Experience in the Field of Materials for Sustainable Energy and Environment

(examples of published research from Yury Gogotsi Nanomaterials Group)

Electrochemical Capacitors (Supercapacitors)  – major research area

  1. V. Presser, C. R. Dennison, J. Campos, K. W. Knehr, E. C. Kumbur, Y. Gogotsi, The Electrochemical Flow Capacitor: A New Concept for Rapid Energy Storage and Recovery, Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 895–902 (2012)
  2. Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, True Performance Metrics in Electrochemical Energy Storage, Science, 334, 917-918 (2011)
  3. J. Chmiola, C. Largeot, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Monolithic Carbide-Derived Carbon Films for Micro-Supercapacitors, Science, 328, 480-483 (2010)
  4. P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors, Nature Materials, 7 (11) 845-854 (2008). Reprinted in a collections of articles from Nature journals (Materials for Sustainable Energy, 2011) by World Scientific Publishers. More than 1500 citations.
  5. J. Chmiola, G. Yushin, Y. Gogotsi, C. Portet, P. Simon, and P. L. Taberna, Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Sizes Less Than 1 Nanometer, Science, 313, 1760-1763 (2006)

 Batteries (Li-ion and other) – growing research area

  1. O. Mashtalir, M. Naguib, V. N. Mochalin, Y. Dall’agnese, M. Heon, M. W. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi, Intercalation and Delamination of Layered Carbides, Nature Communication, 4, 1716 (2013)
  2. M. Naguib, J. Come, B. Dyatkin, V. Presser, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, M. W. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi MXene: a promising transition metal carbide anode for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochemistry Communications, 16, 61-64 (2012)

 Natural gas (methane) storage

  1. C. Vakifahmetoglu, V. Presser, S.-H. Yeon, P. Colombo, Y. Gogotsi, Enhanced hydrogen and methane gas storage of silicon oxycarbide derived carbon, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 144, 105–112 (2011)
  2. S.-H. Yeon, I. Knoke, Y. Gogotsi, J. E. Fischer, Enhanced volumetric hydrogen and methane storage capacity of monolithic carbide-derived carbon, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 31, 423–428 (2010)
  3. S.-H. Yeon, S. Osswald, Y. Gogotsi, J. P. Singer, J. M. Simmons, J. E. Fischer, M.A. Lillo-Rodenas, A. Linares-Solano, Enhanced Methane Storage of Chemically and Physically Activated Carbide-Derived Carbon, J. Power Sources, 191 (2) 560–567 (2009)

 Hydrogen storage

  1. Y. Gogotsi, C. Portet, S. Osswald, J. M. Simmons, T. Yildirim, G. Laudisio, J. E. Fischer, Importance of Pore Size in High Pressure Hydrogen Storage by Porous Carbons, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34, 6314-6319 (2009)
  2. G. Yushin, R. Dash, J. Jagiello, J. Fischer, and Y. Gogotsi, Enhanced hydrogen uptake by carbide-derived carbons with optimized pore structure, Advanced Functional Materials, 16 (17) 2288-2293 (2006)
  3. Y. Gogotsi, R. K. Dash, G. Yushin, T. Yildirim, G. Laudisio, J. E. Fischer, Tailoring of Nanoscale Porosity in Carbide-Derived Carbons for Hydrogen Storage, J. American Chemical Society, 127 (46), 16006-16007 (2005)

 Carbon dioxide capture

  1. V. Presser, J. McDonough, S.-H. Yeon, Y. Gogotsi, Effect of Pore Size on Carbon Dioxide Sorption by Carbide Derived Carbon, Energy & Environmental Science, 4 (8), 3059 – 3066 (2011)

 Adorption and Catalysis for Environment

  1. W. Xu, X. Wang, Q. Zhou, B. Meng,  J. Zhao, J. Qiu, Y. Gogotsi, Low-temperature plasma-assisted preparation of graphene supported palladium nanoparticles with high hydrodesulfurization activity, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 14363-14368 (2012)
  2. C.J. Karwacki, P. Ganesh, P.R.C. Kent, W.O. Gordon, G.W. Peterson, J.J. Niu, Y. Gogotsi, Structure-Activity Relationship of Au/ZrO2 Catalyst on Formation of Hydroxyl Groups and Its Influence on CO Oxidation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 6051-6062 (2013)
  3. M. Seredych, C. Portet, Y. Gogotsi, T. J. Bandosz, Nitrogen Modified Carbide Derived Carbons as Adsorbents of Hydrogen Sulfide, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 330 (1) 60-66 (2009)


  1. O. Mashtalir, M. Kurtoglu, S. Pogulay, A. Gogotsi, M. N. Abdelmalak, Y. Gogotsi, Photocatalytic WO3 and TiO2 films on brass, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 10 (1) 26–32 (2013)
  2. M. Kurtoglu, T. Longenbach, K. Sohlberg, Y. Gogotsi, Strong coupling of Cr and N in Cr-N-doped TiO2 and its effect on photocatalytic activity, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (35) 17392-17399 (2011)
  3. M. Kurtoglu, T. Longenbach, Y. Gogotsi, Preventing Sodium Poisoning of Photocatalytic TiO2 Films on Glass by Metal Doping, International Journal of Applied Glass Science 2 (2) 108–116 (2011)

 Clean Energy from Fossil Fuels

  1. F. Odeyemi, M. Pekker, A. Rabinovich, A.A. Fridman, M. Heon, V.N. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, Low Temperature Plasma Reforming of Hydrocarbon Fuels into Hydrogen and Carbon Suboxide for Energy Generation without CO2 Emission, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40 (5) 1362-1370 (2012)

 Water desalination by capacitive deionization

  1. S. Porada, L. Weinstein, R. Dash, A. van der Wal, M. Bryjak, Y.  Gogotsi, P.M. Biesheuvel, Water Desalination using Capacitive Deionization with Microporous Carbon Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4, 1194-1199 (2012)

 Analytical Capabilities for Analysis of Carbons and Shale Materials

  1. S. Osswald, Y. Gogotsi, Chapter 12: In situ Raman Spectroscopy of Oxidation of Carbon Nanomaterials, in Raman Spectroscopy for Nanomaterials Characterization, edited by C.S.S.R. Kumar, Springer, Berlin, pp. 291-351 (2012)
  2. P.H. Tan, S. Dimovski, Y. Gogotsi, Raman scattering of non-planar graphite: arched edges, polyhedral crystals, whiskers and cones, Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. Lond. A, 362, 2289-2310 (2004)