• Teddy Asefa
  • Professor
  • Research Synopsis: Materials chemistry; nanoscience and nanotechnology; inorganic chemistry; nanobiomaterials
  • Phone: (848) 445-2970



Research Interests

The primary research activities in my group focus on the design, synthesis, and self-assembly of novel inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid nanostructured and nanoporous materials and nanobiomaterials having unique catalytic, surface, biological, and electronic properties. Our materials are typically chosen to have multifunctional groups as well as novel structures at the nanometer scale. Uncovering the structure-property relationships as well as the potential applications of these materials for catalysis, nanoelectronics, separations, and sensing is also a major part of our research program.

Specifically, over the past few years, my group has developed several synthetic routes to various novel nanomaterials and investigated their physical and chemical properties, and potential applications in several challenging areas facing society, including novel catalysts for efficient production of fine chemicals and the development of nanomedicines for the effective treatment of cancer. In addition, my group has recently started a major new research program to develop novel nanomaterials, which can contribute to the solutions of renewable energy problems worldwide (e.g., the development of sustainable catalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers, see Figure 1). My research group also made seminal contributions of multifunctional nanostructured materials that juxtapose at least two functional groups in a single nanoscale structure for sensing, catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and photovoltaics. Recently, my group reported on a number of novel nansostructured electrocatalysts with great stability, high catalytic activity and great selectivity for water splitting, metal-air batteries and fuel cells and multifunctional nanomaterials for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to specific cells.

figure1waterreduction v1Figure 1. Hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) from water catalyzed by B-doped graphene oxide. (Adopted from Sathe, B. R.; Zou, X.; Asefa, T. “Metal-free B-doped graphene with efficient electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction” Catal. Sci. Technol, 2012, 4, 2023).

Specific examples are:

(1) Nanoparticles and core-shell nanoparticles with novel structures and multifunctional groups: The properties of nanomaterials whose sizes are only a few billionths of a meter have unique properties that are neither bulk nor molecular and can be tuned via the size, shape, and structure of the materials. We are interested in the synthesis and self-assembly of inorganic and composite nanoparticles and core-shell nanoparticles having novel structures. By introducing multifunctional organic, organometallic, or biological groups into such nanostructured materials, we can create new classes of nanomaterials with unprecedented and potentially useful properties for nanoelectronics, sensing, biological imaging, and targeted drug delivery. Such bifunctional materials may allow the catalytic transformation of multi-step reactions in one-pot (without the need for isolation of intermediate products), catalyze chemical transformations more efficiently due to the synergistic effects of the two catalysts, or perform selective reactions of one reactant from a mixture of reacting molecules;

figure2nanoporous v1(2) Nanoporous and mesoporous nanowire materials: The bottom-up synthesis of nanostructured and mesoporous materials using templates can create various new classes of nanomaterials. Our research in this area focuses on the combination of "hard templates" with "self-assembly" to produce nanowires and nanorods having nanoporous and mesoporous structures and frameworks. We also investigate the potential of these materials for host-guest inclusion and for separation of various biological and chemical species for environmental remediation purposes.

(3) Multifunctional self-assembled monolayers: Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on various substrates have potential for several technological applications. Our research deals with the synthesis of multifunctional SAM structures using functionalized organosilanes and alkane thiols. We are interested in the fundamental self-assembly studies of these multifunctional molecules on various substrates as well as the potential of such SAM structures for nanopatterning of molecular electronic devices and for catalysis and sensing applications.


Book, Publications, Book Chapters, and Patents:


Total Citations: 31,000+; Google Scholar h-Index = 72; i10 Index = 185






  1. Inventors: Asefa, T.; Dubovoy, V.; Ganti, A.; Boyd, J. M. "Benzalkonium-embedded mesostructured silica compositions and uses of same" United States Patent, Patent No.: 11,547,680; January 10, 2023.
  2. Inventors: Asefa, T.*; Folmann, HDM; Silva, R.; Oliveira, O. "Multifunctional Hybrid Aerogels" United States Patent Application; Patent Application No.:  20200181347; June 11, 2020.
  3. Inventors: Landers, J.; Niemark, A. V.; Asefa, T.; Vishnyakov, A.; Goswami, A.; Ortiz, J. C. "Multicatalyst Polyelectrolyte Membranes and Materials and Methods Utilizing the Same" United States Patent; Patent No.: 10,722,743; Issued: July 28, 2020.
  4. Inventors: Yoon, C. W.*; Ham, H. C.; Nam, S. W.; Asefa, T.*; Koh, K.; Han, J.; Yoon, S. P.; Park, H. S.; Jeon, M. "Catalyst for Dehydrogenation Reaction of Formate and Hydrogenation Reaction of Bicarbonate and Preparation Methods Thereof" United States Patent and Korean Patent Applications; Patent No.: 10,688,474; Issued: June 23, 2020.
  5. Inventors: Asefa, T.*; Silva, R. "Polymer-Derived Catalysts and Methods of Use Thereof" United States Patent; Patent No.: 9,985,296; Issued: May 19, 2018.
  6. Inventors: Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Wang, Y. "Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts" United States Patent; Patent No.: 9,283,545; Issued: March 15, 2016.
  7. Inventors: Asefa, T.*, Shi, Y.-L. “Corrugated and Nanoporous Microstructures and Nanostructures, and Methods for Synthesizing the Same” United States Patent; Patent No.: 9176140; Issued: November 3, 2015.
  8. Inventors: Asefa, T.*, Fuller, R.; Schiff, E. A. “Mesoporous and Nanoporous Materials, and Methods of Synthesizing the Same” United States Patent, Patent No.: 8,802,045; Issued: August 12, 2014.
  9. Inventors: W. Whitnal, T. Asefa, G. A. Ozin “Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Mesoporous Materials”, United States Patent, Patent Number: 7767620; Issued: August 3, 2010; Licensed to Novx Systems Inc.
  10. Inventors: T. Asefa and G. A. Ozin “Functionalized Organometallic Crystalline Mesoporous Material Prepared by Metalation-Condensation of Organometallic Compounds” United States Patent; Patent No.: 6,960,551, Issued: 1, 2005; Licenced to ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, USA.
  11. Inventors: T. Asefa and A. V. Biradar “Gold Nanocatalysts and Methods of Use Thereof” Provisional United States Patent Application No.: 61/484,040; Application Number: 13/467,492; Filed on May 9, 2011.
  12. Inventors: T. Asefa, A. V. Biradar and Y. Wang “Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts” United States Patent Application No. 13/396,052; Filed February 14, 2012
  13. Inventors: T. Asefa and R. Silva “Carbon Nanoneedles and Methods of Use Thereof” Invention Disclosure; Patent Application in Progress.
  14. Inventors: T. Asefa and R. Silva “Continuous and Selective Henry Reaction over Nanoporous Silica-Supported Amine Catalyst on Fixed Bed Reactor” Invention Disclosure; United States Patent Application, In Progress.




  1. Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” ~736 pages, Edited by Vivek Polshettiwar and Tewodros Asefa, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-14886-0. Released July 2013.


Book Chapters


  1. Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* “Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers: Nanoporous Materials for Electrocatalysis” Book Chapter; In: Rothenberg, G. (ed.) in Volume “Porous Materials for Energy Applications” in “Handbook of Porous MaterialsWorld Scientific, Singapore., 2020, In Press.
  2. Asefa, T.*;  Dubovoy, V. “Ordered Mesoporous/Nanoporous Inorganic Materials via Self-Assembly” Invited Book Chapter In: Atwood, J. L., (ed.) Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, 2017, Vol. 9, pp. 157-192. Oxford: Elsevier. 
  3. Asefa, T.*; Huang, X. “Nanocatalysis: Catalysis by Nanomaterials” Invited Book Chapter in Handbook of Solid State Chemistry, First Edition. Edited by Richard Dronskowski, Shinichi Kikkawa, and Andreas Stein, 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 
  4. Polshettiwar, V.*; Asefa, T.*; “Introduction to Nanocatalysis” Book Chapter In Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 1-10.
  5. Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K.; Silva, R. “Nanocatalysts for the Heck Coupling Reactions” 40 pages, Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 11-50.
  6. Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K. “Nanostructured Catalysts for the Henry, Aldol, and Knoevenagel Reactions” 30 pages, Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 221-250.
  7. Asefa, T.*; Anan, A.; Duncan, C. T.; Xie, Y. “Spherical & Anisotropic Non-Magnetic Core-shell Nanomaterials - Synthesis and Characterization” Invited Book Chapter in a Book “Non Magnetic Bi-Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Life Sciences", Editor: Challa S. S. R. Kumar, Wiley-VCH, Volume 3, Chapter 9, 2009, pp. 281-330.
  8. Asefa, T.*; Anan, A.; Duncan, C. T.; Xie, Y. “Functionalized Nanoporous and Mesoporous Heterogeneous Catalysts – New Synthetic Strategies and Applications” Invited Book Chapter in a Book “Heterogeneous Catalysis Research Progress”, Editor: Mathias B. Gunther, Nova Publishers, New York, Chapter 2, 2009, pp. 81-110.
  9. Asefa, T.*; Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Vathyam, R.; Buckley, R. P.; Dam, H. M.; Xie, Y.; Quinlivan, S.; Wang, G.; Duncan, C. “Efficient and Selective Nanoporous Catalysts by Placing Multiple Site-Isolated Functional Groups on Mesoporous Materials” Invited Book Chapter In “Nanoporous Materials” (A. Sayari and M. Jaroniec, eds.), World Scientific Publ. Co., Singapore, 2008, pp. 497-508.


