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Dario Stacchiola

Group Leader, Interface Sciences/Catalysis, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Dario Stacchiola

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2043
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7312
djs@bnl.gov

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.

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Research Activities

Education

Professional Appointments

Affiliated Faculty at Stony Brook University:

Selected Publications

  • Eads CN, Boscoboinik JA, Head AR, Hunt A, Waluyo I, Stacchiola DJ, Tenney SA (2021) Enhanced Catalysis under 2D Silica: A CO Oxidation Study. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60:10888–10894. doi: 10.1002/anie.202013801
  • 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
  • Stacchiola D, Calaza F, Burkholder L, Schwabacher AW, Neurock M, Tysoe WT (2005) Elucidation of the Reaction Mechanism for the Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Vinyl Acetate. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 44:4572–4574. doi: 10.1002/anie.200500782
  • Stacchiola D, Burkholder L, Tysoe WT (2002) Enantioselective Chemisorption on a Chirally Modified Surface in Ultrahigh Vacuum:  Adsorption of Propylene Oxide on 2-Butoxide-Covered Palladium(111). Journal of the American Chemical Society 124:8984–8989. doi: 10.1021/ja025733t

Research Highlights

Awards & Recognition

Featured Video

  • 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.

Dario Stacchiola

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2043
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7312
djs@bnl.gov

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