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C. Kim, B. L. Suh, H. Yun, J. Kim, H. Lee*
Surface Plasmon Aided Ethanol Dehydrogenation Using Ag-Ni Binary Nanoparticles
ACS Catalysis, accepted (2017)

77H. S. Whang, M. S. Choi, J. Lim, C. Kim, I. Heo, T.-S. Chang, H. Lee*

Enhanced Activity and Durability of Ru Catalyst Dispersed on Zirconia for Dry Reforming of Methane


Catalysis Today, accepted (2016)


S. Yang, Y. J. Tak, J. Kim, A. Soon*, H. Lee*(S. Yang and Y. J. Tak equally contributed)

Support Effect in Single-Atom Platinum Catalyst for Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction


ACS Catalysis, 7(2), 1301-1307 (2017) [pdf]





75H. Jeong, C. Kim, S. Yang, H. Lee*

Seletive Hydrogenation of Furanic Aldehydes Using Ni Nanoparticle Catalysts Capped with Organic Molecules

J. Catal., 344, 609-615 (2016) [pdf]

74J. W. Han, J. S. Park, M. S. Choi, H. Lee* (J. W. Han and J. S. Park equally contributed)

Uncoupling the Size and Support Effects of Ni Catalysts for Dry Reforming of Methane


Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 203, 625-632 (2016)[pdf]


C. -W. Roh and H. Lee*

Fe/N/C Catalysts Synthesized Using Graphene Aerogel for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Reaction in an Acidic Condition


Korean J. Chem. Eng, 33(9) (2016) [pdf]˙˙˙˙



J. Lim, S. Yang, C. Kim, C.-W. Roh, Y. Kwon, Y.-T. Kim, H. Lee*

Shaped Ir-Ni Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Minimizing Ir utilization in Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Chem. Commun. 52, 5641-5644 (2016) [pdf]


J. Kim, S. Yang, H. Lee*71

Platinum-Titanium Intermetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction with Enhanced Activity and Durability

Electrochem. Commun., 66, 66-70 (2016) [pdf]



J. Choi, Y. Lee, J. Kim, H. Lee*

Enhancing Stability of Octahedral PtNi Nanoparticles for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction by Halide Treatment

J. Power Sources, 307, 883-890 (2016) [pdf]


69S. Yang, J. Kim, Y. J. Tak, A. Soon, H. Lee*

Single-Atom Catalyst of Platinum Supported on Titanium Nitride for Selective Electrochemical Reactions


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55(6), 2058-2062 (2016) [pdf] Selected as HOT PAPER

68S. Yang, M. Kim, S. Yang, D. S. Kim, W. J. Lee, H. Lee* (S. Yang and M. Kim equally contributed)

Production of Acrylic Acid from Biomass-Derived Allyl Alcohol by Selective Oxidation Using Au/Ceria Catalysts


Catal. Sci. Tech. 6, 3616-3622 (2016)[pdf]






J. Yoon, J.-W. Choi, D. J. Suh, K. T. Lee, H. Lee, J.-M. Ha*

Water-Assisted Selective Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin-Derived Guaiacol toMonooxygenates

ChemCatChem, 7, 2669-2674 (2015) [pdf]



Y. Kwon, H. Lee*

Titanium-Iridium Oxide Layer Coating to Suppress Photocorrosion during Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Korean J. Chem. Eng., 32(12), 2429-2433 (2015) [pdf]




C. Kim, Y. Kwon, H.Lee*

Shape Effect of Ag-Ni Binary Nanoparticles on Catalytic Hydrogenation Aided by Surface Plasmon


Chem. Commun., 51, 12316-12319 (2015) [pdf]


64S. Yang, D. Y. Chung, Y.-J. Tak, J. Kim, H. Han, J-S. Yu, A. Soon, Y.-E. Sung, H. Lee*

Electronic Structure Modification of Platinum on Titanium Nitride Resulting in Enhanced Catalytic Activity and Durability for Oxygen Reduction and Formic Acid Oxidation

Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 174-175, 35-42 (2015) [pdf]

