Journal Articles

22. 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.

21.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.

20. 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.

19. 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).

18. 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)

17.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.

16. 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.

15. 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)

14. 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.

13. 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)

12. 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.

11. 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.

10. 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)

9. 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.

8. 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.

7. 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)

6. 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.

5. 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.

4. 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.

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. 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.