Peer-Reviewed Publications


  1.  Liu, Y.; Deng, C.; Liu, F.; Dai, X.;  Yang, X.; Chen, Y.; Wu, Z.; Guo, S.; Asefa, T.*; Liu, Y.* "Coupling Electron Donors with Proton Repulsion via Pt-N3-S Sites to Boost CO2 Reduction in CO2/H2 Fuel Cell" Nano Energy, 2024, Accepted for Publication: In Press.Nano Energy 24 
  2. Mikmeková, E. M.; Materna, J.; Konvalina, I.; Mikmeková, S.; Müllerová, I.; Asefa, T. "A soft Touch With Electron Beams: Digging Out Structural Information of Nanomaterials With Advanced Scanning Low Energy Electron Microscopy Coupled With Deep Learning" Ultramicroscopy, 2024, 262, 113965.                                                                                                                                                                                        . Ultramicroscopy 24
  3. Luo, X.; Lei, X.; Yang L.; Zhao, J.; Asefa, T.*, Qiu, R.*; Huang, Z.* "Ball Milling of La2O3 Tailors Crystal Structure, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Free Radical and Non-Free Radical Photocatalytic Pathways" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2024, 16, 18671-18685.                                                       .ACS AMI 24
  4. Muneeswaran, Z. P.; Teoman, B.; Wang, Y.; Chaudhry, H.; Brinzari, T. V.; Verma, G.; Ranasinghe, L.; Kaler,K. R.;  Huang, X.;  He, X.; Thomas, B.; Xu, S.; Cheng, C.-Y.; Boyd, J. M.; Chen, D.; Hao, Z.; Ma, S.; Asefa, T.; Pan, L.*;  Dubovoy, V.* "Novel Anionic Surfactant-Modified Chlorhexidine and its Potent Antimicrobial Properties" Dalton. Trans., 2024, 5, 2670-277.                                                                                  . Dalton Trans 2024                  
  5. Yang, G.; Hu, F.; Cui, L.-L.; Fan, M.; Ge, X.; He, X.*; Zhang. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Deriving Paired Fe Sites on N-Doped Carbon from Fe (III)-Tetrapyridinylporphyrin-Modified ZIF-8: Robust Electrocatalysts for Air Electrodes in Zinc-Air Batteries" Inorg. Chem. Front., 2024, 11, 1764-1774.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .Inorg Chem Front 24                                                                                                                                              .                   
  6. Li, Y.; Thomas, B.; Tang, C.; Asefa, T.* "Enhancing the Electrocatalytic Activities of Metal Organic Frameworks for Oxygen Evolution Reaction with Bimetallic Groups" Dalton Trans., 2023, 52, 17834-17845.                                                                                                                                                   . Dalton Trans
  7. Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Cox, J.; Thomas, B.; Asefa, T.* "Nanomaterials for Removal of Phenolic Derivatives from Water Systems: Progress and Future Outlooks" Molecules, 2023, 28, 6568.                                                                                  .Molecules
  8. Xing, T.; Wang, Y.; Shang, Y.; Zhao, R.*; Du, J.*; Asefa, T.* "Heterojunction-Engineered Reduced Graphene Oxide/SnO2 with Mesoporous Structures for Gas Chemosensors" ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2023, 6, 13984–13993.  Appl Nano Mater
  9. Xie, H.; Du, B.; Huang, X.; Zeng, D.; Meng, H.; Lin, H.; Li, W.; Asefa, T.*; Meng, Y.* High Density Single Fe Atoms on Mesoporous N‐Doped Carbons: Noble Metal‐Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acidic and Alkaline Media" Small202319, 2303214.                 . Small 23
  10. Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Norambuena, J.; Hu, H.; Thomas, B.; Tang, C.; Boyd, J. M.*; Asefa, T.* "Repurposing Anthelmintics: Rafoxanide- and Copper-Funcionalized SBA-15 Carriers Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2023, 15, 17459-17469 .ACS AMI 23
  11. Thomas, B.; Tang, C.; Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Asefa, T.* "Incorporation of Bismuth Increases the Electrocatalytic Activity of Cobalt Borates for Oxygen Evolution Reaction" ChemPlusChem, 2023, e202300104.                                                                                                                            .ChemPlusChem
  12. Weng, Z.; Huang, H.; Li, X.; Zhang, Y.; Shao, R.; i, Y.; Lu, Y.; Zeng, X.; Zou, J.; Chen, L.; Li, W.; Meng, Y.*; Asefa, T.*; Huang, C.* "Coordination Tailoring of Epitaxial Perovskite-Derived Iron Oxide Films for Efficient Water Oxidation Electrocatalysis" ACS Catal., 2023, 13, 2751-2760.                     ACS Catal 23 
  13. Tang, C.; Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Thomas, B.; Asefa, T.* "Selective and Efficient Extraction of Iron from Water Systems with a Recyclable Phytate-Polyaniline Hydrogel" J. Cleaner Prod., 2022, 380, 135006.                                                                                                                          .JCleanerProd 22
  14. Bedin, K. C.; Cazetta, A. L.; Souza, I. P. A. F.; Spessato, L.; Zhang, T.; Araújo, R. A.; Silva, R.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "N-doped Spherical Activated Carbon from Dye Adsorption: Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Hydrazine Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction" J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 2022, 10, 107458.                                                                                                                                                                                    .JEnvironChemEng
  15. Luo, X.; Asefa, T.; Qiu, R.; Su, C.; Cui, L.; Huang, Z.* "Robust Adsorption and Persulfate-Based Degradation of Doxycycline by Oxygen Vacancy-Rich Copper-Iron Oxides Prepared through a Mechanochemical Route" ACS EST Water, 2022, 2, 1031-1045.ACSWater
  16. Tang, C.; Thomas, B.; Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Mikmekova, E.; Asefa, T.* "Metal-Functionalized Hydrogels as Efficient Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 14, 20919-20929.                                                                                                                                     . ACS AMI 22                                                                                                                                                  
  17. Mulik, B. B.; Bankar, B. D.; Munde, A. V.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* Sathe, B. R.*  "Facile Synthesis and Characterization of γ-Al2O3 Loaded on Reduced Graphene Oxide for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2" Sustain. Energy Fuels, 2022, 6, 5308-5315.SustainEnergy22
  18. Tang, C.; Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Thomas, B.; Yeh, Y.-W.; Batson, P. E.; Asefa, T.* "Hierarchichally Ordered Nanoporous Carbon with Exclusively Surface-Anchored Cobalt as Efficient ElectrocatalystSmall Methods, 2022, 6, 2200519.                                                                                      .Small Methods 2022
  19. Teoman, B.; Muneeswaran, Z. P.; Verma, G.; Chen, D.; Brinzari, T. V.; Almeda-Ahmadi, A.; Norambuena, J.; Xu, S.; Ma, S.; Boyd, J. M.; Armenante, P. M.; Potanin, A.; Pan, L.; Asefa, T.*; Dubovoy, V.* "Cetylpyridinium Trichlorostannate: Synthesis, Antimicrobial Properties, and Controlled release Properties via Electrical Resistance TomographyACS Omega, 2021, 6, 35433-35441.                                                                                                                                  .ACS Omega 21
  20. Ramírez-Hernández, M.; Thomas, B.; Tang, C.; Huang, Z.*; Asefa, T.* ”Electrocatalytc Degradation of Tetracycline by Cu/PANI-SBA-15 on Ni Foam via Persulfate-Based Adanced Oxidation Process” ChemElectroChem, 2021, 8, 4296-4304.                                                                                                         . ChemElectroChem 2021
  21. Chen, X.; Li, Y.; Chen, L.; Cui, L.; Dou, Z.; He, X.*; Fan, M*; Asefa, T.* ”Sulfur-Bridged Iron-Polyphthaanlocyanine on CuxO/Cu Foam: Efficient and Durable Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting” Sustain. Energ. Fuels, 20215, 5985-5993.                                                                                       SustainEnergyFuels
  22. Du, Q.; Zhao, R.; Guo, T.; Liu, L.; Chen, X.; Zhang, J.; Du, J.*; Li, J.; Mai, L.*; Asefa, T.* Highly Dispersed Mo2C Nanodots in Carbon Nanocages Derived from Mo-Based Xerogel: Efficient Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution” Small Methods, 2021, 2100334.              . SmallMethods Sept21
  23. Guzmán, L.; Parra-Cid, C.; Guerrero-Muñoz, E.; Peña-Varas, C.; Polo-Cuadrado, E.; Duarte, Y.; Castro, R. I.; Nerio, L. S.; Araya-Maturana, R.; Asefa, T.; Echeverría, J.; Ramírez, D.; Forero-Doria, O.* "Antimicrobial Properties of Novel Ionic Liquids Derived from Imidazolium Cation with Phenolic Functional Groups" Bioorg. Chem., 2021, 115, 105289.                                                                                                                                          . BioorgChem
  24. Huang, Z.*; Shen, M.; Liu, J.; Ye, J.; Asefa, T* "Facile Synthesis of an Effective g-C3N4 Catalyst for Advanced Oxidation Processes and Degradation of Organic Compounds" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 14841-14850.                                                                                              .JMCA 2021
  25. Asefa, T.*; Tang, C.; Ramírez‐Hernández; M. "Nanostructured Carbon Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversions" Small, 2021, 7, 2007136.                            Small 2021 b
  26. Kadam, R. G.; Zhang. T.; Zaoralová, D.; Madveď, M.; Bakandritsos, A.; Tomanec, O.; Petr, M.; Zhu Chen, J.; Miller, J. T.; Otyepka, M.; Zbořil, R.*; Asefa, T.*; Gawande, M. B.* "Single Co-Atoms as Electrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation" Small, 2021, 172006477.                                                Small 2021 a                                                                                    
  27. Fragal, E. F.; Fragal, V. H.; Tambourgi, E. B.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.*; Asefa, T.* "Nanoporous Carbons Derived from Metal-Conjugated Phosphoprotein/Silica: Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction and Hydrazine Oxidation Reactions" J. Electroanal. Chem., 2021, 882, 114997.                                                                                                                           .                                                                                                        JElectroanalChem
  28. Qi, Y.; Yuan, S.; Cui, L.; Wang, Z.; He, X.*; Zhang, W.*; Asefa, T.* "(Fe,Co)/N-Doped Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries" ChemCatChem, 2021, 13, 1023-1033.                                                                                                                                           .         ChemCatChem 2020                               
  29. Fragal, V. H.; Fragal, E. H; Silva, E. P.; Acerce, M.; Chhowalla, M.; Rubira, A. F.; Tambourgi, E. B.; Asefa, T.*; Silva, R.* "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Co-doped Nanoporous Carbons from Phosphoprotein/Silica Self-assemblies for Energy Storage in Supercapacitors" ChemElectroChem, 2020, 7, 4773-4781.                                                                                             .                                                                                                            .ChemElectroChem