63D. Y. Chung, J. W. Han, D.-H. Lim, J.-H. Jo, S. J. Yoo*, H. Lee*, Y.-E. Sung* (D. Y. Chung and J. W. Han equally contributed)

Structure Dependent Active Sites of NixSy as an Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction


Nanoscale, 7, 5157-5163 (2015)  [pdf]Selected as Front Cover


Y.Kwon, A. Soon, H. Han, H. Lee*

Shape Effect of Cuprous Oxide Particles on Stability in Water and Photocatalytic Water Splitting

J. Mater. Chem. A, 3(1), 156-162 (2015) [pdf]






61C. Kim, J. Kim, S. Yang, H. Lee*

One-Pot Synthesis of Pd@PdPt Core-Shell Nanocubes on Carbon Supports


RSC Advances, 4(109), 63677-63680 (2014) [pdf]

60J. Kim, Y. S. Bae, H. Lee*

Shaped Platinum Nanoparticles Directly Synthesized Inside Mesoporous Silica Supports

Nanoscale, 6(21), 12540-12546 (2014) [pdf]


Utilization of Shape-Controlled Nanoparticles as Catalysts with Enhanced Activity and Selectivity

RSC Advances, 4(77), 41017-41027 (2014) [pdf]Invited review paper

58C. Kim, C. Kim, K. T. Lee, H. Lee*

Shaped Ni Nanoparticles with Unconventional hcp Crystalline Structure

Chem. Commun., 50(48), 6353-6356 (2014) [pdf]

57J. W. Han, C. Kim, J. S. Park, H. Lee*

Highly Coke-Resistant Ni Nanoparticle Catalysts with Minimized Sintering for Dry Reforming of Methane


ChemSusChem, 7(2), 451-456 (2014) [pdf]





C. Kim, H. Lee*

Applying Shape-Controlled Pt Nano-dendrites Supported on Carbon for Membrane-Electrode Assembly in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell


Fuel Cells, 13(5), 889-894 (2013) [pdf]

55J. Kim, Y. Kwon, H. Lee*

Metal-Ion Assisted Reshaping of Cu2O Nanocrystals for Catalytic Applications

J. Mater. Chem. A, 1(45), 14183-14188 (2013) [pdf]

54S. K. Kim, C. Kim, J. H. Lee, J. Kim, H. Lee*

Performance of Shape-Controlled Pd Nanoparticles in the Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene

J. Catal., 306, 146-154 (2013) [pdf]

53J. S. Yoon, Y. Lee, J. Ryu, J.-W. Choi, J.-M. Ha*, D. J. Suh, H. Lee

Production of High Carbon Number Hydrocarbon Fuels from a Lignin- Derived Alpha-O-4 Phenolic Dimer, Benzyl Phenyl Ether, via Isomerization of Ether to Alcohols on High-Surface-Area Silica-Alumina Aerogel Catalysts

 Appl. Catal. B: Environ.  142-143, 668-676 (2013) [pdf]


S. Yang, H. Lee*

Atomically Dispersed Platinum on Gold Nano-octahedra with High Catalytic Activity for Formic Acid Oxidation

ACS Catalysis 3, 437-443 (2013) [pdf]


51 J. Oh, S. Yang, C. Kim, I. Choi, J. H. Kim, H. Lee*

Synthesis of Biolubricants Using Sulfated Zirconia Catalysts

Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 455, 164-171 (2013) [pdf]

50I. H. Son*, S. J. Lee, A. Soon, H.-S. Roh, H. Lee*

Steam Treatment on Ni/γ-Al2O3 for Enhanced Carbon Resistance in Combined Steam and Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane

Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 134-135, 103-109 (2013) [pdf]

49R. Zhao, S. J. Lee, I. H. Son, H. Lee, A. Soon*

First-Principles Based Phenomenological Study of Ni Nanocubes: The effects of Nanostructuring on Carbon Poisoning of Ni(001) Nanofacets

Applied Surface Science, 265, 339-345 (2013) [pdf]

