1. “Super-selective lead removal by two-dimensional MoS2 nanosheets and membranes”, Zhongying Wang, Qingsong Tu, Yanghua Duan, Alison Sim, Julie Yu, Jeffrey J. Urban, David L. Sedlak, and Baoxia Mi*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Tackling challenges in Seebeck coefficient measurement of high resistance samples with an AC measurement technique”, Zhenyu Pan, Zheng Zhu, Jeffrey J. Urban, Fan Yang*, and Heng Wang*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Cation lattice influence on hydrogenation kinetics in sodium borohydride”, Tracy M. Mattox*, Anne L. Pham, Andrew Doran, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Vaporization behavior of Ir4(CO)12 and Re2(CO)10 measured by torsion effusion gravimetric method”, Dhanesh Chandra*, Anjali Talekar, K.H. Lau, Raja Chelleppa, Wen Ming Chien, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Nature-inspired hydrogen-bonded supramolecular coordinating complex as metallohosts for selective ion removal”, Ngoc T.N. Bui, Hyungmook Kang, Simon Teat, Gregory M. Su, Chih-Wen Pao, Yi-Sheng Liu, Eddy Zaia, Jinghua Guo, Jeng-lung Chen, Tracy M. Mattox, Jeffrey R. Long, Peter Fiske, Robert Kostecki, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Enhanced charge-carrier transport in 2D perovskites by doping with single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene”, Mauricio Solis de la Fuente^, Sumanjeet Kaur^, Qin Hu, Edward Barnard, Ahmet Kusoglu, Thomas P. Russell, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Ravi Prasher*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Unveiling the mechanism of phase evolution and hydrogen storage behavior in nanocrystalline Mg(BH4)2 within reduced graphene oxide”, Sohee Jeong, Tae Wook Heo, Julia Oktawiec, Rongpei Shi, ShinYoung Kang, James L. White, Edmond W. Zaia, Liwen F. Wan, Keith G. Ray, Yi-Sheng Liu, Vitalie Stavila, Jinghua Guo, Jeffrey R. Long, Brandon C. Wood, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, under review, (2019).
  1. “Best practices for temperature control, light flux measurement, and electrode stability characterization in photoelectrochemistry”, Erin B. Creel^, Elizabeth R. Corson^, Robert Kostecki, Bryan D. McCloskey, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, under revision, (2019).
  1. “Dynamic synthesis of a crystalline nitrogenated porous graphitic framework as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries”, Xinle Li, Hongxia Wang, Hao Chen, Qiubo Zhang, Qi Zheng, Haiyan Mao, Yawei Liu, Songliang Cai, Bing Sun, Haimei Zheng, Jeffrey A. Reimer, Jeffrey J. Urban, Jim Ciston, Tianwei Tan, Emory M. Chan, Jian Zhang*, Yi Cui*, Yi Liu*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “ Designing ultra-stable natural-driven nanocomposite membranes for unparalleled dual-nanofiltration performance”, Yanqiu Zhang, Xiquan Cheng, Xu Jiang, Jeffrey J. Urban, Cher Hon Lau*, Lu Shao*, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Electrochemical atomic layer epitaxy deposition of SnTe ultrathin films”, Taíse M. Manhabosco, Shaul Aloni, Jeffrey J. Urban, Sara M. Manhabosco, Jaqueline dos Santos Soares, Anna Paula M. Barboza, Alan Barros de Oliveira, and Ronaldo Junio C. Batista, submitted, (2019).
  1. “Engineering an integrated evaporation and condensation system for solar-driven desalination: mimicking the full water cycle in Nature”, Zhongyun Liu, Casey Finnerty, David Sedlak, Kara Nelson, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Baoxia Mi*, under revision, (2019).
  1. “Solvent-free synthesis of organometallic halides CH3NH3PbI3 and (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9 and their thermoelectric transport properties”, Xiang Long, Zhenyu Pan, Zhuolei Zhang, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Heng Wang*, accepted, Appl. Phys. Lett., (2019)DOI:
  1. “In-situ resonant band engineering of solution-processed semiconductors generates high performance n-type thermoelectric nano-inks”, Ayaskanta Sahu, Boris Russ, Miao Liu, Jason Forster, Fan Yang, Raffaela Buonsanti, Chris Dames, Kristin Persson, Nelson E. Coates, Rachel A. Segalman, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, not yet rejected, Nat. Comm., (2019).
  1. “Enhanced CO2 capture and hydrogen purification via hydroxy metal-organic framework/polyimide mixed matric membranes”, Canghai Ma and Jeffrey J. Urban*, accepted, ChemSusChem., (2019).
  1. “Observation of the softest known phonon modes in the hybrid perovskite CH3NH3PbI3”, Yunwei Ma, Hao Ma, Heng Wang, Carla Slebodnick, Ahmet Alata, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Zhiting Tian*, accepted, Phys. Rev. Lett., (2019).