  30. Chen, L.; Cui, L.; Wang, Z.; He, X.*; Zhang, W.*; Asefa, T.* "Co8FeS8/N,S-Doped Carbon Derived from Fe-Co/S-Bridged Polyphthalocyanine: Efficient Dual-Function Air Electrode Catalysts for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries" ACS Sustain. Chem Eng., 2020, 8, 13147-13158.                                                   ACS Sustain Chem Eng Aug 2                                                                                       .
  31. Liu, S.; Zhang, J.; Wang, H.; Asefa, T.*; Huang, X.* "A Facile Route to Efficient Water Oxidation Electrodes via Electrochemical Activation of Iron in Nickel Sulphate Solution" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 15550-15559.                                                                                                                    .ACS Sustain Chem Eng Aug 1
  32. Yuan, S.; Cui, L.; He, X.*; Zhang, W.*; Asefa, T.* "Ni Foam-Supported Fe,Ni-Polyporyphyrin Micropaticles: Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting in Alkaline Media" Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45, 28860-28869.                                                                                     .IJHE Aug 2020
  33. Yuan, S.; Cui, L.; Dou, Z.; Ge, X.; He, X.*; Zhang, W.*; Asefa, T.* "Nonprecious Bimetallic Sites-Coordinated N-Doped Carbons with Efficient and Durable Catalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction" Small, 2020, 16, 2000742.                                                                                                                                 .Small June 2020
  34. Wang, L.; Cui, L.; Ge, X.; Yue, N.; He, X.*; Zhang, W.*; Asefa, T.* "Mn/Cu Nanoclusters-Grafted N-Doped Carbon Nanotubes: Robust Oxygen Electrode Catalysts for Zinc-Air Batteries" Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45, 27230-27243.IJHE June 2
  35. Tang, C.; Asefa, T.* "Ternary ZIF-8-Derived Dual Metal CoCu Nanoparticles in Porous Carbon Polyhedrons as Efficient Catalysts for Methanol Oxidation" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 12285-12290.                                                                                                                                                                        JMCA 2020 2
  36. Chen, H.; Liang, X.; Liu, Y.; Ai, X.; Asefa, T.; Zou, X.* "Active Site Engineering in Porous Electrocatalysts" Adv. Mater., 2020, 2002435.                                      .Adv Mater
  37. Chen, H.; Shi, L.; Liang, X.; Wang, L.; Asefa, T.; Zou, X.* "Optimization of Active Sites via Crystal Phase, Composition, and Morphology for Efficient Low-Iridium Oxygen Evolution Catalysts" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 132, 19822-19826.                                                                                                     .Angew Chem 2020 1
  38. Zhang, T.; Low, J.; Yu, J.; Tyryshkin, A.*; Mikmekova, E.*; Asefa, T.* "A Blinking Mesoporous TiO2-x Composed of Nanosized Anatase with Unusually Long-Lived Charge Carriers" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.., 2020, 59, 15000-15007; Also, featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), on Rutgers Today, Eureka Alert and several other major news outlets.                                                                                                                                                       .          Angew 2020
  39. Liu, Y.; Zhang, T.; Dai, X.; Tan, Q.; Chen, Y.; Liu, Y.*; Asefa, T.* "Ordered Nanoporous Nitrogen- and Oxygen-codoped Carbon Nanospheres as Electrocatalysts for Oxygene Reduction for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells" ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2020, 3, 5139-5148.           .ACS ANM
  40. Dubovoy, V.; Desai, P.; Hao, Z.; Cheng, C.-y.; Verma, V.; Wojtas, L.; Brinzari, T. V.; Boyd, J. M.; Ma, S.; Asefa, T.; Pan, L* "Synthesis, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Investigation of a Novel Chlorohexidine Cyclamate Complex" Cryst. Growth Des., 2020, 20, 4991-4999.GCD
  41. Liu, Y.; Li, Y.; Chen, Y.; Qu, T.; Shu, C.; Yang, X.-D.; Zhu, H.; Guo, S.; Zhao, S.; Asefa, T.*; Liu, Y.* "A CO2/H2 Fuel Cell: Reducing CO2 while Generating Electricity" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 8329-8336.                                                                                                                                           . JMCA 2020
  42. Dubovoy, V.; Nawrocki, S.; Verma, G.; Wojtas, L.; Desai, P.; Al-Tameemi, H.; Brinzari, T.; Stranick, M.; Chen, D.; Xu, S.; Ma, S.; Boy, J.; Asefa, T.; Pan, L.* "Synthesis, Characterization, and Investigation of the Antimicrobial Activity of Cetylpyridinium Tetrachlorozincate" ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 10359-10365.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       . ACS Omega 20
  43. Follmann, H. D. M.*; Oliveira, O. N.; Martins, A.; Bidoai, D.; Nakamura, C.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.; Asefa, T.* "Nanofibrous Silica Microparticles/Polymer Hybrid Aerogels for Sustained Delivery of Poorly Water-Soluble Hydrophobic Drug Campthotecin" J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2020, 567, 92-102.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .JCIS
  44. Cazetta, A. L.; Spessato, L.; Melo, S.; Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.; Silva, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Sugarcane Vinasse-Derived Nanoporous N-S-Doped Carbon Materials Decorated with Co: A New Efficient Multifunctional Electrocatalyst" Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45, 9669-9682.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .IJHE 20
  45.  Zhao, R.; Wang, H.; Gao, N.; Liu, R.; Guo, T.; Wu, J.; Zhang, T.; Li, J.*; Du, J.*; Asefa, T*, "Hollow Hemispherical Carbon Microspheres with Mo2C Nanoparticles Synthesized by Precursor Design: Effective Noble Metal-Free Catalysts for Dehydrogenation" Small Methods 2020, 4, 1900597.Small Methods
  46. Yuan, S.; Weng, M.; Liu, D.; He, X.*; Cui, L.*; Asefa, T*, "Hollow Spherical (Co,Zn)/N,S-Doped Carbons: Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction in Both Alkaline and Aidic Media" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2019, Accepted for Publication: In Press.ACS Sustain 2019                                                            
  47. Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* "Nanoporous Materials for Electrocatalysis" Book Chapter; In: Rothenberg, G. (Ed.); in Volume “Porous Materials for Energy Applications” in “Handbook of Porous Materials”, World Scientific, Singapore., 2019.                                       .Book Chapte
  48. Mikmeková, E. M.*; Frank, L.; Konvalina, I.;  Müllerová, I.; Zhang, T.; Asefa, T. "Contamination Mitigation Strategy for Ultra-Low Energy Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy" Microsc. Microanal. 2019, 25, 500-501.MM
  49. Tang, C.; Zhang, H.; Xu, K.; Zhang, Q.; Liu, J.; He, C.; Fan, L.*; Asefa, T.* "Unconventional Molybdenum Carbide Phases with High Electrocatalytic Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 180030-180038.JMCA 2019
  50. Weng, M.; Liu, D.; He, X.*; Asefa, T.* "Fe3C Nanoparticles-loaded 3D Nanoporous Carbon: A Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Media" Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 21506-21517.Int J Hydrogen
  51. Asefa, T.*; Koh, K.; Yoon, C. W.* "CO2-Mediated H2 Storage and Release with Nanostructured Catalysts: Recent Progresses, Challenges and Perspectives" Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9, 1901158;  DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201901158.                                            .Adv Energy ToC Figure Very Final
  52. Zhang, H.; Shi, W.; Gao, N.; Zhao, R.; Ahmed, Md. M.; Zhang, T.; Li, J.*; Du, J.*; Asefa, T.* "Highly Sensitive and Selective Gas-Phase Ethanoloamine Sensor by Doping Sulfur into Nanostructured ZnO" Sensors & Actuators B 2019, 296, 126633. Sensors 2019
  53. Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* "Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Materials for Hydrazine Oxidation" Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1804394.Adv Mater 2018
  54. Silva, T.; Cazetta, A. L.; Zhang, T.; Koh, K.; Silva, R.; Asefa, T.*, Almeida, V.* "Nanoporous Heteroatom-doped Carbons Derived from Cotton Waste: Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation Electrocatalysts" ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 2313-2323.                                               .ToC Figure Revised
  55. Fragal, V. H.; Fragal, E. H.; Zhang, T.; Huang, X.; Cellet, T. S. P.; Pereira, G. M.; Jitianu, A.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.*; Asefa, T* "Deriving Efficient Porous Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation from Transition Metal Ions-Coordinated Casein" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29, 1808486.AFM2018 2
  56. Liu, Y.; Chen, Y.; Ming, J.; Chen, L.; Shu, C.; Qu, T.; Tan, Q.; Liu, Y.*; Asefa, T.* "Harvesting Waste Heat Energy by Promoting H+ Ion Concentration Difference with a Fuel Cell Structure" Nano Energy 2019, 57, 101-107.                                                                          .NanoEnergy2018
  57. Panão, C. O.;  Campos, E. L. S.; Lima, H. H. C.; Rinaldi, A. W.; Lima-Tenório, M. K.; Tenório-Neto, E. T.; Guilherme, M. R.; Asefa, T.; Rubira, A. F.* "Ultra-Absorbent Hybrid Hydrogel Based on Alginate and SiO2 Microspheres: A High-Water-Content System for Removal of Methylene Blue" J. Mol. Liq. 2019, 276, 204-213.                                                                                                                               .                                                .JMolLiq
  58. Dubovoy, V.; Ganti, A.; Zhang, T.; Al-Tameemi, H.; Cerezo, J. D.; Boyd, J. M.*; Asefa, T.* "One-Pot Hydrothermal Synthesis of Benzalkonium-Templated Mesostructured Silica Antibacterial Agents" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 13534-13537. https://news.rutgers.edu/rutgers-discovers-new-delivery-system-could-help-prevent-bacterial-infections/20181004#.W_2mGCdOl-U                                                                                                                                                  https://phys.org/news/2018-10-delivery-bacterial-infections.htmlJACS 2018
  59. He, S.; Meng, Y.*; Wu, Q.; Yang, J.; Huang, S.; Li, X.; Tong, S.; Asefa, T.*; Wu, M.* "Ta-Doped Porous TiO2 Nanorods Arrays by Substrate-Assisted Synthesis: Efficient Photoelectrocatalysts for Water Oxidation" Nanoscale 2018, 10, 19367-19374.                                      .Nanoscale 2
  60. Wang, H; Zhang, N.; Liu, R.; Zhao, R.; Guo, T.; Li, J.; Asefa, T.*; Du, J.* "Efficient Catalysts for Cyclohexane Dehydrogenation Synthesized by Mo-Promoted Growth of 3-D Block Carbon Coupled with Mo2C" ACS Omega 2018, 3, 10773-10780.                                                .ACS Omega 1

