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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

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27     Anomalous Reaction Pathways to Methane Production in Photocatalytic Ethanol Oxidation

         Azam Nasirian, Kihyuk Sung, Hye-Young Jang,* Sungju Yu*


26     Just Add Brønsted Acid for Living Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Hetero Diels-Alder Adducts

         Ju-Hyung Chae, Minyeong Choi, Sungju Yu, In-Hwan Lee*


25     Plasmon-Driven Selective Methane Oxidation to Formic Acid at Ambient Conditions

         Thuy Ha Nguyen, Eun Duck Park,* Sungju Yu*

         ACS Energy Letters, 2024, 9(2), 538–546

         > Supplementary Cover Article

         > Ajou News Bureau Press Release [Link]

24     Ir(tri-N-Heterocyclic Carbene)-Catalyzed Production of Hydrogen and Cn Acids from Ethylene Glycol

         Mi-Hyun Lee, Heemin Byeon, Siwon Kim, Woojin Yoon, Juneseo Park, Hoseop Yun, Sungju Yu, Hye-Young Jang*

         ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2023, 11(24), 8901-8907

23     Iridium(triNHC)-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Glycerol Carbonate without Exogenous Reductants

         Yeon-Joo Cheong, Mi-Hyun Lee, Heemin Byeon, Jiyong Park, Sungju Yu, Hye-Young Jang*

         Catalysts, 2022, 12(6), 656

22     Hot Carrier Extraction from Plasmonic-Photonic Superimposed Heterostructures

         Sanghyuk Lee, Sungju Yu*

         Journal of Chemical Physics, 2022, 156(23), 234703

         > Invited Article for Special Issue on Plasmon-Driven Energy Conversion [Link]

         > Guest-Edited by Prof. Jain (UIUC), Prof. Wei (U of Florida), and Prof. Kim (SNU)

         > Chosen as a Featured Article

         > 2022 JCP Editors' Choice Article (Entire Collection Here)

21     Ir(NHC)-Catalyzed Synthesis of β-Alkylated Alcohols via Borrowing Hydrogen Strategy: Influence of Bimetallic 


         Kihyuk Sung, Mi-hyun Lee, Yeon-Joo Cheong, Yu Kwon Kim, Sungju Yu, Hye-Young Jang*

         Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2021, 363(12), 3090-3097

20     Isotope Effects in Plasmonic Photosynthesis

         Sungju Yu, Prashant K. Jain*

         Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59(50), 22480-22483

         > Featured in Hot Topic: Carbon Dioxide

19     The Chemical Potential of Plasmonic Excitations

         Sungju Yu, Prashant K. Jain*

         Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59(5), 2085-2088

18     Using Plasmonically Generated Carriers as Redox Equivalents

         Sungju Yu, Mohan Varun, Prashant K. Jain*

         MRS Bulletin, 2020, 45(1), 43-48

         > Invited Review

         > 'Materials for Hot-Carrier Chemistry' Issue (Jan 2020) [Link]

17     Selective Branching of Plasmonic Photosynthesis into Hydrocarbon Production and Hydrogen Generation

         Sungju Yu, Prashant K. Jain*

         ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4(9), 2295−2300


16     Plasmonic Photosynthesis of C1-C3 Hydrocarbons from Carbon Dioxide Assisted by an Ionic Liquid

         Sungju Yu, Prashant K. Jain*

         Nature Communications, 2019, 10(1), 2022

         > 2019 Top 50 Nature Communications Article in Chemistry and Materials Sciences (All Top 50 Collections Here)

         > Editors' Highlight on Energy Materials [Link]

         > Illinois News Bureau Press Release [Link]

         > Featured on Science News Media [Link]

15     Plasmonic Control of Multi-Electron Transfer and C-C Coupling in Visible-Light-Driven CO2 Reduction on Au


         Sungju Yu, Andrew J. Wilson, Jaeyoung Heo, Prashant K. Jain*

         Nano Letters, 2018, 18(4), 2189-2194

         > Selected for Front Cover [Link]

         > Most Read Article, Mar/May 2018

         > Top 20 Most Downloaded Article, Jan 2019

         > Highlighted in a Feature Article of Chemistry World (RSC magazine) [Link]

         > Thomson Reuters Highly Cited (Top 1%) Paper, as of Sep/Oct 2019

14     Opportunities and Challenges of Solar-Energy-Driven Carbon Dioxide to Fuel Conversion with Plasmonic Catalysts
         Sungju Yu, Andrew J. Wilson, Gayatri Kumari, Xueqiang Zhang, Prashant K. Jain*

