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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

  • Kuttiyiel KA, Sasaki K, Park G-G, Vukmirovic MB, Wu L, Zhu Y, Chen JG, Adzic RR (2017) Janus structured Pt–FeNC nanoparticles as a catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction. Chemical Communications 53:1660–1663. doi: 10.1039/c6cc08709d
  • Li Y, Kuttiyiel KA, Wu L, Zhu Y, Fujita E, Adzic RR, Sasaki K (2016) Enhancing Electrocatalytic Performance of Bifunctional Cobalt-Manganese-Oxynitride Nanocatalysts on Graphene. ChemSusChem 10:68–73. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201601188
  • Hu J, Wu L, Kuttiyiel KA, Goodman KR, Zhang C, Zhu Y, Vukmirovic MB, White MG, Sasaki K, Adzic RR (2016) Increasing Stability and Activity of Core–Shell Catalysts by Preferential Segregation of Oxide on Edges and Vertexes: Oxygen Reduction on Ti–Au@Pt/C. Journal of the American Chemical Society 138:9294–9300. doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b04999
  • Vukmirovic MB, Kuttiyiel KA, Meng H, Adzic RR (2016) Controllable Deposition of Platinum Layers on Oxide Surfaces for the Synthesis of Fuel Cell Catalysts. ChemElectroChem 3:1635–1640. doi: 10.1002/celc.201600255
  • Chen W-F, Sasaki K, Ma C, Frenkel AI, Marinkovic N, Muckerman JT, Zhu Y, Adzic RR (2012) Hydrogen-Evolution Catalysts Based on Non-Noble Metal Nickel-Molybdenum Nitride Nanosheets. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51:6131–6135. doi: 10.1002/anie.201200699

Research Highlights

Over 300 career total; cited over 23,000 times excluding self-citations; h-index=73; 14 US patents issued; 15 applications pending.

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
  • 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
Radoslav Adzic

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

(631) 344-4522

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