  61. Zhang, T.; Souza, I. P. A. F.; Xu, J.; Almeida, V. C.*; Asefa, T.* "Mesoporous Graphitc Carbon Nitrides Decorated with Cu Nanoparticles: Efficient Photocatalysts for Degradation of Tartrazine Yellow Dye" Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 636 (1-14).Nanomaterials 1
  62. Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* "Copper Nanoparticles/Polyaniline-derived Mesoporous Carbon Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation" Front. Chem. Sci. Eng. 201812, 329-338.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              . FCSE 1

  63. Yang, X.; Hu, X.; Wang, X.; Fu, W.; Asefa, T.*; He, X.* "Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Fe3C@NC Nanohybrids as Highly-Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts in Both acidic and Basic Media" J. Electroanal. Chem. 2018, 823, 755-764.J Electroanal Chem 1
  64. Peta, S.; Zhang, T.; Dubovoy, V.; Koh, K.; Hu, M.; Wang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Template-free Synthesis of Highly Selective Amorphous Aluminosilicate Catalyst for Toluene Alkylation" Appl. Catal. A, 2018, 556, 155-159.                                                                                            .Appl Catal A 2018

  65. Follmann, H. D. M.; Oliveira, O. N.; Lazarin-Bidóia, D.; Nakamura, C. V.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.*; Silva, R.* “Multifunctional Hybrid Aerogels: Hyperbranched Polymer-Trapped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Sustained and Prolonged Drug Release” Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1704–1715.                                                                                                                                                                                             .                                   Nanoscale 1
  66. Cazetta, A.; Zhang, T.; Silva, T. L.; Almeida, V. C.*; Asefa, T* “Bone Char-Derived Metal-Free N- and S-Co-Doped Nanoporous Carbon and its Efficient Electrocatalytic Activity for Hydrazine OxidationAppl. Catal. B: Environ., 2018, 225, 30–39.     Appl Catal B Nov 2017             
  67. Zhang, T.; Low, J.; Koh, K.; Yu, J.; Asefa, T.* “Mesoporous TiO2 Comprising Small, Highly Crystalline Nanoparticles for Efficient CO2 Reduction by H2OACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 531–540.                                                                                . ACS Sustain
  68. Peta, S.; Zhang, T.; Dubovoy, V.; Koh, K.; Hu, M.; Wang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Facile Synthesis of Efficient and Selective Ti-Containing Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Toluene Oxidation" J. Mol. Catal. A, 2018, 444, 34–41.                                                                      .J Mol Catal

  69. Silva, T. L.; Cazetta, A. L.; Pezoti, O.; Zhang, T.; Silva, R.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Mesoporous Activated Carbon Fibers Synthesized from Denim Fabric Waste: Efficient Adsorbents for Removal of Textile Dye from Aqueous Solutions" J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 171, 482–490.                                                                                                                                                                                                                J Clean Prod

  70. Ma, X.-X.; Asefa, T.*; He, X.-Q.* “Hierarchically Porous Co3C/Co-N-C Modified Graphitic Carbon: A Trifunctional Corrosion-Resistant Electrode for Oxygen Reduction, Hydrogen Evolution and Oxygen Evolution Reactions” Electrochemica Acta, 2017, 257, 40-48.Electrochemica
  71. Follmann, H. D. M.; Naves, A. F.; Araujo, R. A.; Dubovoy, V.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.; Silva, R.; Oliveira, O. N.* "Hybrid Nanocomposites as Multifunctional Biomaterials" Curr. Pharma. Des., 2017, 23, 3794-3813.                                                                                                         .Curr Pharm Des                                                                                                       
  72. Chen, Y.; Yu, G.; Chen, W.*; Liu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Zhu, P.*; Tao, Q.; Li, Q.; Liu, J.; Shen, X.; Li, H.; Huang, X.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.;* Zou, X.* "Highly Active, Nonprecious Electrocatalyst Comprising Borophene Subunits for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 12370-12373. (Also Featured in JACS Spotlights and in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), 2017, 95, Page 8). http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i30/Borophene-units-split-water.html?type=paidArticleContent; & on Front Cover of JACS:

    JACs Figure

  73. Koh, K.; Jeon, M.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Formic Acid Dehydrogenation over Pd NPs Supported on Amine-Functionalized SBA-15 Catalysts: Structure-Activity Relationships" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16150-16161. (Also, on the Front Cover of the journal).

    JMCA 2017 1

  74. Asefa, T.*; Huang, X. "Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Materials for Electrocatalysis", Invited Concept Paper, Chem. Eur. J., 201723, 10703–10713. (Also, on the Front Cover of the journal).

    ChemEurJ 2017

  75. Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* "Hollow Mesoporous Carbon Microparticles and Micromotors with Single Holes Templated by Colloidal Silica-Assisted Gas Bubbles" Small, 201713, 1700256 (1-6).


  76. Zhang, T.; Low, J.; Huang, X.; Al-Sharab, J. F.; Yu, J.*; Asefa, T.* "Copper-Decorated Microsized Nanoporous TiO2 Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction by H2O" ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 3054–3062.

    ChemCatChem 2017

  77. Wu, Y.; Liu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Zou, X.; Lian, X.; Wang, D.; Sun, L.; Asefa, T.*; Zou, X.* "Efficient Electrocatalysis of Overall Water Splitting by Ultrasmall Ni⁠xCo⁠3−xS⁠4 Coupled Ni⁠3S⁠2 Nanosheet Arrays" Nano Energy, 2017, 35, 161-170.

