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Yu-Chi Hsieh

Yu-Chi Hsieh

Research Associate

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4357
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Artificial Photosynthesis Group


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2012

Research Experience

  • Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, July 2013 – present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, August 2012-June 2013
  • Visiting Scholar, Brookhaven National Laboratory, April 2011 – March 2012

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide on surface-modified metal electrodes
  • Green chemical approach for fabrication of core-shell nanoparticles as electrocatalysts for renewable energy applications
  • Structural characterization of electrocatalysts and investigation of electrochemical deposition mechanisms using synchrotron based X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)


  • Y.-C. Hsieh, Y. Zhang, D. Su, V. Volkov, R. Si, L. Wu, Y. Zhu, W. An, P. Liu, S. Y. Ping He, R. R. Adzic, J. X. Wang, “Ordered bilayer ruthenium–platinum core-shell nanoparticles as carbon monoxide-tolerant fuel cell catalysts”, Nature Communications 2013, 4, 2466.
  • Y.-C. Hsieh, L.-C. Chang, Y.-C Tseng, P.-W. Wu, J.-F. Lee, “Structural characterizations of PtRu nanoparticles by galvanostatic pulse electrodeposition”, J Alloys and Comp 2014, 583, 170-175.
  • Y.-C. Hsieh, L.-C. Chang, P.-W. Wu, Y.-M. Chang, J.-F. Lee, “Displacement reaction of Pt on carbon-supported Ru nanoparticles in hexachloroplatinic acids”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2011, 103, 116-127