48J. Kim, H. Lee*

Copper Oxide Shape Effect in CeO2/Cu2O Catalysts for PROX Reaction


Int. J. Nanotechnology, 10 (8/9), 735-748 (2013) [pdf]





47W. S. Chi, J. W. Han, S. Yang, D. J. Roh, H. Lee*, J. H. Kim*

Employing Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Tailored Nickel Sulfide Nanoparticles for Quasi-Soild-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Pt-Free Counter Electrodes


Chem. Commun. 48, 9501-9503 (2012) [pdf]

46H. Yang, Y. Kwon, T. Kwon, H. Lee, B. J. Kim*

“Click” Preparation of CuPt Nanorod-Anchored Graphene Oxide as a Catalyst in Water


Small, 8(20), 3161-3168 (2012) [pdf]

45E. Jeong, K. Kim, I. Choi, S. Jeong, Y. Park, H. Lee, S. H. Kim, L. Lee, Y. Choi, T. Kang*

Three-dimensional Reduced-symmetry for Colloidal Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Nano Letters, 12, 2436-2440 (2012) [pdf]

Microsoft Word - Graphical AbstractD.-S. Kim, C. Kim, J.-K. Kim, J.-H. Kim, H. Lee, Y.-T. Kim*

Enhanced Electrocatalytic Performances Due to Anomalous Compressive Strain and Superior Electron Retention Property of Highly Porous Pt Nanoparticles

J. Catal., 291, 69-78 (2012) [pdf]

43C. Kim, S. S. Kim, S. Yang, J. W. Han, H. Lee*

In-situ Shaping of Pt Nanoparticles Directly Overgrown on Carbon Supports


Chem. Commun. 48, 6396-6398 (2012) [pdf]

42J. W. Han, H. Lee*

Direct Conversion of Cellulose into Sorbitol Using Dual-Functionalized Catalysts in Neutral Aqueous Solution

Catal. Commun., 19, 115-118 (2012) [pdf]

41H. Lee*, C. Kim, S. Yang, J. W. Han, J. Kim

Shape-Controlled Nanocrystals for Catalytic Applications

Catalysis Surveys from Asia, 16(1), 14-27 (2012) [pdf] Invited review paper

40S. Yang, N.-Y. Park, J. W. Han, C. Kim, S.-C. Lee, H. Lee*

A Distinct Platinum Growth Mode on Shaped Gold Nanocrystals

Chem. Commun., 48, 257-259 (2012) [pdf]





39B. H. San, S. S. Kim, S. H. Moh, H. Lee, D.-Y. Jung, K. K. Kim*

Platinum Nanoparticles Encapsulated by Aminopeptidase: A Multifunctional Bioinorganic Nanohybrid Catalysts

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 11924-11929 (2011) [pdf]

38T. Kwon, M. Min, H. Lee, B. J. Kim*

Facile Preparation of Water Soluble CuPt Nanorods with Controlled Aspect Ratio and Study on Their Catalytic Properties in Water

Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 11956-11960 (2011)  [pdf]

37J. Oh, S. Dash, H. Lee*

Selective Conversion of Glycerol to 1,3-Propanediol Using Pt-Sulfated Zirconia

Green Chemistry, 13(8), 2004-2007 (2011) [pdf]

36M. Min, C. Kim, Y. I. Yang, J. Yi, H. Lee*

Top-Down Shaping of Metal Nanoparticles in Solution: Partially Etched Au @ Pt Nanoparticles with Unique Morphology


Chem. Commun., 47(28), 8079-8081 (2011) [pdf]

35H. J. Yun, H. Lee, N. D. Kim, D. Lee, S. Yu, J. Yi*

Combination of Two Visible-Light Responsive Photocatalysts for the Realization of Z-Scheme in Solid State

ACS Nano, 5(5), 4084-4090 (2011) [pdf]