    Nano Energy

  78. Faber K. T.*; Asefa, T.; Backhaus-Ricoult, M.; Brow, R.; Chan, J.; Dillon, S.; Fahrenholtz, W.; Finnis, M. W.; Garay, J. E.; Garcia, E.; Gogotsi, Y.; Haile, S. M.; Halloran, J.; Hu, J.; Huang, L.; Jacobsen, S.; Lara-Curzio, E.; LeBeau, J.; Lee, W. E.; Levi, C. G.; Levin, I.; Lewis, J. A.; Lipkin, D. M.; Lu, K.; Luo, J.; Maria, J.-P.; Martin, L. W.; Martin, S.; Messing, G.; Navrotsky, A.; Padture, N.; Randall, C.; Rohrer, G. S.; Rozenflanz, A.; Schaedler, T.; Schlom, D.; Sehirlioglu, A.; Stevensen, A.; Tani, T.; Tikare, V.; Trolier-McKinstry, S.; Wang, H.; Yildiz, B. "The Role of Ceramic and Glass Science Research in Meeting Societal Challenges: Report from an NSF-Sponsored Workshop" J. Am. Cer. Soc., 2017, 100, 1777–1803.

    JACerS 5

  79. Huang, S.; Meng, Y.*; He, S.; Goswami, A.; Wu, Q.; Li, J.; Tong, S.; Asefa, T.*; Wu, M.* "N-, O- and S-tridoped Carbon-encapsulated Co9S8 Nanomaterials: Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 1606585.

    AFM 2017

  80. Zhang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Ma, X.; Guo, W.; Wang, C.; Asefa, T.*; He, X.* "A Facile Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Highly Porous Carbon Nanoplatelets: Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction" Sci. Rep. (Nature Pub. Group), 2017, 7, 43366.

    Sci Rep

  81. Martins, A. C.; Cazetta, A. L.; Pezoti, O.; Souza, J. R. B.; Zhang, T.; Pilau, E. J.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Sol-gel Synthesis of New TiO2/Activated Carbon Photocatalyst and its Application for Degradation of Tetracycline" Ceramic Int., 2017, 43, 4411-4418.

    Cer Int

  82. Fragal, E. H.; Fragal, V. H.; Huang, X.; Campos, A.; Cellet, T. P.; Pereira, G. M.; Mikmekova, E.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.;* Asefa, T* "From Ionic Liquid-Modified Cellulose Nanowhiskers to Highly Active Metal-Free Nanostructured Carbon Catalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation Reaction" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 1066-1077.

    JMC A 2016 1

  83. Zhu, Y.; Nakanishi, T.; Kanamori, K.; Nakanishi, K.*; Ichii, S.; Iwaida, K.; Masui, Y.; Kamei, T.; Shimada, T*; Kumamoto, A.; Ikuhara, Y. H.; Jeon, M.; Hasegawa, G.; Tafu, M.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T* "Amine/Hydrido Bifunctional Nanoporous Silica with Small Metal Nanoparticles Made Onsite: Efficient Dehydrogenation Catalyst" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 36-41.

    ACS AMI 6

  84. Koh, K.; Jeon, M.; Chevrier, D. M.; Zhang, P.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Novel Nanoporous N-Doped Carbon-Supported Ultrasmall Pd Nanoparticles: Efficient Catalysts for Hydrogen Storage and Release" Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2017, 203, 820-828.

    Appl Catal B

  85. Asefa, T.* "Metal-Free and Noble Metal-Free Heteroatom-Doped Nanostructured Carbons as Prospective Sustainable Electrocatalysts" Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49, 1873-1883.

    Acc Chem Res

  86. Koh, K.; Meng, Y.; Huang, X.; Zou, X.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "N- and O-Doped Mesoporous Carbons Derived from Rice Grains: Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation" Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13588-13591.

    Chem Comm Oct 2016

  87. Asefa, T.*; Dubovoy, V. "Ordered Mesoporous/Nanoporous Inorganic Materials via Self-Assembly" Invited Book Chapter in Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering (Eds. Jerry Atwood, Colin Raston and Claire Byrne), Elsevier, 2016, Accepted for Publication; In Press.


  88. Chen, H.; Yu, G.; Li, G.-D.; Xie, T.; Sun, Y.; Liu, J.; Li, H.; Huang, X.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*; Zou, X.* "Unique Electronic Structure in a Porous Ga-In Bimetallic Oxide Nano-Photocatalyst with Atomically Thin Pore Walls" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 11442–11446.

    Angew Chem 4

  89. Landers, J.; Colon-Ortiz, J.; Zong, K.; Goswami, A.; Asefa, T.; Vishnyakov, A.; Neimark, A. V.* "In Situ Growth and Characterization of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Within Polyelectrolyte Membranes" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 11522–11527.

    Angew Chem 2016 2

  90. Huang, X.; Zhou, L.-J.; Voiry, D.; Chhowalla, M.; Zou, X.*; Asefa, T.* "Monodisperse Mesoporous Carbon Nanoparticles from Polymer/Silica Self-Aggregates and Their Electrocatalytic Activities" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2016, 8, 18891–18903.

    ACS AMI 5

  91. Wu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Yang, L.; Liu, Y.; Lian, X.; Asefa, T.*; Zou, X.* "Overall Water Splitting Catalyzed Efficiently by an Ultrathin Nanosheet-Built, Hollow Ni2S3-Based Electrocatalyst" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 4839–4847. (Among the Top Ten Most Accessed Articles).

    AFM 4

  92. Asefa, T.; Huang, X. “Nanocatalysis: Catalysis by Nanomaterials” Invited Book Chapter in Handbook of Solid State Chemistry, (Ed. Andreas Stein), John Wiley and Sons, 2016, Accepted for Publication; In Press.


  93. Voiry, D.; Fullon, R.; Yang, J.; Silva, C. C. C.; Kappera, R.; Bozkurt, I.; Kaplan, D.; Lagos, M.; Batson, P.; Gupta, G.; Mohite, A.; Dong, L.; Er, D.; Shenoy, V.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla, M. "The Role of Electronic Coupling between Substrate and 2D MoS2 Nanosheets on Electro-Catalytic Production of Hydrogen" Nature Mater., 2016, 15, 1003–1009.

    Nat Mater 2016

  94. Fragal, V. H.; Cellet, T. S. P.; Pereira, G. M.; Fragal, E. H.; Costa, M. A.; Nakamura, C. V.; Asefa, T.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.* "Ultrathin Layers of PVA and PAA and In Situ Formed Ag Nanoparticles as Versatile Antimicrobial Surfaces" Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 2016, 91, 329–337.

    Int J Biomaco

  95. Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Zou, X.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Improving Dissolution of Fenofibrate with Yeast Cells-Derived Hollow Core/Shell Carbon Microparticles" RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 30226–30233.

    RSC Adv 3

  96. Du, J.*; Huang, X.; Zhao, R.; Li, J.; Asefa, T.* "Hierarchically Self-Assembled Star-Shaped ZnO Microparticles: Novel Materials for Electrochemical Sensing of Amines" Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 8068–8073.

