2012 - current

Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction

Gu X-K. , Carneiro J. S. A. , Nikolla, E., 

in Catalysis Vol. 29, Royal Society of Chemistry (2017).

These authors contributed equally to this work

Well-defined Nanostructures for Catalysis by Atomic Layer Deposition

  1. Y.Pagán-Torres, J. Lu, E. Nikolla, A.C. Alba-Rubio.

Morphological, compositional, and shape control of materials for catalysis, Volume 177. Eds. P. Fornasiero and M. Cargnello. Elsevier (2017). ISBN: 9780128050903.

Engineering Complex, Layered Metal Oxides: High-Performance Nickelate Oxide Nanostructures for Oxygen Exchange and Reduction

Ma X. , Carneiro J. S. A. , Gu X-K. , Qin H., Xin H., Sun K., Nikolla E.,

ACS Catal., 5, 4013, 2015.

These authors contributed equally to this work

Hydropyrolysis of Lignin Using Pd/HZSM-5

Jan O., Marchand R., Anjos L. C. A., Seufitelli G. V. S., Nikolla E., Resende F. L. P.* 

Energy&Fuels, 29, 1793, 2015.

Identifying optimal active sites for heterogeneous catalysis by metal alloys based on molecular descriptors and electronic structure engineering

Holewinski A., Xin H., Nikolla E., Linic S.*

Current Opinions in Chemical Engineering, 2, 312, 2013.

Metalloenzyme-like Catalyzed Isomerizations of Sugars by Lewis Acid Zeolites

Bermejo-Deval R., Assary R. S., Nikolla E., Moliner M., Román-Leshkov Y., Hwang S., Palsdottir A., Silverman D., Lobo R., Curtiss L. A., Davis M.E.* 

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, 109 (25), 9727, 2012.

Previous Publications (2002 - 2011)

Nikolla E., Román-Leshkov Y., Moliner M., Davis M.E., “One-Pot Synthesis of HMF from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite”, ACS Catal.,1 (4), 2011.

Xin H., Schweitzer N., Nikolla E., Linic S., "Developing Relationships between the local chemical activity of alloy catalysts and physical characteristics of constituent metal elements”, J. Chem. Phys., 132, 111101, 2010.

Schweitzer N., Xin H., Nikolla E., Linic S., “Establishing relationships between the geometric structure and chemical reactivity of alloy catalysts based on their measured electronic structure”, Topics in Catalysis, 53, 483, 2010. 

Nikolla E., Schwank J., Linic S., “Direct Electrochemical Oxidation of Hydrocarbon Fuels on SOFCs: Improved Carbon Tolerance of Ni Alloy Anodes ”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 156, B1312, 2009.

Nikolla E., Schwank J., Linic S., “Comparative study of the kinetics of methane steam reforming on supported Ni and Sn/Ni alloy catalysts: The impact of the formation of Ni alloy on chemistry”, J. Catal., 263 (2), 220-227, 2009.

Nikolla E., Schwank J., Linic S., “Measuring and relating the electronic structure of nonmodel supported catalytic materials to their performance”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc, 31 (7), 2747-2754, 2009.

Nikolla E., Holewinski A., Schwank J., Linic S., “Hydrocarbon Steam Reforming on Ni Alloys at Solid Oxide Fuel Cell conditions”, Catal. Today, 136 (3-4), 243-248, 2008.

Nikolla E., Schwank J., Linic S., “Promotion of the long-term stability of reforming catalysts by surface alloying”, J. Catal., 250 (1), 85-93, 2007.

Nikolla E., Holewinski A., Schwank J., Linic S., “Controlling Carbon Chemistry by Alloying: Carbon Tolerant Reforming Catalyst”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (35), 11354-11355, 2006.

Nikolla E., Harmon K. M., Armstrong., “Hydrogen bonding. Part 83. The bistroponehydrogen cation: preperation, IR, and MO study of a proton bridged dimer of tropone with a covalent three-center OHO bond”, J. Mol. Struct., 691 (1-3), 211-216, 2004.

Nikolla E., Harmon K. M., “Hydrogen bonding. Part 82. Thermodynamic and infrared study of dimethonium and pentamethonium halide dehydrates”, J. Mol. Struct., 657 (1-3), 117-123, 2003.

Nikolla E., Harmon K. M., “Ionic organoboranes. Part 9. Ab initio molecular orbital study of energy, structure, and frontier orbitals of the isomeric[7.7.10x,y]ousenses”, J. Mol. Struct., 655 (2), 251-257, 2003.

Nikolla E., Harmon K. M., Benning N., “Hydrogen bonding. Part 81. Infrared and molecular orbital study of hydrate of N,N-dimethyl-1-adamanamine-hydrogen fluoride.” J. Mol. Struct., 642, 85-91, 2002.

Nikolla E., Harmon K. M., Drum D., “Hydrogen bonding. Part 80. Molecular orbital evaluation of CH hydrogen bonding in tetramethylammonium tetrahydroborate.” J. Mol. Struct., 616 (1-3), 181-186, 2002.


Directing Reaction Pathways through Controlled Reactant Binding at Pd–TiO2 Interfaces

Zhang, J. , Wang, B. , Nikolla, E.*, & Medlin, J. W.* 

Angewandte Chemie, 2017, 129, 6694.

These authors contributed equally to this work

First-Principles Study of High Temperature CO2 Electrolysis on Transition Metal Electrocatalysts

Gu, X. K., Carneiro, J. S., & Nikolla, E.*

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56, 6155.

Special issue “Class of Influential Researchers”.

Advances in methane conversion processes

Wang, B., Albarracín-Suazo, S., Pagán-Torres, Y.*, & Nikolla, E.* Catalysis Today 2017, 285, 147.

Optimizing Cathode Materials for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs): Oxygen Reduction on Nanostructured Lanthanum Nickelate Oxides

Carneiro J. S. A., Brocca R. A., Lucena, M. L. R. S., Nikolla, E.*

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2017, 200, 106.

Electro- and Thermal-Catalysis by Layered, First Series Ruddlesden – Popper Oxides

Das A., Xhafa E., Nikolla E.*

Catalysis Today 2016, 277, 214.


ACS Editor’s Choice


Control of interfacial acid-metal catalysis with organic monolayers

Zhang, J.; Ellis, L. D.; Wang, B.; Dzara, M. J.; Sievers, C.; Pylypenko, S.; Nikolla, E.; Medlin, J. W.*

Nature Catalysis 2018, 1.

Oxygen Sponges for Electrocatalysis: Oxygen Reduction/Evolution on Nonstoichiometric, Mixed Metal Oxides

Gu, X. K. , Samira, S. , & Nikolla, E.* 

Chemistry of Materials 2018.

These authors contributed equally to this work

Efficient Oxygen Electrocatalysis By Nanostructured Mixed Metal Oxides

Gu, X. K., Carneiro, J. S., Samira, S., Das, A., Ariyasingha, N., & Nikolla, E.*

JACS 2018.

These authors contributed equally to this work

Multicomponent Catalysts: Limitations and Prospects

Kumar, G.; Nikolla, E.*; Linic, S.*; Medlin, J. W.*; Janik, M. J.*

ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 3202.