34J. Han, H. J. Kim, S. Yoon, H. Lee*

Shape Effect of Ceria in Cu/Ceria Catalysts for Preferential CO Oxidation

J. Mole. Catal. A: Chem., 335, 82-88 (2011) [pdf]

33H. J. Yun, H. Lee, J. B. Joo, N. D. Kim, J. Yi*

Effect of TiO2 Nanoparticle Shape on Hydrogen Evolution via Water Splitting


J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 11, 1-4 (2011) [pdf]






M. Min, C. Kim, and H. Lee*

Electrocatalytic Properties of Platinum Overgrown on Various Shapes of Gold Nanocrystals

J. Mole. Catal. A: Chem., 333, 6-10 (2010) [pdf] Selected as “Editor’s Choice”



C. Kim, J. G. Oh, Y. T. Kim, H. Kim and H. Lee*

Platinum Dendrites with Controlled Sizes for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Electrochem. Comm., 12, 1596-1599 (2010) [pdf]




Y. I. Yang, I. Choi, S. Hong, S. Lee, T. Kang, H. Lee, and J. Yi*

Selective Aggregation of Polyanion-Coated Gold Nanorods Induced by Divalent Metal Ions in an Aqueous Solution

J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 10, 3538-3542 (2010) [pdf]


29H. Kan and H. Lee*

Enhanced Stability of Ni-Fe/GDC Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes For Dry Methane Fuel

Catal. Comm., 12, 36-39 (2010) [pdf]

28H. J. Yun, H. Lee, J. B. Joo, N. D. Kim, and J. Yi*

Tuning the Band-Gap Energy of TiO2-xCx Nanoparticle for High Performance Photo-Catalyst

Electrochem. Comm., 12, 769-772 (2010) [pdf]



H. Kan and H. Lee*

Sn-doped Ni/YSZ Anode Catalysts with Enhanced Carbon Deposition Resistance for an Intermediate Temperature SOFC

Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 97, 108-114 (2010) [pdf]


26Y.T. Kim*, H. Lee, H.J. Kim, T.H. Lim

PtRu nano-dandelions on thiolated carbon nanotubes: a new synthesic strategy for supported bimetalis core-shell clusters on the atomic scale


Chem. Comm., 46, 2085-2087 (2010) [pdf]



S. S. Kim, C. Kim, and H. Lee*

Shape and Composition-Controlled Pt-Fe-Co Nanoparticles for Electrocatalytic MeOH Oxdation

Topics in Catalysis, 53, 686-693 (2010) [pdf]

24H. J. Yun, H. Lee*, J. B. Joo, N. D. Kim, M. Y. Kang, J. Yi*

Facile Preparation of High Performance Visible Light Sensitive Photo-catalysts

Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 94, 241-247 (2010) [pdf]

23C. Kim, M. Min, Y. W. Chang, K.-H. Yoo and H. Lee*

Chemical and Thermal Stability of Pt Nanocubes Synthesized with Various Surface-Capping Agents

J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 10, 233-239 (2010) [pdf]





22M. Min, C. Kim, Y. I. Yang, J. Yi, and H. Lee*

Surface-Specific Overgrowth of Platinum on Shaped Gold Nanocrystals

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 9759-9765 (2009) [pdf]


H. Kan, S. H. Hyun, Y. G. Shul and H. Lee*

Improved Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes for the Direct Utilization of Methane Using Sn-doped Ni/YSZ Catalysts

Catal. Comm., 11, 180-183 (2009) [pdf]


20J. Park, C. Aliaga, J. R. Renzas, H. Lee, and G. A. Somorjai*

The Role of Organic-Capping Layers of Platinum Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation

Catal. Lett., 129(1-2), 1-6 (2009) [pdf]


C.Kim and H. Lee*

Shape Effect of Pt Nanocrystals in Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation

Catal. Comm., 11, 7-10 (2009) [pdf]


18Y. Borodko, L. Jones, H. Lee, H. Frei, and Gabor Somorjai*

Spectroscopic Study of Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide Pt-C14TAB Nanoparticles: Structure and Stability

Langmuir, 25(12), 6665-6671 (2009) [pdf]

17C. Kim and H. Lee*

Change in the Catalytic Reactivity of Pt Nanocubes in the Presence of Different Surface-Capping Agents