    ChemEurJ 3

  97. Cazetta, A. L; Martins, A. C.; Pezoti, O.; Bedin, K. C.; Beltrame, K. K.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Synthesis and Application of N–S-Doped Mesoporous Carbon obtained from Nanocasting Method using Bone Char as Heteroatom Precursor and Template" Chem Eng. J., 2016, 300, 54–63.
  98. Du, J.*; Wu, J.; Zhao, R.; Yao, H.; Asefa, T.; Li, J. "Synthesis and Gas-Sensing Performance of Column-Shaped Zinc Oxide Doped with Graphene" Mater. Today, 2016, 3, 345–349.
  99. Cazetta, A.; Pezoti, O.; Bedin, K.; Silva, T.; Paesano Junior, A.; Asefa, T.*; Almeida, V.* "Magnetic Activated Carbon Derived from Biomass Waste by Concurrent Synthesis: Efficient Adsorbent for Toxic Dyes" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2016, 4, 1058–1068.
  100. Gawande, M. B.; Goswami, A.; Felpin, F.-X.; Asefa, T.; Huang, X.; Silva, R.; Zou, X.; Zboril, R.*; Varma, R.* "Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis" Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 3722–3811.
  101. Martins, A.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Koh, K.; Meng, Y.; Almeida, V.; Asefa, T.* Reviewer “Fibrous Porous Carbon Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation” Carbon, 2016, 102, 97–105.
  102. Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Sun, T.; Chan, Y.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Bicinchoninic Acid-Based Colorimetric Chemosensor for Detection of Low Concentrations of Cyanide" Sensors Actuators B, 2016, 222, 112–119.
  103. Datta, K. J.; Gawande, M. B.; Datta, K. K. R.; Ranc, V.; Pechousek, J.; Krizek, M.; Tucek, J.; Kale, R.; Pospisil, P.; Varma, R. S.; Asefa, T.; Zoppellaro, G.*; Zboril, R.* "Micro–mesoporous iron oxides with record efficiency for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: morphology driven catalysis for the degradation of organic contaminants" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 596–604.
  104. Fragal, V. H.; Cellet, T. S.; Fragal, E. H.; Pereira, G. M.; Garcia, F. P.; Nakamura, C. V.; Asefa, T.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.* "Controlling Cell Growth with Tailorable 2D Nanohole Arrays" J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2016, 466, 150–161.
  105. Araujo, R. A.; Rubira, A. F.; Asefa, T.; Silva, R.* "Metal Doped Carbon Nanoneedles and Effect of Carbon Organization with Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER)" Carbohydr. Polym., 2016, 137, 719–725.
  106. Feng, L.-L.; Yu, G.; Wu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Li, H.; Sun, Y.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*; Zou, X.* High-Index Faceted Ni3S2 Nanosheet Arrays as Highly Active and Ultrastable Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 2015, 137, 14023–14026.
    Featured in JACS Spotlight: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.5b11387
  107. Zhang, T.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Nanostructuring Polymers with High Surface Area using Inorganic Templates for Efficient Extraction of Anionic Dyes from Solutions" Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 16135–16138.
  108. Zou, X.; Sathe, B.; Silva, R.; Goswami, A.; "Bio-Inspired Synthesis of Efficient H2-Evolving Electrocatalysts: Cu Ions-Doped g-Carbon Nitride” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2015, 357, 221–228.
  109. Liu, Y.; Yu, G.; Li, G.-D.; Sun, Y.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*; Zou, X.* "Coupling Mo2C with Nitrogen-Rich Nanocarbon Leads to Efficient Hydrogen-Evolution Electrocatalytic Sites" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10752–10757. (On Inside Cover).
  110. Gawande, M.; B.*; Guo, H.; Asefa, T.; Goswami, A.; Biradar, A. V.; Peng, D.-L.; Zboril, R.*; Varma, R. S.* "Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Applications in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis" Chem Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 7540-7590.
  111. Silva, R.; R. Silva, G. M. Pereira, D. Voiry, M. Chhowalla, T. Asefa* "Co3O4 Nanoparticles/Cellulose Nanowhiskers-Derived Amorphous Carbon Nanoneedles: Sustainable Materials for Supercapacitors and Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 49385–49391.
  112. Huang, X.; Zou, X.; Meng, Y.; Mikmeková, E.; Chen, H.; Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "Yeast Cells-Derived, Heteroatom-Doped, Hollow Core/Shell Nanocarbons as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction and Hydrazine Oxidation Reactions" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 1978–1986.
  113. Biradar, A. V.*; Patil, V. S.; Chandra, P.; Asefa, T.* "Trifunctional Mesoporous Silica-Based, Highly Active Catalyst for One-Pot, Three-Step Cascade Reactions" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8496–8499.
  114. Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Goswami, A.; Luo, F.; Asefa, T.* "Glutathione-Triggered Release of Model Drug Molecules from Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Non-Redox Process" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 28836–28839.
  115. Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Kappera, R.; Silva, C. C. C.; Kaplan, D.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla* "Covalent Functionalization of Monolayered Transition metal Dichalcogenides by Phase Engineering" Nature Chem., 2015, 7, 45–49.
  116. Alves, D. C. B. *; Silva, R.; Voiry, D.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla, M. “Copper nanoparticles stabilized by reduced graphene oxide for CO2 reduction reaction” Mater. Renew. Sustain. Energy 2015, 4:2, 1-7.
  117. Martins, A. C.; Junior, O. P.; Cazetta, A. L.; Bedin, K. C.; Yamazaki, D. A. S.; Bandoch, G. F. G.; Asefa, T.; Visentainer, J. V.; Almeida, V. C.* "Removal of Tetracycline by NaOH-Activated Carbon Produced from Macadamia Nut Shells: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies" Chem. Eng. J., 2015, 260, 291–299.
  118. Koh, K.; Seo, J.-E.; Lee, J. H.; Goswami, A.*; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Ultrasmall Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Amine-Functionalized SBA-15 as Efficient Catalysts for Formic acid Dehydrogenation" J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20444–20449.
  119. Meng, Y.; Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Chhowalla, M.; Liu, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Nitrogen and Sulfur Co-Doped Mesoporous Carbons as Metal-Free Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Alcohol Oxidation Reactions" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13554–13557.
  120. Huang, X.; Tao, Z.; Praskavich Jr., J. C.; Goswami, A.; Al-Sharab, J.-F.; Minko, T.; Polshettiwar, V.; Asefa, T.* "Silica Microspheres (KCC-1) with Fibrous Pore Structure Possess High DNA Adsorption Capacity and Effectively Deliver Genes" Langmuir 2014, 30, 10886–10898.
  121. Meng, Y.; Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Liu, Z.; Asefa, T.* "Polypyrrole-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbons as Metal-Free Catalyst for Hydrazine Electrooxidation" Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 6510–6516.
  122. Almeida, V. C.; Silva, R.; Acerce, M.; Junior, O. P.; Cazetta, A. L.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "N-Doped Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with Improved Charge Storage Capacity by Tailoring N-Dopant Density with Solvent-Assisted Synthesis" J. Mater. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 15181–15190.
  123. Sathe, B. R.; Zou, X.; Asefa, T.* "Metal-Free B-Doped Graphene with Efficient Electrocatalytic Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 2023–2030.
  124. Al-Sharab, J.*; Mikmekova, E.; Das, S.; Goswami, A.; El-Sheikh, S. M.; Ismail, A. A.; Hesari, M.; Maran, F.; Asefa, T. "Low Energy TEM Characterizations of Ordered Mesoporous Silica-Based Nanocomposite Materials for Catalytic Applications" Microsc. Microanal. 2014, 20, 1900-1901.
  125. Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Silva, R.; Sathe, B. Asefa, T.* "Cobalt-Embedded Nitrogen-Rich Carbon Nanotubes Efficiently Catalyze Hydrogen Evolution Reaction at All pH Values" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4372–4376;
    Featured in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN): Vol. 92, Issue 14, P. 34, April 7, 2014.
    And also received wide public interest and media attention as well, including at the following sites:
  126. Zou, X.: Wang, P. -P.; Li, C.; Zhao, J.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.*; Li, G. -D.* "One-pot Cation Exchange Synthesis of 1D Porous CdS/ZnO Heterostructures for Visible-Light-Driven H2 Evolution" J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 4682–4689.
  127. Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Hesari, M.; Maran, F.; Asefa, T.* "Reductive Deprotection of Monolayer Protected Nanoclusters: An Efficient Route to Supported Ultrasmall Au Nanocatalysts for Selective Oxidation” Small 2014, 10, 1473–1478.
  128. Nguyen-Phan, T.-D.; Pham, V. H.; Chung, J. S.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.; Kim, W.-J.; Shin, E.* "Photocatalytic Performance of Sn-doped TiO2/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite Materials" Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2014, 473, 21–30.
  129. Pezoti-Junior, O.; Gomes, R.; Cazetta, A. L.; Barizão, E. O.; de Souza, I. P. A. F.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C. "Synthesis of ZnCl2-Activated Carbon from Macadamia Nut Endocarp (Macadamia Integrifolia) by Microwave-Assisted Pyrolysis: Optimization using RSM and Blue Methylene Adsorption" J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. 2014, 105, 166–176.
  130. Jain, R. N.; Huang, X.; Das, S.; Silva, R.; Ivanova, V.; Minko, T.; Asefa, T.* "Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Glucose- and pH-Stimulated Release of Insulin" Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. (Wiley), 2014, 640, 616–623.
  131. Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Zou, X.; Hayes, S.; Shah, V.; Minko, T.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Nanostructured TiO2 Catalyzed Oxidations of Caffeine and Isocaffeine and their Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity towards Ovarian Cancer Cells" BioNanoScience 2014, 4, 27–36.
  132. Zou, X.†; Goswami, A.†; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Noble Metal-Free (Electro)Catalysis of Water and Alcohol Oxidations by Zinc−Cobalt Layered Double Hydroxide" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 17242–17245 († contributed equally).
  133. Voiry, D.; Yamaguchi, H; Li, J.; Silva, R.; Alves, D. C. B.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.; Asefa, T.; Shenoy, V.; Eda, G.; Chhowalla, M.* "Enhanced Catalytic Activity in Strained Chemically Exfoliated WS2 for Hydrogen Evolution" Nature Mater., 2013, 12, 850–855.
