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Jia Wang

Jia Wang


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

Phone: (631) 344-2515
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis

Research Interests

Surface electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, nanomaterials synthesis, fuel cells, water electrolysis, and surface X-ray scattering study of single crystal electrodes.


Ph.D Chemistry 1987, City University of New York.
B.S. Chemistry 1982, Beijing Normal University.

Professional Employment

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
      1996, Chemist
      1993, Associate Chemist
      1991, Assistant scientist
      1989, Research Associate
  • Princeton University
      1987-1989:    Research Associate


R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine, 2012

Representative Publications

  1. “Ordered bilayer ruthenium-platinum core-shell nanoparticles as carbon monoxide-tolerant fuel cell catalysts”, Yu-Chi Hsieh, Yu Zhang, Dong Su, Vyacheslav Volkov, Rui Si,  Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, Wei An, Ping Liu, Ping He, Siyu Ye, Radoslav R. Adzic, and Jia X. Wang, Nat. Commun. 4:2466 (2013) doi: 10.1038/ncomms3466.
  2. “Hollow Core Supported Pt Monolayer Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction”, Yu Zhang, Chao Ma, Yimei Zhu, Rui Si, Yun Cai, Jia X. Wang, and Radoslav R. Adzic, Catalyst Today, 20 (2013) 50-54.
  3. “Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution on Platinum in Acids”, Jia X. Wang, Electrochemistry Encyclopedia.
  4. "Truncated Ditetragonal Gold Prisms as Nano-facet Activators of Catalytic Platinum", Fang Lu, Yu Zhang, Lihua Zhang,  Yugang Zhang, Jia X. Wang, Radoslav R. Adzic, Eric A. Stach, and Oleg Gang, submitted to J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133 (2011) 18074-18077.
  5. “Kirkendall Effect and Lattice Contraction in Nanocatalysts: A New Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Activity Enhancement”, J. X. Wang, C. Ma, Y. Choi, D. Su, Y. Zhu, P. Liu, R. Si, Miomir B. Vukmirovic, Yu Zhang, and R. R. Adzic,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 13551-13557.
  6. “Low-Coordination Sites in Oxygen-Reduction Electrocatalysis: Their Roles and Methods for Removal”, Yun Cai, Chao Ma, Yimei Zhu, Jia X. Wang, and Radoslav R. Adzic, /Langmuir, 27 (2011) 8540-8547.
  7. “Core-protected Core-shell Electrocatalysts: Potential for Automotive Applications of Fuel Cells”, K. Sasaki, H. Naohara, Y. Cai, Y. Choi, P. Liu, M. Vukmirovic, J. X. Wang, R. R. Adzic, Angew. Chemie Intern. 49 (2010) 8602-8607.
  8. “Recent Advances in Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction: Scale-up Synthesis, Structure and Activity of Pt Shells on Pd Cores”, K. Sasaki, J.X. Wang, H. Naohara, N. Marinkovic, K. More, H. Inada, R.R. Adzic, Electrochim. Acta, 55 (2010) 2645-2652.
  9. “Oxygen reduction on well-defined core-shell nanocatalysts: particle Size, facet, and Pt shell thickness effects”, Jia X. Wang, Hiromi Inada, Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, YongMan Choi, Ping Liu, Wei-Ping Zhou, and Radoslav R. Adzic, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 17298-17302.
  10. “Intrinsic kinetic equation for oxygen reduction reaction in acidic media: The double Tafel slope and fuel cell applications”, J. X. Wang, F. Uribe, T. E. Springer, J. Zhang, R. R. Adzic, Faraday Discuss. 140 (2008) 347-362.
