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Sungsik Lee



Chemical and Materials Science
X-ray Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 433-E007

(630) 252-7491 

Sungsik Lee (이성식) is a physicist in Chemical and Materials Science group (X-ray Science Division) at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests include catalysis studies of nano clusters on metal oxides and application of x-ray techniques (SAXS, GISAXS, XAS) on nanostructured materials. He is a member of IACT(Institute for Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations) applying  X-ray science to develop new, complex, multifunctional catalytic materials.

Research Interests

· Structural characterization of nanoparticles and nanocomposite materials by SAXS/GISAXS

· Spectroscopic characterization using in situ XANES and EXAFS study on thin film and nanoparticles

· Size and support effects on heterogeneous catalysis

· Spectroscopic analysis: XPS, UPS, MIES, ISS and TPD

Selected Publications

1. Wang, H.;  Liu, J.-X.;  Allard, L. F.;  Lee, S.;  Liu, J.;  Li, H.;  Wang, J.;  Wang, J.;  Oh, S. H.;  Li, W.;  Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, M.;  Shen, M.;  Goldsmith, B. R.; Yang, M., Surpassing the single-atom catalytic activity limit through paired Pt-O-Pt ensemble built from isolated Pt1 atoms. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1), 3808.

2. Lee, S.;  Halder, A.;  Ferguson, G. A.;  Seifert, S.;  Winans, R. E.;  Teschner, D.;  Schlögl, R.;  Papaefthimiou, V.;  Greeley, J.;  Curtiss, L. A.; Vajda, S., Subnanometer cobalt oxide clusters as selective low temperature oxidative dehydrogenation catalysts. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1), 954.

3. Marcinkowski, M. D.;  Darby, M. T.;  Liu, J.;  Wimble, J. M.;  Lucci, F. R.;  Lee, S.;  Michaelides, A.;  Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, M.;  Stamatakis, M.; Sykes, E. C. H., Pt/Cu single-atom alloys as coke-resistant catalysts for efficient C–H activation. Nature Chemistry 2018, 10, 325-332.

4. Shan, J.;  Li, M.;  Allard, L. F.;  Lee, S.; Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, M., Mild oxidation of methane to methanol or acetic acid on supported isolated rhodium catalysts. Nature 2017, 551, 605.

5. Zhou, Y.;  Guan, X.;  Zhou, H.;  Ramadoss, K.;  Adam, S.;  Liu, H.;  Lee, S.;  Shi, J.;  Tsuchiya, M.;  Fong, D. D.; Ramanathan, S., Strongly correlated perovskite fuel cells. Nature 2016, 534, 231-234.

6. Wang, X.;  Gao, Y.;  Shen, X.;  Li, Y.;  Kong, Q.;  Lee, S.;  Wang, Z.;  Yu, R.;  Hu, Y.-S.; Chen, L., Anti-P2 structured Na0.5NbO2 and Its Negative Strain Effect. Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, 2753-2759.

7. Hirai, K.;  Yeom, B.;  Chang, S.-H.;  Chi, H.;  Mansfield, J. F.;  Lee, B.;  Lee, S.;  Uher, C.; Kotov, N. A., Coordination Assembly of Discoid Nanoparticles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (31), 8966-8970.

8. Yang, M.;  Li, S.;  Wang, Y.;  Herron, J. A.;  Xu, Y.;  Allard, L. F.;  Lee, S.;  Huang, J.;  Mavrikakis, M.; Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, M., Catalytically active Au-O(OH)x- species stabilized by alkali ions on zeolites and mesoporous oxides. Science 2014, 346 (6216), 1498-1501.

9. Lei, Y.;  Mehmood, F.;  Lee, S.;  Greeley, J.;  Lee, B.;  Seifert, S.;  Winans, R. E.;  Elam, J. W.;  Meyer, R. J.;  Redfern, P. C.;  Teschner, D.;  Schlogl, R.;  Pellin, M. J.;  Curtiss, L. A.; Vajda, S., Increased Silver Activity for Direct Propylene Epoxidation via Subnanometer Size Effects. Science 2010, 328 (5975), 224-228.