  134. Silva, R.; Voiry, D.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction: Polyaniline-Derived N- and O-Doped Mesoporous Carbons" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7823–7826.
  135. Voiry, D.; Salehi, M.; Silva, R.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.; Asefa, T.; Shenoy, V. B.; Eda, G.; Chhowalla, M.* "Conducting MoS2 Nanosheets as Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 6222–6227.
  136. Linguito, S. L.; Zhang, X.; Padmanabhan, M.; Biradar, A.; V.; Xu, T.; Emge, T. J.; Asefa, T.; Li, J.* "New Polyoxomolybdate Compounds Synthesized in situ Using Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate as Green Solvent" New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2894–2901.
  137. Zou, X.; Su, J.; Silva, R.; Goswami, A.; Sathe, B. R.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalyzed by Low-Density Ni-Doped Co3O4 Nanomaterials Derived from Metal-Embedded Graphitic C3N4" Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7522–7524.
  138. Asefa, T.* “Nanocrafting Iron-Cobalt for Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis”, Invited Highlight Paper, ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 1698–1700.
  139. Nguyen-Phan, T.-D.; Oh, E.-S.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.*; Shin, E. W.* "Hierarchical Macrochanneled Layered Titanates with “House-of-Cards”-Type Titanate Nanosheets and their Superior Photocatalytic Activity" J. Mater. Chem. A., 2013, 1, 7690–7701.
  140. Cazetta, A. L.; Junior, O. P.; Vargas, A. M. M.; da Silva, A. P.; Zou, X.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Thermal Regeneration Study of High Surface Area Activated Carbon Obtained from Coconut Shell: Characterization and Application of Response Surface Methodology" J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol., 2013, 101, 53–60.
  141. Zou, X.; Silva, R.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Self-Cleaning porous TiO2-Ag Core-Shell Nanocomposite Material for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering" Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 382–384.
  142. Al Samri, M. T.; Silva, R.; Almarzooqi, S.; Albawardi, A.; Othman, A. R. D.; Al Hanjeri, R. S. M. S.; Al Dawaar, S. K. M.; Tariq, S.; Souid, A.-K.*; Asefa, T.* "Lung Toxicities of Core-Shell-Shell Nanomaterials Composed of Carbon, Cobalt and Silica" Int. J. Nanomedicine, 2013, 8, 1223–1244.
  143. Zou, X.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Semiconductor and Plasmonic Photocatalysis for Selective Organic Transformations" Invited Review Paper, Curr. Org. Chem., 2013, 17, 1274–1287.
  144. Aburawi, E. H.; Qureshi, M. A.; Oz, D.; Tariq, S.; Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Asefa, T.; Biradar, A. V.; Souid, A.-K.; Adeghate, E.*; Howarth, F. C.* "Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica particles with Ventricular Myocyte: Structure and Function" Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2013, 26, 26–36.
  145. Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Murali, N.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Tertiary Amine/Weak Acid Bifunctional Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Michael Addition Reactions" ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 910–919.
  146. Silva, R.; Asefa, T.* "Noble Metal-Free Oxidative Electrocatalysts: Polyaniline and Co(II)-Polyaniline Nanostructures Hosted in Nanoporous Silica" Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 1878–1883.
  147. Silva, R.; Al-Sharab, J.; Asefa, T.* "Edge Plane-Rich Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanoneedles (CNNs) and Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts" Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 7171–7175.
  148. Asefa, T.*; Tao, Z.* "Mesoporous Silica and Organosilica Materials: Review on their Synthesis and Organic Functionalization" Can. J. Chem., 2012, 90, 1015–1031.
  149. Zhang, J.; Biradar, A. V.; Pramanik, S.; Emge, T. J.; Asefa, T.*; Li, J.* “A New Layered Metal-Organic Framework as a Promising Heterogeneous Catalyst for Olefin Epoxidation Reactions" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6541–6543.
  150. Woronowicz, K.;*, Ahmed, S.; Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Birnie, D. P.; Asefa, T.; Niederman, R. A.* "Near-IR Absorbing Solar Cell Sensitized With Bacterial Photosynthetic Membranes" Photochem. Photobiol., 2012, 88, 1467–1472.
  151. Asefa, T.*; Tao, Z.* "Biocompatibility of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles" Invited Review Paper, Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2012, 25, 2265–2284. (This review paper was featured in ACS’s CRT site).
  152. Al Samri, M. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Alsuwaidi, A. R.; Balhaj, G.; Al-Hammadi, S.; Shehab, S.; Al-Salam, S.; Tariq, S.; Pramathan, T.; Benedict, S.; Asefa, T.*; Souid, A.-K.* "Study on In Vitro Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Fetal Blood Cells" Int. J. Nanomedicine, 2012, 7, 3111–3121.
  153. Das, S.; Asefa, T.* "Core-Shell-Shell Microsphere Catalysts Containing Au Nanoparticles for Styrene Epoxidation" Top. Catal., 2012, 55, 587-594.
  154. Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Nanosized Gold Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkyl-Substituted Benzenes" Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2012, 435-436, 19–26.
  155. Asefa, T.* "Chiral Nematic Mesoporous Carbons from Self-Assembled Nanocrystalline Cellulose", Invited Highlight Paper, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 2008–2010.
  156. Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Hollow SiO2/Pd Nanoparticles/Porous SiO2/ZrO2 Core/Multi-Shell Nanospheres with Tunable Structures and Efficient Catalytic Properties" ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 132–139.
  157. Silva, R.; Biradar, A. V.; Fabris, L.*; Asefa, T.* "Au/SBA-15 Based Robust and Convenient to Use Powdered Nanomaterial for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) " J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 22810 - 22817.
  158. Biradar, A. V.; Biradar, A. A.; Asefa, T.* "Silica-Dendrimer Core-Shell Nanospheres with Encapsulated Ultrasmall Palladium Nanoparticles as Efficient and Easily Recyclable Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts" Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14408–14418.
  159. Ahmed, S.; Du Pasquier,A.; Birnie, D. P.*; Asefa, T* "Self-Assembled TiO2 with Increased Photoelectron Production, and Improved Conduction and Transfer: Enhancing Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 3002–3010.
  160. Al-Sharab, J.; Halim, H.; Ahmed, S.; Asefa, T.; Birnie, D.; Tse, S.; Kear, B. “Flame Synthesis of C-Doped TiO2 Nanopowders for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” Microsc. Microanal., 2011, 17, 1694–1695.
  161. Ahmed, S.; Du Pasquier, Asefa, T.*, Birnie D. P. III;* "Beneficial Microstructured TiO2 Photoanodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Highly Improved by Simple Surface Treatment" Adv. Energy Mater., 2011, 1, 879-887.
  162. Vathyam, R.; Wondimu, E.; Zhang, C.; Hayes, S.; Tao, Z.; Asefa, T.* "Improving Drug Adsorption and Release Properties on Nanostructured Materials with Temperature" J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 31135-31150.
  163. Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Aminotroponiminate/Aminotroponate-Zinc Complexes Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Intramolecular Hydroamination of Non-Activated Alkenes with Varied Steric and Electronic Properties" ACS Catal., 2011, 1, 736-750.
  164. Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Bifunctional Organic-Inorganic Mesoporous Catalyst for Tandem Reactions" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 21, 3174-3182.
  165. Al-Salam, S.; Al Samri, M. T.; Al Shamsi, M.; Tariq, S.; Benedict, S.; Sudhadevi, M.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.;* Souid, A.-K.* "In Vitro Study of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Mouse Lung" Toxicol. Sci., 2011, 122, 86-99.
  166. Das, S.; Asefa, T.* "Epoxide Ring Opening Reactions with Mesoporous Silica Supported Fe(III) Catalysts" ACS Catal., 2011, 1, 502-510.
  167. Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Nanosphere Supported Shaped Pd Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Nanoporous Silica Shell: Efficient and Recyclable Nanocatalysts" J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 7834-7841.
  168. Al Shamsi, M.; Al Samri, M. T.; Al-Salam, S.; Conca, W.; Shaban, S.; Benedict, S.; Tariq, S.; Biradar, A.; Penefsky, H. S.; Asefa, T.;* Souid, A.-K.* "Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Cellular Bioenergetics in Murine Tissues" Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2010, 23, 1796-1805.
  169. Dikarev, E. V.; Kumar, D. K.; Filatov, A. S.; Anan, A.; Xie, Y.; Asefa, T.; Petrukhina, M. A.* "Recyclable Dirhodium Catalysts Embedded into Nanoporous Surface-Functionalized Organosilica Hosts for Cyclopropanation Reactions" ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 1461-1466.
  170. Biradar, A. V.; Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Continuous and Selective Henry Reaction over Nanoporous Silica-Supported Amine Catalyst on Fixed-Bed Reactor" Appl. Catal. A: Chem., 2010, 389, 19-26.
  171. Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Rangan, S.; Mishler, R. E.; Asefa, T.* "Widening, Exfoliation and Functionalization of Metal Oxide Nanostructures with Fluorinating Agent: A Route to Tuning Surfaces of Nanostructures" Chem Mater., 2010, 17, 4950-4963.
  172. Wang, Y.; Asefa, T.* "Controlled Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Cuboctahedral Copper Nanoparticles and their Catalytic Properties" Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 10735-10743.
  173. Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Immobilization of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase on Corrugated Silica Nanospheres and their Biocatalytic Activities" ChemCatChem, 2010, 8, 1004-1010.
  174. Tao, Z.; Xie, Y.; Goodisman, J.;* Asefa, T.* "Isomer-Dependent Adsorption and Release of Cis- and Trans-platin Anticancer Drugs by Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles" Langmuir, 2010, 26, 8914-8924.
  175. Tao, Z.; Toms, B. B.; Goodisman, J.;* Asefa, T.* "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Enhance the Cytotoxicity of Platinum Anticancer Drugs" ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 789-794.
  176. Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Wang, G.; Shrama, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Poly(allylamine)-Stabilized Colloidal Copper Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Morphology, and Their Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Properties" Langmuir, 2010, 26, 7469-7474.
