Data and analyses from the W. M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis are included in various publications, including annually more than 80 peer reviewed journal papers and 40 theses, many conference presentations, posters, and proceeding articles. The following is a partial list of those in some high impact journals:

(Author affiliation – University of Delaware or otherwise specified)


Haochen Zhang, Xiaoxia Chang, Jingguang G. Chen, William A. Goddard, Bingjun Xu, Mu-Jeng Cheng, Qi Lu, Computational and experimental demonstrations of one-pot tandem catalysis for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction to methane, Nature Communications, 26 July 2019, DOI:
From Greenhouse Gas to Fuel – Novel catalysis approach reduces carbon dioxide to methane

Weiqing Zheng, Liang Wang, Fei Deng, Stephen A. Giles, Ajay K. Prasad, Suresh G. Advani, Yushan Yan, Dionisios G. Vlachos, Durable and self-hydrating tungsten carbide-based composite polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, Nature Communications, 04 September 2017, DOI:

Sibao Liu, Tyler R. Josephson, Abhay Athaley, Qile P. Chen, Angela Norton, Marianthi Ierapetritou, J. Ilja Siepmann, Basudeb Saha, Dionisios G. Vlachos, Renewable lubricants with tailored molecular architecture, Science Advances, 01 February 2019, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav5487

Konstantinos A. Goulas, Alexander V. Mironenko, Glen R. Jenness, Tobias Mazal, Dionisios G. Vlachos, Fundamentals of C–O bond activation on metal oxide catalysts, Nature Catalysis, 25 February 2019, DOI:

Hao Qi, Hao Zhou, Qiyun Tang, Jee Young Lee, Zhiyuan Fan, Seyong Kim, Mark C. Staub, Tian Zhou, Shan Mei, Lin Han, Darrin J. Pochan, Hao Cheng, Wenbing Hu, Christopher Y Li, Block copolymer crystalsomes with an ultrathin shell to extend blood circulation time, Nature Communications, 01 August 2018, DOI:

• Martin D. Gelenter, Katelyn J. Smith, Shu-Yu Liao, Venkata S. Mandala, Aurelio J. Dregni, Matthew S. Lamm, Yu Tian, Wei Xu, Darrin J. Pochan, Thomas J. Tucker, Yongchao Su, Mei Hong, The peptide hormone glucagon forms amyloid fibrils with two coexisting β-strand conformations, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 24 June 2019, DOI:

Qianrong Fang, Zhongbin Zhuang, Shuang Gu, Robert B. Kaspar, Jie Zheng, Junhua Wang, Shilun Qiu, Yushan Yan, Designed synthesis of large-pore crystalline polyimide covalent organic frameworks, Nature Communications, 23 July 2014, DOI:

Konstantinos A. Goulas, Alexander V. Mironenko, Glen R. Jenness, Tobias Mazal, and Dionisios G. Vlachos, Fundamentals of C–O bond activation on metal oxide catalysts, Nature Catalysis, 25 Feb 2019: Unlocking the mystery of catalysts University of Delaware Research News

• Matthew Jouny, Wesley Luc and Feng Jiao, High-rate electroreduction of carbon monoxide to multi-carbon productsNature Catalysis, 20 Aug 2018, DOI: 10.1038/s41929-018-0133-2

• Liangqi Ouyang, Bin Wei, Chin-chen Kuo, Sheevangi Pathak, Brendan Farrell and David C. Martin, Enhanced PEDOT adhesion on solid substrates with electrografted P(EDOT-NH2)Science Advances,  03 Mar 2017: Vol. 3, no. 3, e1600448, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600448

(SP with Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA 16801, USA)

• Huixi Violet Zhang, Frank Polzer, Michael J. Haider, Yu Tian, Jose A. Villegas, Kristi L. Kiick, Darrin J. Pochan, Jeffery G. Saven, Computationally designed peptides for self-assembly of nanostructured latticesScience Advances,  09 Sep 2016: Vol. 2, no. 9, e1600307, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600307

(HVZ, JAV & JGS with Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA)

• Zhongbin Zhuang, Stephen A. Giles, Jie Zheng, Glen R. Jenness, Stavros Caratzoulas, Dionisios G. Vlachos & Yushan Yan, Nickel supported on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as hydrogen oxidation reaction catalyst in alkaline electrolyte, Nature Communications, 7, Article number: 10141, 2016, doi:10.1038/ncomms10141

•  Qi Lu, Gregory S. Hutchings, Weiting Yu, Yang Zhou, Robert V. Forest, Runzhe Tao, Jonathan Rosen, Bryan T. Yonemoto, Zeyuan Cao, Haimei Zheng, John Q. Xiao, Feng Jiao & Jingguang G. Chen, Highly porous non-precious bimetallic electrocatalysts for efficient hydrogen evolution, Nature Communications, 6, Article number: 6567, 2015, doi:10.1038/ncomms7567

