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Radoslav Adzic

Senior Scientist Emeritus, Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis Group, Chemistry Division

Radoslav Adzic

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4522

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards

Research Activities

Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis

Research Interests

Surface electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, direct energy conversion, fuel cells


M. Sci. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology, 1965
Dr. Sci. Chemistry University of Belgrade, 1974

Professional Appointments

  • Institute of Electrochemistry, ICTM, 1965–1992 (Research Director 1978-1983; Director 1983–1992)
  • Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, 1971–1973
  • Visiting Faculty, Case Western Reserve University, 6-9, 1977; 6-9, 1983
  • Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University, 1988–1990
  • Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, U. Belgrade, Professor from, 1990, 1975–1992
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Scientist, 1992; Chemist with Tenure, 2001
  • BNL, Electrochemistry Group Leader, 2004; Senior Chemist, 2005-2017
  • Stony Brook University, Adjunct Professor, 2006
  • BNL, Senior Scientist Emeritus, 2017

Selected Professional Activities

  • Membership professional organizations:
    • Serbian Chemical Society
    • The Electrochemical Society
    • International Society for Electrochemistry (ISE)
    • American Chemical Society
  • Organizer 13th Yugoslav Symposium on Electrochemistry, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 1983
  • Editorial Boards of: J. Serbian Chem. Soc., 1984; Electrocatalysis; J. Transactions SAEST; Scientific Reports - Nature
  • ISE, Co-Chair, Div. Fundamental Interfacial Electrochememistry, 1987–1989
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Oxygen Electrochemistry, Chicago, 1995
  • The Electrochemical Society, Executive Committee, Phys. Electrochem. Division, 1995–1999
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Electrocatalysis, Québec City, 2005
  • Member Advisory Board: Energy Materials Center, Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • Adzic RR, Cai Y (2014) Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts. Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry 1594–1606.
  • Zhang J, Sasaki K, Sutter E, Adzic RR (2007) Stabilization of Platinum Oxygen-Reduction Electrocatalysts Using Gold Clusters. Science 315:220–222.
  • Kowal A, Li M, Shao M, et al (2009) Ternary Pt/Rh/SnO2 electrocatalysts for oxidizing ethanol to CO2. Nature Materials 8:325–330.
  • Wang JX, Inada H, Wu L, et al (2009) Oxygen Reduction on Well-Defined Core−Shell Nanocatalysts: Particle Size, Facet, and Pt Shell Thickness Effects. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131:17298–17302.
  • Adzic RR (2012) Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts: Tunable Activity, Stability, and Self-Healing Properties. Electrocatalysis 3:163–169.
  • Sasaki K, Naohara H, Choi Y, et al (2012) Highly stable Pt monolayer on PdAu nanoparticle electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. Nature Communications 3:.
  • Koenigsmann C, Sutter E, Chiesa TA, et al (2012) Highly Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Performance Observed in Bimetallic Palladium-Based Nanowires Prepared under Ambient, Surfactantless Conditions. Nano Letters 12:2013–2020.
  • Gong K, Choi Y, Vukmirovic MB, et al (2012) Tetrahedral Palladium Nanocrystals: A New Support for Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts with High Activity and Stability in the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 226:1025–1038.
  • Zhang Y, Ma C, Zhu Y, et al (2013) Hollow core supported Pt monolayer catalysts for oxygen reduction. Catalysis Today 202:50–54.
  • Adzic R, Marinkovic N (2020) Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts.

Research Highlights

Publications,  over 300, cited  over 40,000 times,  h-index 98,  i10index - 301

Awards & Recognition

  • Annual Award of the City of Belgrade for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 1983
  • Correspondent Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1993
  • Foreign member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences Serbia
  • Member of International Academy of Electrochemical Energy  Sciences.
  • Symposium Electrocatalysis 9, at 233rd meeting of the Electrochemical Society was held to honor his retirement
  • Honorary Member of the Serbian Chemical Society 1996
  • Medal of the Serbian Chemical Society on its 100th Anniversary, 1997
  • Science and Technology Award, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2005
  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, 2005
  • Energy Technology Award, the Electrochemical Society, 2006
  • The SciAm50, 2007
  • Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program R&D Award, 2008, 2012
  • Inventor of the Year, Battelle Memorial Institute, 2005, 2011
  • Fellow International Society of Electrochemistry, 2012
  • R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine, 2012
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Inventor of the Year Award, 2012
  • December 2012 issue of Electrocatalysis dedicated to Adzic
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science: Highly cited researcher, 2016, 2017, 2018
Radoslav Adzic

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
Bldg. 555
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4522

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