         ACS Energy Letters, 2017, 2(9), 2058-2070

         > Invited Review

         > Most Read Article, Sep 2017

         > Featured in Virtual Issue (May 2018) on 'Plasmons for Energy Conversion' [Link]

13     Exploring Crystal Phase and Morphology in the TiO2 Supporting Materials Used for Visible-Light Driven Plasmonic


         Chyan Kyung Song, Jayeon Baek, Tae Yong Kim, Sungju Yu, Jeong Woo Han, Jongheop Yi*

         Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016, 198, 91-99

12     Energy Conversion of Sub-Band-Gap Light using Naked Carbon Nanodots and Rhodamine B

         Sungju Yu, Su Young Lee, Ha Nee Umh, Jongheop Yi*

         Nano Energy, 2016, 26, 479-487

11     Tuning the Structural Color of a 2D Photonic Crystal using a Bowl-Like Nanostructure

         Ha Nee Umh†, Sungju Yu†, Yong Hwa Kim, Su Young Lee, Jongheop Yi*
         ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8(24), 15802-15808

         > Featured in News Media

10     Interfacial Adsorption and Redox Coupling of Li4Ti5O12 with Nano-Graphene for High-Rate Lithium Storage

         Seongjun Bae, Inho Nam, Soomin Park, Young Geun Yoo, Sungju Yu, Jong Min Lee, Jeong Woo Han, Jongheop Yi*
         ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7(30), 16565-16572

9       Kinetic and Mechanistic Insights into the All-Solid-State Z-Schematic System

         Sungju Yu, Su Young Lee, Jungeun Yeo, Jeong Woo Han, Jongheop Yi*
         Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(51), 29583-29590

8       Hot-Electron-Transfer Enhancement for the Efficient Energy Conversion of Visible Light

         Sungju Yu, Yong Hwa Kim, Su Young Lee, Hyeon Don Song, Jongheop Yi*
         Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53(42), 11203-11207

         > Selected as Hot Paper

         > Featured in Media Outlets

7       Enhancement in Photocatalytic Oxygen Evolution via Water Oxidation under Visible Light on Nitrogen-Doped TiO2

         Nanorods with Dominant Reactive {102} Facets
         Minzae Lee, Hyeong Jin Yun, Sungju Yu, Jongheop Yi*

         Catalysis Communications, 2014, 43, 11-15

6       Carbon-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles Wrapped with Nanographene as a High Performance Photocatalyst for Phenol

         Degradation under Visible Light Irradiation

         Sungju Yu, Hyeong Jin Yun, Yong Hwa Kim, Jongheop Yi* 
         Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2014, 144, 893-899

5       Effect of Valence Band Energy on the Photocatalytic Performance of N-Doped TiO2 for the Production of O2 via the

         Oxidation of Water by Visible Light

         Hyeong Jin Yun, David M. Lee, Sungju Yu, Jeyong Yoon, Hee-Jin Park, Jongheop Yi*
         Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2013, 378, 221-226

4       Effect of TiO2 Crystalline Phase on CO Oxidation over CuO Catalysts Supported on TiO2

         Mi Yeong Kang, Hyeong Jin Yun, Sungju Yu, Wooyoung Kim, Nam Dong Kim, Jongheop Yi*
         Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2013, 368-369, 72-77

3       Preparation and Characterization of Fe-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles as a Support for a High Performance CO

         Oxidation Catalyst

         Sungju Yu†, Hyeong Jin Yun†, David M. Lee, Jongheop Yi*
         Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22(25), 12629-12635

2       Design of an Efficient Photocatalytic Reactor for the Decomposition of Gaseous Organic Contaminants in Air

         David M. Lee, Hyeong Jin Yun, Sungju Yu, Seong Jin Yun, Sung Young Lee, Sang Hyeon Kang, Jongheop Yi* 
         Chemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 187, 203-209

1       A Combination of Two Visible-Light Responsive Photocatalysts for Achieving the Z-Scheme in the Solid State

         Hyeong Jin Yun, Hyunjoo Lee, Nam Dong Kim, David M. Lee, Sungju Yu, Jongheop Yi* 
         ACS Nano, 2011, 5(5), 4084-4090

          > Featured in News Media




Non-SCI Journal Article

1       Plasmonic Photosynthesis

         Sungju Yu* 
         Catalysis, 2020, 36, 11-20

          > Invited Contribution (KIChE)

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