(RT & HZ with Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA)

•  Lan Li, Hongtao Lin, Shutao Qiao, Yi Zou, Sylvain Danto, Kathleen Richardson, J. David Musgraves, Nanshu Lu & Juejun Hu Integrated flexible chalcogenide glass photonic devices, Nature Photonics, 8, 643–649 (2014) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2014.138

(SQ & NL with University of Texas at Austin; SD & KR with University of Central Florida; KR & JDM with IRradiance Glass Inc., Orlando, Florida 32828, USA.)

•  Qianrong Fang, Zhongbin Zhuang, Shuang Gu, Robert B. Kaspar, Jie Zheng, Junhua Wang, Shilun Qiu & Yushan Yan Designed synthesis of large-pore crystalline polyimide covalent organic frameworks, Nature Communications , 5, Article number: 4503, 2014, doi:10.1038/ncomms5503

(SQ with State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China.)

•  Elizabeth G. Kelley, Ryan P. Murphy, Jonathan E. Seppala, Thomas P. Smart, Sarah D. Hann, Millicent O. Sullivan & Thomas H. Epps Size evolution of highly amphiphilic macromolecular solution assemblies via a distinct bimodal pathway, Nature Communications , 5, Article number: 3599, 2014, doi:10.1038/ncomms4599

•  Xin Fan, Halise Celik, Jun Wu, Chaoying Ni, Kyung-Jin Lee, Virginia O. Lorenz & John Q. Xiao Quantifying interface and bulk contributions to spin–orbit torque in magnetic bilayers, Nature Communications , 5, Article number: 3042, 2014, doi:10.1038/ncomms4042

(KJL with Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea)

•  Qi Lu, Jonathan Rosen, Yang Zhou, Gregory S. Hutchings, Yannick C. Kimmel, Jingguang G. Chen & Feng Jiao, A selective and efficient electrocatalyst for carbon dioxide reduction, Nature Communications, 5, Article number: 3242, 2014, doi:10.1038/ncomms4242

• Jiahua Zhu, Shiyi Zhang, Ke Zhang, Xiaojun Wang, Jimmy W. Mays, Karen L. Wooley & Darrin J. Pochan,Disk-cylinder and disk-sphere nanoparticles via a block copolymer blend solution construction, Nature Communications, 4, Article number: 2297, 2013, doi: 10.1038/ncomms3297

(SZ & KLW with Texas A&M University; KZ with Northeastern University, XW & JWM with University of Tennessee)

• James Sargianis, Hyung-ick Kim & Jonghwan Suhr, Natural Cork Agglomerate Employed as an Environmentally Friendly Solution for Quiet Sandwich Composites, Scientific Reports, Volume: 2 , Article number: 403, 2012, DOI: doi:10.1038/srep00403

• Bing Li, Lingyu Li, Bingbing Wang, & Christopher Y. Li, Alternating patterns on single-walled carbon nanotubes, Nature Nanotechnology, 2009, 4, 415-419

(Authors with Drexel University)

• Jarrod A. Hanson, Connie B. Chang, Sara M. Graves, Zhibo Li, Thomas G. Mason, & Timothy J. Deming, Nanoscale double emulsions stabilized by single-component block copolypeptides, Nature, 2008, 455, 85-88

(Authors with UCLA)

• Honggang Cui, Zhiyun Chen, Sheng Zhong, Karen L. Wooley, Darrin J. Pochan , Block copolymer assembly via kinetic control, Science, 2007, 317, 647-650

(ZC & KLW were with Washington University)

• Darrin J. Pochan, Zhiyun Chen, Honggang Cui, Kelly Hales, Kai Qi, Karen L. Wooley, Toroidal Triblock Copolymer Assemblies, Science, 2004, 306, 94-97

(ZC, KQ, & KLW were with Washington University)

• Enrico G. Bellomo, Michael D. Wyrsta, Lisa Pakstis, Darrin J. Pochan and Timothy J. Deming, Stimuli Responsive Polypeptide Vesicles via Conformation Specific Assembly, Nature Materials, 2004, 3, 244-248

(EGB, MDW, & TJD were with UCSB)

• Andrew P. Nowak, Victor Breedveld, Lisa Pakstis, Bulent Ozbas, David J. Pine, Darrin Pochan, & Timothy J. Deming, Rapid Recovering Hydrogel Scaffolds From Self-Assembling Diblock Copolypeptide Amphiphiles, Nature, 2002, 417, 424-428

(APN, VB, DJP, & TJD were with UCSB)