  11. “Double-trap kinetic equation for the oxygen reduction reaction on Pt(111) in acidic media”, Jia X. Wang, Junliang Zhang, Radoslav R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. A 111 (2007) 12702-12710.
  12. “Platinum monolayer fuel cell electrocatalysts”, R. R. Adzic, J. Zhang, K. Sasaki, M. B. Vukmirovic, M. Shao, J. X. Wang, A. U. Nilekar, M. Mavrikakis, F. Uribe, Top. Catal. 46 (2007) 249-262.
  13. “Hydrogen oxidation reaction on Pt in acidic media: Adsorption isotherm and activation free energies”, J. X. Wang, T. E. Springer, P. Liu, M. Shao, R. R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 12425-12433.
  14. “Dual-pathway kinetic equation for the hydrogen oxidation reaction on Pt electrodes”, J. X. Wang, T. E. Springer, and R. R. Adzic, J. Electrochemical Society, 153 (2006) A1732-1740.
  15. "Platinum monolayer on non-noble metal - noble metal core-shell nanoparticles electrocatalysts for O2 reduction ", J. Zhang, F.H.B. Lima , M. H. Shao, K. Sasaki, J. X. Wang, R. R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109 (2005) 22701-22704.
  16. “Adsorbate-geometry specific subsurface relaxation in the CO/Pt(111) system”, J. X. Wang, I. K. Robinson, B. M. Ocko, and R. R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B 109 (2005) 24-26.
  17. “Kinetic analysis of oxygen reduction on Pt(111) in acid solutions: Intrinsic kinetic parameters and anion adsorption effects”, J. X. Wang, N. M. Markovic, R. R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B 108 (2004) 4127-4133.
  18. “Ultra-low platinum content fuel cell anode electrocatalyst with a long-term performance stability”, K. Sasaki, J.X. Wang, M. Balasubramanian, J. McBreen, F. Uribe, R.R. Adzic, Electrochim. Acta, 49 (2004) 3873-3877.
  19. “Kinetics of monolayer Bi electrodeposition on Au(111): Surface X-ray scattering and current transients “, K. Tamura, J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, and B.M. Ocko,  J. Phys. Chem. B. 108 (2004) 1992-1998.
  20. “Formation of ordered multilayers from polyoxometalates and Ag on Electrode Surfaces”, J. Kim, L. Lee, B. K. Niece, J. X. Wang, and A. A. Gewirth, J. Phys. Chem. B. 108 (2004) 7927-7933.
  21. “Overpotential deposition of Ag monolayer and bilayer on Au(111) mediated by Pb underpotential deposition/stripping cycles”, J.X. Wang, B.M. Ocko, and R. R. Adzic, Surf. Sci. 540 (2003) 230-236.
  22. “Kinetic characterization of H2 anode catalysts made by spontaneous deposition of Pt on Ru nanoparticles”, J.X. Wang, S.R. Brankovic, Y. Zhu, J.C. Hanson, and R.R. Adzic, J. Electrochem. Soc., 150 (2003) A1108-1117.
  23. “Pt submonolayers on metal nanoparticles – novel electrocatalysts for H2 oxidation and O2 reduction” K. Sasaki, Y. Mo, J.X. Wang, M. Balasubramanian, F. Uribe, J. McBreen, R.R. Adzic, Electrochim. Acta , 48 (2003) 3841-3849.
  24. “Electrocatalysis of H2 oxidation on Ru(0001) and Ru(10-10) single crystal surfaces”, H. Inoue, J.X. Wang, K. Sasaki, R.R. Adzic, J. Electroanal. Chem. 554 (2003) 77-85.
  25. “Oxygen Reduction on Bare and Pt Monolayer-Modified Ru(0001), Ru(10 EQ \O(1,-)0) and Ru Nanostructured Surfaces”, H. Inoue, S.R. Brankovic, J.X. Wang, and R.R. Adzic, Electrochim. Acta, 47 (2002) 3777-3785.