  177. Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A.; Asefa, T.* "Substituent- and Catalyst-Dependent Selectivity to Aldol and Nitrostyrene Product in Heterogeneous Base Nanocatalysis" ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 61-66.
  178. Tao, Z.; Xie, Y.; Toms, B. B.; Goodisman, J.; Asefa, T.* "Mesoporosity and Functional Group Dependent Cytotoxicity of Silica Nanomaterials" Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2009, 22, 1869-1880. (Cited 54 times to date).
  179. Mishler, R. E.; Biradar, A. A.; Duncan, C. T.; Schiff, E. A.*, Asefa, T.* "Solvent-Washable Polymer Templated Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica and Solid Acid Nanocatalysts in One-Pot" Chem. Commun., 2009, 6201-6203.
  180. Asefa, T.*, Duncan, C. T.; Sharma, K. K. Invited Critical Review Paper "Recent Advances in Nanostructured Sensors and Biosensors" Analyst, 2009, 134, 1980-1990. (The Top Most Accessed Article between September – December 2009).
  181. Duncan, C. T.; Fleitsch, S.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Nanoporous Silica-Supported Zn-Tropone Heterogeneous Catalyst for Intramolecular Hydroamination Reaction" ChemCatChem, 2009, 1, 365-368.
  182. Tao, Z.; Wang, G.; Goodisman, J, Asefa, T.* "Accelerated Oxidation of Epinephrine by Silica Nanomaterials" Langmuir, 2009, 25, 10183-10188.
  183. Asefa, T.*, Invited Commentary Paper on "Entrapping Cinchona Alkaloids within Metals: Chirally Imprinted Palladium by Rothenberg et al. Nature Chemistry" Chemtracts Org. Chem., 2009, 22, 121-128.
  184. DiPasqua, A. J.; Shi, Y.-L.; Mishler, R. E.; Dabrowiak, J. D.*; Asefa, T.* "Preparation of Antibody-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles" Mater. Lett., 2009, 63, 1876-1879.
  185. Wang, G.; Otuonye, A.; Blair, E. A.; Denton, K.; Tao, Z.; Asefa, T.* "Functionalized Mesoporous Materials with Improved Adsorption Capacity and Release Properties for Different Drug Molecules: A Comparative Study" J. Solid State Chem., 2009, 182, 1649-1660.
  186. Xie, Y.; Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Wang, G.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Nanostructured Catalysts for Aldol Condensation Reaction" J. Catal., 2009, 265, 131-140.
  187. Asefa, T.*; Wang, G.; Blair, E. A.; Otuonye, A., Denton, K. "Multifunctional Nanoporous Materials for Adsorption and Controlled Drug Release" Adsorption, 2009, 15, 287-299.
  188. Sharma, K. K.; Buckley, R. P.; Asefa, T.* "Optimizing Cooperative Acid-Base Bifunctional Mesoporous Catalysts for the Henry Reaction: Effects of Separation Distance of Site-Isolated Groups on Cooperative Catalysis", Langmuir, 2008, 24, 14306-14320.
  189. Asefa, T. "Book Review of Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials: Strategies, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 8871-8871.
  190. Asefa, T.*, Shi, Y.-L. "Corrugated Nanospheres and Nanocages: Synthesis via Controlled Etching and Improving Chemical Delivery and Electrochemical and Biosensing Applications" J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 5604-5614.
  191. Anan, A.; Vathyam, R.; Asefa, T. * "Controlling the Henry Reaction Products: Nitroalcohol versus Nitrostyrene by Simple Change of Amino-Groups of Aminofunctionalized Mesoporous Catalysts" Catal. Lett. 2008, 126, 142-148.
  192. Xie, Y.; Quinlivan, S.; Asefa, T.* "Tuning Metal Nanostructures within SBA-15 by Changing Metal Complexes Reduced In-situ with Grafted Imines and Hemiaminals" J. Phys. Chem. C., 2008, 112, 9996-10003.
  193. Tao, Z.; Morrow, M. P.; Sharma, K. K.; Duncan, C.; Anan, A.; Asefa, T.; Penefsky, H. S.; Goodisman, J.*, Kader, A.* "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Inhibit Cellular Respiration" Nano Lett., 2008, 8, 1517-1526. (Cited 58 times to date).
  194. Anan, A.; Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Selective Efficient Trifunctional Nanoporous Catalysts for Nitroaldol Condensation: Co-Placement of Site-Isolated Multiple Functional Groups on Mesoporous Materials" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2008, 288, 1-13. (Chosen as an Editor’s Choice Article).
  195. Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Buckley, R. P.; Ouellette, W.; Asefa, T.* "Towards Efficient Nanoporous Catalysts: Controlling Site-Isolation and Concentration of Grafted Catalytic Sites on Nanoporous Materials with Solvents and Colorimetric Elucidation of their Site-Isolation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 218-228.
  196. Di Pasqua, A. J.; Sharma, K. K.; Shi, Y.-L.; Toms, B. B.; Ouellette, W.; Dabrowiak, J. C.*, Asefa, T.* "Cytotoxicity of mesoporous silica nanomaterials" J. Inorg. Biochem., 2008, 102, 1416-1423.
  197. Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Bifunctional Nanocatalysts by Simple Postgrafting of Spatially-isolated Catalytic Groups on Mesoporous Materials" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 2879-2882.
  198. Otuonye, A.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient and Selective Nanoscale Catalysts by Solvent-Assisted Site-Isolated Grafting (SASIG) of Multiple Functional Groups on Mesoporous Materials" Chemtracts Inorg. Chem., 2007, 20, 85-93.
  199. Shi, Y.-L.; Asefa, T.* "Tailored core-shell-shell nanostructures: Sandwiching gold nanoparticles between silica cores and tunable silica shells" Langmuir, 2007, 23, 9455-9462. (Among the Top Ten Most Accessed Articles in 2007).
  200. Asefa, T.*, Shi, T.-L. “Super-stable high-quality Fe3O4 dendron-nanocrystals dispersible in both organic and aqueous solutions” Chemtracts Inorg. Chem., 2006, 19, 299-305.
  201. Asefa, T.; Lennox, R. B. "Synthesis of gold nanoparticles via electroless deposition in SBA-15" Chem. Mater., 2005, 17, 2481-2483
  202. Whitnall, W.; Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A. "Hybrid periodic mesoporous organosilicas" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2005, 15, 1696-1702.
  203. Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Novel Routes to Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilicas, PMAs: Ammonolysis of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 1662-11673.
  204. Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Synthesis and characterization of ordered mesoporous silicas with high loadings of methyl groups" J. Mater. Chem. 2002, 12, 3452-3457.
  205. Kuroki, M.; Asefa, T.; Whitnal, W.; Kruk, M.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G.A. "Synthesis and Properties of 1,3,5-Benzene Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica (PMO): Novel Aromatic PMO with Three Point Attachments and Unique Thermal Transformations" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13886-13895.
  206. Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Synthesis and characterization of methyl and vinyl-functionalized ordered mesoporous silicas with high organic content" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2002, 141, 197-204.
  207. Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A.; Grondey, H.; Kruk, M.; Jaroniec, M. "Recent developments in the synthesis and chemistry of periodic mesoporous organosilicas" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2002, 141, 1-26.
  208. Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Kruk, M.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "Bio-inspired nanocomposites: from synthesis toward potential applications" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2002, 711, 347-357.
  209. Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Metamorphosis of Ordered Mesopores to Micropores: Periodic Silica with Unprecedented Loading of Pendant Reactive Organic Groups Transforms to Periodic Microporous Silica with Tailorable Pore Size" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6383-6392.
  210. Matos, J. R.; Kruk, M.; Mercuri, L. P.; Jaroniec, M.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A.; Kamiyama, T.; Terasaki, O. "Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Large Cagelike Pores" Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 1903-1905.
  211. Temtsin, G.; Asefa, T.; Bittner, S.; Ozin, G.A. "Aromatic PMOs: tolyl, xylyl and dimethoxyphenyl groups integrated within the channel walls of hexagonal mesoporous silicas" J. Mater. Chem. 2001, 11, 3202-3206.
  212. Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; MacLachln, M.J.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Sequential hydroboration-alcoholysis and epoxidation-ring opening reactions of vinyl groups in mesoporous vinylsilica" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2001, 11, 447-456.
  213. Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Novel Bifunctional Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas, BPMOs: Synthesis, Characterization, Properties and in-Situ Selective Hydroboration-Alcoholysis Reactions of Functional Groups" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 8520-8530. (Cited 226 times to date).
  214. Dag, O.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Grondey, H.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Oriented periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) film with organic functionality inside the channel walls" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2001, 11, 213-217.
  215. Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Dag, O.; Grondey, H.; MacLachlan, M.J.; Ozin, G.A.; Yoshina-Ishii, C. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs): nanostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2001, 628, CC3.9.1-CC3.9.8.
  216. Asefa, T.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "New nanocomposites: putting organic function 'inside' the channel walls of periodic mesoporous silica" J. Mater. Chem. 2000, 10, 1751-1755. (On the Front Cover).
  217. MacLachlan, M. J.; Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A. "Writing on the wall with a new synthetic quill" Chem. Eur. J. 2000, 6, 2507-2511. (On Front Cover)
  218. Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Grondey, H.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Metamorphic channels in periodic mesoporous methylenesilica" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2000, 39, 1808-1811.
  219. Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas with organic groups inside the channel walls" Nature 1999, 402, 867-871.
  220. Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas, PMOs: fusion of organic and inorganic chemistry 'inside' the channel walls of hexagonal mesoporous silica" Chem. Commun. 1999, 2539-2540.
  221. Lal, M.; Joshi, M.; Kumar, D.N.; Friend, C.S.; Winiarz, J.; Asefa, T.; Kim, K.; Prasad, Paras N. "Inorganic-organic hybrid materials for photonics" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1998, 519, 217-225.

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