encapsulated by Nanoscopic Silicon Oxide Overlayers”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14 (50), ppt. 55480-55490. Download here.
  • J. Vos, A. Bhardwaj, A. Jeremiasse, D. V. Esposito, M. Koper, “Probing the Effects of Electrode Composition and Morphology on the Effectiveness of Silicon Oxide Overlayers to Enhance Selective Oxygen Evolution in the Presence of Chloride Ions”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 2022, 126 (48), ppg. 20314-20325. Download here.
  • P. Badjatya, A. Akca, D. Fraga Alvarez, B. Chang, S. Ma, X. Pang, E. Wang, Q. Van Hinsberg, D.V. Esposito, S. Kawashima, “Carbon-Negative Cement Manufacturing from Seawater-Derived Magnesium Feedstocks”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2022, 119 (34) e2114680119. Download here.
  • N. Mahmud, M. H.Ibrahim, D. V. Fraga Alvarez, D. V. Esposito, M. H. El-Naas
    “Evaluation of parameters controlling calcium recovery and CO2 uptake from desalination reject brine: An optimization approach”, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 369 (1), 133405, 2022. Download here.
  • A.H. Akca, S. Ma, D.V. Esposito, S. Kawshima, “Evaluation of Mechanical Performance of Compacted Magnesium Hydroxide after Carbonation Curing”.  Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 34 (5), 04022056, 2022. Download here.
  • M. J. Ginsberg, M. Venkatraman, D.V. Esposito, V. M. Fthenakis, “Minimizing the cost of hydrogen production through dynamic polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzer operation”. Cell Reports Physical Science, vol. 3, 100935, 2022. Download here.
  • D.V. Esposito, V. Giulimondi, J. Vos, M. T. M. Koper, “Design Principles for Oxide-Encapsulated Electrocatalysts”, book chapter in Ultrathin Oxide Layers for Solar and Electrocatalytic Systems, Energy and Environment Series, Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/9781839163708-00167, 2022.
  • D.V. Esposito and H. Frei, “Outlook“, book chapter in Ultrathin Oxide Layers for Solar and Electrocatalytic Systems, Energy and Environment Series, Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/9781839163708-00342, 2022.
  • N. Mahmud, D.V. Fraga Alvarez, M.H. Ibrahim, M.H. El-Naas, D.V. Esposito, “Magnesium recovery from desalination reject brine as pretreatment for membraneless electrolysis”. Desalination, vol. 525, 115489, 2022. Download here.


  • X. Liu, B. Li, F. A. Soto, X. Li, R. R. Unocic, P. B. Balbuena, A. R. Harutyunyan, J. Hone, D. V. Esposito, “Enhancing Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide via a Molecular Proton Mediator ”. ACS Catalysis, 11, 12159–12169, 2021. Download here.
  • A. E. Dorfi, J. Yan, J. Wright, D.V. Esposito, “Compressed Sensing Image Reconstruction of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Measurements Carried Out at Ultrahigh Scan Speeds Using Continuous Line Probes”. Anal. Chem., 93, 37, 12574–12581, 2021. Download here.
  • A. Bhardwaj, J. Vos, M.S. Beatty,  A.F. Baxter, M.T.M. Koper, N. Y. Yip, D.V. Esposito, “Silicon Oxide-Encapsulated Electrocatalysts for Selective Oxygen Evolution in Chloride-Containing Electrolytes”. ACS Catalysis, 11, 1316–1330, 2021. Download here.