  26. “Structure of surface adlayers and oxygen reduction kinetics”, R.R. Adzic, J.X. Wang, Solid State Ionics, 150 (2002) 105-114.
  27. “Carbon monoxide oxidation on bare and Pt-modified Ru(10 EQ \O(1,-)0)  single Crystal Electrodes”, S.R. Brankovic, N.S. Marinkovic, J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, J. Electroanal. Chem. 532 (2002) 57.
  28. “Electrosorption and catalytic properties of bare and Pt modified single crystal and nanostructred Ru surfaces”, S.R. Brankovic, J.X. Wang, Y. Zhu, R. Sabatini, J. McBreen, and R.R. Adzic, J. Electroanal Chem. 524 (2002) 231-241.
  29. “Structure of active adlayers on bimetallic surfaces: Oxygen reduction on Au(111) with Bi adlayers”,  K. Tamura, B.M. Ocko, J.X. Wang, and R.R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B 106 (2002) 3896-3901.
  30. “Time response of the thin layer electrochemical cell used for in situ x-ray diffraction”, J.E. DeVilbiss, J.X. Wang, B.M. Ocko, K. Tamura, R.R Adzic, I.A. Vartanyants, and I.K. Robinson, Electrochim Acta 47 (2002) 3057-3064.
  31. “Pt submonolayers on Ru nanoparticles - a novel low Pt loading, high CO tolerance fuel cell electrocatalyst”, S.R. Brankovic, J.X. Wang, and R.R. Adzic, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 4 (2001) A217-220.
  32. “Adsorption Configuration and Local Ordering of Silicontungstate Anions on Ag(100) Electrode Surfaces”,  L. Lee, J. X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, I.K. Robinson, and A.A. Gewirth, J. Am. Cem. Soc., 123 (2001) 8838-8843.
  33. “In situ X-ray Reflectivity and Voltammetry Study of Ru(0001) Surface Oxidation in Electrolyte Solutions", J.X. Wang, N.S. Marinkovic, H. Zajonz, B.M. Ocko, R.R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B, 105 (2001) 2809-2814.
  34. “Adsorption of Bromide at the Ag(100) Electrode Surface”, Th. Wandlowski, J.X. Wang, B.M. Ocko, J. Electroanal. Chem., 500 (2001) 418-434.
  35. “Metal monolayer deposition by replacement of metal adlayers on electrode surfaces", S.R. Brankovic, J.X. Wang, and R.R. Adzic, Surf. Sci., 474 (2001) L173-179.
  36.  “Adsorption of Bisulfate on the Ru(0001) Single Crystal Electrode Surface", N.S. Marinković, J.X. Wang, H. Zajonz, R.R. Adzic,  J.  Electroanal. Chem., 500 (2001) 388-394.
  37. “Unususal Stability of Carbon Monoxide Adsorbed on the Ru(0001) Electrode Surface", N.S. Marinkovic, J.X. Wang, H. Zajonz, and R.R. Adzic, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 3 (2000) 508-510.
  38. “Structural trends among ionic metal-halide adlayers on electrode surfaces", J.X. Wang, I.K. Robinson, J.E. DeVilbiss, and R.R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. B, 104 (2000) 7951-7959.
  39. “In situ surface x-ray scattering studies of eletrosorption", J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, and B.M. Ocko, In: Interfacial Electrochemistry: Accomplishments and Challenges", Ed. Andrzej Wieckowski, Marcel Dekker Inc., Chapter 11, pp 175-186. 1999, New York.
  40. “Formation of well-ordered surface compounds by co-adsorption of thallium and bromide on the Au(111) electrode surface", J.X. Wang, I.K. Robinson, and R.R. Adzic, Surf. Sci., 412/413 (1998) 374-383.
  41. “Surface reconstruction at metal-solid polymer electrolyte interfaces: Au(111)|nafion interface", J.X. Wang, and R. R. Adzic, J. Electroanal. Chem. 448 (1998) 205-210.