Catal. Comm., 10, 1305-1309 (2009) [pdf]

16H. J. Yun, H. Lee, J. B. Joo, W. Kim, and J. Yi*

The Influence of Aspect Ratio of TiO2 Nanorods on the Photocatalytic Decomposition of Formic Acid

J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 3050-3055 (2009) [pdf]






H. J. Yun, H. Lee, N. D. Kim, and J. Yi*

Characterization of Photocatalytic Performance of Silver Deposited TiO2 Nanorods

Electrochem. Comm., 11, 363-366 (2008) [pdf]




S. H. Lim, E. J. Woo, H. Lee*, C. H. Lee*

Synthesis of Magnetite-Mesoporous Silica Composites as Adsorbents for Desulfurization from Natural Gas

Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 85, 71-76 (2008) [pdf]


13J. Park, H. Lee,  J. Renaz, Y. Zhang, G. A. Somorjai*

Probing Hot Electron Flow Generated on Pt Nanoparticles with Au/TiO2 Schottky Diodes during Catalytic CO Oxidation

Nano Letters, 8(8) 2388-2392 (2008) [pdf]


H. Lee, S. E. Habas, G. A. Sormojai, and P. Yang*

Localized Pd overgrowth on Cubic Pt Nanocrystals for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Formic Acid


J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(16) 5406-5407(2008) [pdf]




Before 2007

11K. M. Bratlie, H. Lee, K. Komvopoulos, P. Yang, and G. A. Sormojai

Pt Nanoparticle Shape Effects on Benzene Hydrogenation Selectivity

Nano Letters, 7(10) 3097-3101(2007) [pdf]


S. E. Habas, H. Lee, V. Radmilovic, G. A. Somorjai, and P. Yang

Shaping Binary Metal Nanocrystals Through Epitaxial Seeded Growth

Nature Mater., 6, 692-697(2007) [pdf] Selected in “News and Views” of Nature Materials 6,625-626 (2007)




H. Lee, S. E. Habas, S. Kweskin, D. Butcher, G. A. Somorjai, and P. Yang

Morphology Control of Catalytically Active Pt Nanocrystals

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 45(46), 7824-7828 (2006) [pdf]


8H. Lee, S. I. Zones, and M. E. Davis

Synthesis of Molecular Sieves Using Ketal-Structure Directing Agents and Their Degradation Inside the Pore Space

Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 88, 266-274 (2006) [pdf]


S. I. Zones, H. Lee, and M. E. Davis

Strategies in Developing Routes to Commercialization of Novel High Silica Zeolites

Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 158, 1-10 (2005) [pdf]


6H. Lee, S. I. Zones, and M. E. Davis

Zeolite Synthesis Using Degradable Structure-Directing Agents and Pore-Filling Agents

J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 2187-2191 (2005) [pdf]



H. Lee, S. I. Zones, and M. E. Davis

A New Synthesis Method for Zeolites

Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 154, 102-109 (2004) [pdf]


4H. Lee, S. I. Zones, and M. E. Davis

A Combustion-Free Methodology for Synthesizing Zeolites and Zeolite-like Materials

Nature, 425, 385-388 (2003)  [pdf] Selected in “News and Views” of Nature, 425, 356 (2003)
Selected in “Today’s Headline” of C&EN, 81(39), 7 (2003)


B. Lee, Y. Kim, H. Lee, and J. Yi

Synthesis of Functionalized Porous Silicas via Templating Method as Heavy Metal Ion Adsorbents: The Introduction of Surface Hydrophilicity Onto the Surface of Adsorbents


Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 50, 77-90 (2001) [pdf]



H. Lee, and J. Yi

Removal of Copper Ions Using Functionalized Mesoporous Silica

Sep. Sci. Tech., 36 (11), 2433-2448 (2001) [pdf]




H. Lee, J. Kim, and J. Yi

Modeling of Copper Ion Removal from Aqueous Solutions Using Modified Silica Beads

Chem. Eng. Comm., 181, 37-55 (2000) [pdf]