  • M.S. Beatty, A. Haley, E. Gillette,  D.V. Esposito, “Controlling the Relative Fluxes of Protons and Oxygen to Electrocatalytic Buried Interfaces with Tunable Silicon Oxide Overlayers.” ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 3, 12, 12338-12350, 2020. Download here.
  • X. Pang, J. Davis, A. Harvey, D.V. Esposito, “Framework for evaluating the performance limits of membraneless electrolyzers”. Energy & Environmental Science, vol. 13, 3663-3678, 2020. *Note* This is an open access article that is freely available for download through this link: Download here.
  • S. Ma, A. H. Akca, D.V. Esposito, S. Kawashima, “Influence of aqueous carbonate species on the hydration and carbonation behavior of reactive MgO cement”. Journal of CO2 Utilization, vol. 41, 101260, 2020. Download here.
  • A. E. Dorfi, S. Zhou, A.C. West, J. Wright, D.V. Esposito, “Probing the Speed Limits of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy with In situ Colorimetric Imaging”. ChemElectroChem, vol. 7, 2424-2432, 2020. Download here.
  • Mark T. Spitler, Miguel A. Modestino, Todd G. Deutsch, Chengxiang X. Xiang, James R. Durrant, Daniel V. Esposito, Sophia Haussener, Stephen Maldonado, Ian D. Sharp, Bruce A. Parkinson, David S. Ginley, Frances A. Houle, Thomas Hannappel, Nathan R. Neale, Daniel G. Nocera and Paul C. McIntyre.  “Practical Challenges in the Development of Photoelectrochemical Solar Fuels Production”. Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2020). Doi: 10.1039/C9SE00869A. Download here.
  • J.C. Bui, J.T. Davis,  D.V. Esposito, “3D Printed Clickable Membraneless Electrode Assemblies for Water Electrolysis”. Sustainable Energy & Fuels , vol. 4, 213-225, 2020. Download here.
  • Y. Liu, H. You, Y. Kimmel, D.V. Esposito,  J.G. Chen, T.P. Moffat, “Self-terminating Electrodeposition of Pt on WC Electrocatalysts”. Applied Surface Science, vol. 28, 144472, 2020. Download here.


  • X. Liu, B. Li, X. Li, A. Harutyunyan, J. Hone, D.V. Esposito, “The Critical Role of Electrolyte Gating on the Performance of Monolayer MoS2 Electrocatalysts”. Nano Letters, vol. 19, 11, 8118-8124, 2019. Download here.
  • A. E. Dorfi, H. Kuo, V. Smirnova, J. Wright, D.V. Esposito, “Scanning Electrochemical Microscope for High Throughput Imaging with Continuous Line Probes”. Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 90, pp 083702, 2019. Download here.
  • J. Davis, D. Brown, X. Pang, D.V. Esposito, “High Speed Video Investigation of Bubble Dynamics and Current Density Distributions in Membraneless Electrolyzers”.  Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 166 (4), pp F312-F321, 2019. Download here.


  • N. Labrador, J. Robinson, H. Chen, B. Sartor, D.V. Esposito, “Silicon Oxide-Encapsulated Platinum Thin Films as Highly Active Electrocatalysts for Carbon Monoxide and Methanol Oxidation”.  ACS Catalysis, vol. 8, pp 11423–11434, 2018. Download here.
  • M. Beatty, H. Chen, B. Lee, N. Labrador, D.V. Esposito, “Structure-Property Relationships Describing the Buried Interface Between Silicon Oxide Overlayers and Electrocatalytic Platinum Thin Films”. J. Materials Chemistry A. vol. 6, pp 22287-22300, 2018. Download here. (Emerging Investigators 2018 Issue)
  • G.D. O’Neil, H. Kuo, D. Lomax, J. Wright, D.V. Esposito, “Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy: Beyond the Point Probe”, Analytical Chemistry, 90 (19), pp 11531–11537, 2018. Download here.
  • M. Dadgar, D. Scullion, K. Kang, D. Esposito, E. H. Yang, I. P. Herman, M. A. Pimenta, E.-J. G. Santos, and A. N. Pasupathy , “Strain Engineering and Raman Spectroscopy of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”, Chemistry of Materials, vol. 30 (15) pp 5148-5155, 2018. Download here.
  • N. Y. Labrador, E. L. Songcuan, C. De Silva, Han Chen, Sophia Kurdziel, Ranjith K. Ramachandran, Christophe Detavernier, D.V. Esposito, “Hydrogen Evolution at the Buried Interface between Pt Thin Films and Silicon Oxide Nanomembranes”. ACS Catalysis, vol. 8, pp 1767–1778, 2018. Download here.
  • D.V. Esposito, “Membrane Coated Electrocatalysts—an Alternative Approach to Achieving Stable and Tunable Electrocatalysis“, ACS Catalysis, vol. 8, pp 457–465, 2018. 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, vol. 43 (3), pp 1224–1238, 2018. Download here. Highlighted in a Columbia University press release.


  • A. E. Dorfi, A.C. West, D.V. Esposito, “Quantifying Losses in Photoelectrode Performance due to Single Hydrogen Bubbles”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., vol. 121 (48), pp 26587–26597, 2017. Download here.
  • D.V. Esposito, “Membraneless Electrolyzers for Low-Cost Hydrogen Production in a Renewable Energy Future”. Joule, 1, 1-8, 2017. 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. 163, 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).