  42. “Anomolous lattice expansion of the electrodeposited Ag bilayer on Pt(111)", J.X. Wang, N.S. Marinkovic, R.R. Adzic, and B.M. Ocko, Surf. Sci., 398 (1998) L291-296.
  43. “Structure of Br adlayers in the course of electrocatalytic reactions: O2 reduction on Pt(111) and Au(100)”, J.X. Wang, N.S. Marinkovic, and R.R. Adzic, Colloids and  Surfaces A: Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 134 (1998) 165-171.
  44. “Bromide adsorption on Ag(001): a potential induced two-dimensional Ising order/disorder transition", B.M. Ocko, J.X. Wang, and T. Wandlowski, Phys. Rev. Lett., 79 (1997) 1511-1514.
  45. “Structures of Tl adlayers on the Pt(111) electrode surface: the effects of solution pH and bisulfate coadsorption", R.R. Adzic, J.X. Wang, B.M. Ocko and O.M. Magussen, J. Phys. Chem. 100 (1996) 14721-14725.
  46. “Structural and kinetic aspects of the bromide adsorption on Au(100)", Th. Wandlowski, J.X. Wang, B.M. Ocko and O.M. Magussen, J. Phys. Chem., 100 (1996) 10277.
  47. “One-dimensional commensurate-incommensurate transition: Bromide on the Au(100) electrode", B.M. Ocko, O.M. Magnussen, J.X. Wang and T. Wandlowski, Phys. Rev. B 53 (1996) R7654.
  48. “Ordered binary ionic adlayers on a Au(110) electrode: coadsorption of alkali-metal cations with iodide anions", J.X. Wang, G.M. Watson and B.M. Ocko, J. Phys. Chem. 100 (1996) 6672.
  49. “In situ x-ray diffraction and STM studies of bromide adsorption on Au(111) electrodes", O.M. Magussen, B.M. Ocko, J.X. Wang and R.R. Adzic, J. Phys. Chem. 100 (1996) 5500-5508.  
  50. “Structural evolution during electrocrystallization: Deposition of Tl on Ag(100) from monolayer to bilayer and to bulk crystallites", J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, O.M. Magnussen and B.M. Ocko, Surf. Sci. 344 (1995) 111-121.
  51. “Structure of electrodeposited Tl overlayers on Au(100) studied via surface X-ray scattering",J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic, O.M. Magnussen and B.M. Ocko, Surf. Sci. 335 (1995) 120-128.
  52. “X-ray diffraction studies of ordered chloride and bromide monolayers at the Au(111)-solution interface", O.M. Magnussen, B.M. Ocko, R.R. Adzic and J.X. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 51 (1995) 5510-5513.
  53. “X-ray scattering study of Tl adlayers on the Au(111) electrode in alkaline solutions: metal monolayer, OH- coadsorption, and oxide formation", J.X. Wang, R.R. Adzic and B.M. Ocko, J. Phys. Chem. 98 (1994) 7182-7190.
  54. “Uniaxial incommensurate phases at the Au(111) electrode", J.X. Wang, G.M. Gavin and B.M. Ocko, Phsica A, 200 (1993) 679-687.
  55. “Charge induced (1x3) reconstruction of the Au(110) surface: an x-ray scattering study", B.M. Ocko, G. Helgesen, B. Schardt, J. Wang and A. Hamelin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69 (1992) 3350-3353.
  56. “In situ x-ray diffraction and reflectivity studies of the Au(111)/electrolyte interface: reconstruction and anion adsorption", J. Wang, B.M. Ocko, A.J.  Davenport and H.S. Isaacs, Phys. Rev. B 46 (1992) 10321-10338.
  57. “Surface charge-induced ordering of the Au(111) surface", J. Wang, A.J. Davenport, H.S. Isaacs and B.M. Ocko, Science 256 (1992) 1416-1418.
  58. “In situ x-ray reflectivity and diffraction studies of Au(001) reconstruction in an electrochemical cell", B.M. Ocko, J. Wang, A.J.  Davenport and H.S. Isaacs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65 (1990) 1466-1469.