Group Leader, Interface Sciences/Catalysis, Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2043
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Our research focuses in surface chemistry studied by in-situ tools, and in particular on structure–reactivity relationships in catalysis. The use of well-defined model catalysts allows the characterization of systems at the molecular and atomic level. Studies of these model catalysts by complimentary in-situ ambient pressure spectroscopy and microscopy gives direct evidence of dynamically generated active phases and adsorbed surface species which are produced or stabilized only under reaction conditions.
- Google Scholar (>170 publications)
- Humboldt Research Fellow: Fritz-Haber-Institute, Max-Planck-Society
- PhD: University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, Physical Chemistry
- B.S.: UNSL, Argentina, Major: Physics; Surface Science
- O'Connor CR, Duanmu K, Patel DA, Muramoto E, van Spronsen MA, Stacchiola D, Sykes ECH, Sautet P, Madix RJ, Friend CM (2020) Facilitating hydrogen atom migration via a dense phase on palladium islands to a surrounding silver surface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117:22657–22664. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2010413117
- Eads CN, Zhong J-Q, Kim D, Akter N, Chen Z, Norton AM, Lee V, Kelber JA, Tsapatsis M, Boscoboinik JA, Sadowski JT, Zahl P, Tong X, Stacchiola DJ, Head AR, Tenney SA (2020) Multi-modal surface analysis of porous films under operando conditions. AIP Advances 10:085109. doi: 10.1063/5.0006220
- Yan D, Topsakal M, Selcuk S, Lyons JL, Zhang W, Wu Q, Waluyo I, Stavitski E, Attenkofer K, Yoo S, Hybertsen MS, Lu D, Stacchiola DJ, Liu M (2019) Ultrathin Amorphous Titania on Nanowires: Optimization of Conformal Growth and Elucidation of Atomic-Scale Motifs. Nano Letters 19:3457–3463. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04888
- Eren B, Torres D, Karslioglu O, Liu Z, Wu CH, Stacchiola D, Bluhm H, Somorjai GA, Salmeron M (2018) Structure of Copper–Cobalt Surface Alloys in Equilibrium with Carbon Monoxide Gas. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140:6575–6581. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b13621
- Zhong J-Q, Wang M, Akter N, Kestell JD, Boscoboinik AM, Kim T, Stacchiola DJ, Lu D, Boscoboinik JA (2017) Immobilization of single argon atoms in nano-cages of two-dimensional zeolite model systems. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms16118
- Stacchiola DJ (2015) Tuning the Properties of Copper-Based Catalysts Based on Molecular in Situ Studies of Model Systems. Accounts of Chemical Research 48:2151–2158. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00200
- Graciani J, Mudiyanselage K, Xu F, Baber AE, Evans J, Senanayake SD, Stacchiola DJ, Liu P, Hrbek J, Sanz JF, Rodriguez JA (2014) Highly active copper-ceria and copper-ceria-titania catalysts for methanol synthesis from CO2. Science 345:546–550. doi: 10.1126/science.1253057
- Mudiyanselage K, Senanayake SD, Feria L, Kundu S, Baber AE, Graciani J, Vidal AB, Agnoli S, Evans J, Chang R, Axnanda S, Liu Z, Sanz JF, Liu P, Rodriguez JA, Stacchiola DJ (2013) Importance of the Metal-Oxide Interface in Catalysis: In Situ Studies of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction by Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52:5101–5105. doi: 10.1002/anie.201210077
- Park JB, Graciani J, Evans J, Stacchiola D, Ma S, Liu P, Nambu A, Sanz JF, Hrbek J, Rodriguez JA (2009) High catalytic activity of Au/CeOx/TiO2(110) controlled by the nature of the mixed-metal oxide at the nanometer level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:4975–4980. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0812604106
- Stacchiola D, Kaya S, Weissenrieder J, Kuhlenbeck H, Shaikhutdinov S, Freund H-J, Sierka M, Todorova TK, Sauer J (2006) Synthesis and Structure of Ultrathin Aluminosilicate Films. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 45:7636–7639. doi: 10.1002/anie.200602670
- Brookhaven and Forge Nano to Mature Noble Gas-Trapping Technology
- Atomic Defect Lines Suppress Deactivation of Iron Oxide Catalysts
- Optimizing the Growth of Coatings on Nanowire Catalysts
- Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials
- Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages"
- Scientists Demonstrate New Real-Time Technique for Studying Ionic Liquids at Electrode Interfaces
- Nusnin Akter: A Role Model for Young Women and Underrepresented Minority Engineers
- The Play-by-Play of Energy Conversion: Catching Catalysts in Action.
- Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO2 to Methanol.
- Chemist Darío Stacchiola of Brookhaven Lab Granted Tenure.
Catching Catalysis in the Act: In Situ Studies With X-Rays and Electrons
May 4, 2015
During the 504th Brookhaven Lecture, Dario Stacchiola provides an introduction to catalysis and in situ studies to watch catalysts in action. He then discusses his research, highlighting important catalytic processes essential for producing industrial quantities of cleaner fuels to help meet the world's energy needs.
During the 504th Brookhaven Lecture, Dario Stacchiola provides an introduction to catalysis and in situ studies to watch catalysts in action.