  1. “’Runaway’ carbon dioxide conversion leads to enhanced sorption in a nanohybrid porous magnesium metal hydride”, Sohee Jeong^, Phillip Milner^, Liwen F. Wan^, Yi-Sheng Liu, Julia Oktawiec, Edmond W. Zaia, Jinghua Guo, David Prendergast, Jeffrey R. Long, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Accepted, Advanced Materials, (2019).
  1. “Anharmonic convergence: turning two dials on phonons for high zT in p-type PbTe”, Jeffrey J. Urban*, preview, Joule, 3(5), 1180-1181(2019). DOI:
  1. “New horizons in thermoelectric materials: correlated electrons, organic transport, machine learning, and more”, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Akanksha K. Menon, Zhiting Tian, Anubhav Jain, and Kedar Hippalgaonkar, invited perspective, J. Appl. Phys., 125, 180902(2019). DOI:
  1. “Impact of source position and obstructions on fume hood releases”, Tracy M. Mattox*, Carleton Falzone, Sasan Sadrizadeh, Tevye Kuykendall, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Annals of Work Exposures and Health, (2019). DOI: 10.1093/annweh/wxz062
  1. “Chloride influence on the reaction mechanism of Lanthanum Hexaboride”, Tracy M. Mattox*, Andrew Doran, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, J. Crystal Growth, 518(15), 30-33(2019). DOI:
  1. “Directing selectivity of electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction using plasmonics”, Erin B. Creel, Elizabeth R. Corson, Robert Kostecki, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Bryan McCloskey*, ACS Energy Lett., 4(5), 1098-1105(2019). DOI:
  1. “Molecular insight into the lower critical solution temperature transition of alkyl phosphonium benzene sulfonate – water mixtures”, David E. Suich, Hyungmook Kang, James F. Davies, Aaron D. Wilson, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Robert Kostecki*, Comms. Chem., 2(1), 51 (2019). DOI:
  1. “Edge-functionalized graphene nanoribbon encapsulation to enhance stability and control kinetics of hydrogen storage materials”, Liwen F. Wan^, Eun Seon Cho^, Tomas Marangoni^, Yi-Sheng Liu, Cameron Rogers, Edmond W. Zaia, Ryan R. Cloke, Patrick T. Shea, Yi-De Chuang, Jinghua Guo, Brandon C. Wood, Felix R. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and David Prendergast*, Chem. Mater., 31(8), 2960-2970 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00494
  1. “Enhanced forward osmosis desalination with a hybrid ionic liquid/hydrogel thermos-responsive draw agent system”, Chih-Hao Hsu, Canghai Ma, Ngoc Bui, Zhuonan Song, Robert Kostecki, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Omega, (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b02827
  1. “Progress and perspective: soft thermoelectric materials for wearable and internet-of-things applications”, Edmond W. Zaia, Madeleine P. Gordon, Pengyu Yuan, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Advanced Electronic Materials, (2019). DOI:
  1. “Molecular level insight into enhanced n-type transport in solution-printed hybrid thermoelectrics”, Edmond W. Zaia, Madeleine P. Gordon, Valerie Niemann, Jaeyoo Choi, Ruchira Chatterjee, Chih-Hao Shu, Junko Yano, Boris Russ, Ayaskanta Sahu, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Advanced Energy Materials, (2019). DOI:
  1. “Rapid Stoichiometry Control in Cu2Se Thin Films for Room-Temperature Power Factor Improvement”, Michael R. Scimeca, Fan Yang, Edmond W. Zaia, Louise Chen, Peter Zhao, Madeleine P. Gordon, Jason D. Forster, Yi-Sheng Liu, Jinghua Guo, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Ayaskanta Sahu*, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2(2) 1517-1525 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b02118
  1. . “In-situ/operando multimodal soft x-ray characterization in energy science”, Yi-Sheng Liu, Sohee Jeong, Xuefei Feng, Eun Seon Cho, James White, Vitalie Stavila, Mark D. Allendorf, Jeffrey J. Urban* and Jinghua Guo*, Chem. Phys. Chem., (2019).
  1. “Realizing the thermal memristor via a solid-state phase change material”, Fan Yang, Madeleine P. Gordon, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Journal of Applied Physics, 125, 025109 (2019). DOI:


  1. “Tuning lanthanum hexaboride to absorb solar heat: a review”, Tracy M. Mattox* and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Materials,11(12), (2018). DOI: 10.3390/ma11122473
  1. “Removal and recovery of heavy metal ions by two-dimensional MoS2 nanosheets: performance and mechanisms”, Zhongying Wang, Alison Sim, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Baoxia Mi*, Environmental Science and Technology,52(17), 9741-9748 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01705
  1. “Supercritical geothermal cogeneration: bringing leading-edge technologies online in a combined, flexible energy plant powered by highly-efficient, supercritical geothermal resources”, Jim Shnell*, W.A. Elders, R. Kostecki, J.J. Urban, K. Nichols, W. Osborn, M. Tucker, and E. Wachsman, paper presented at Geothermal Resources Council meeting, (2018).
  1. “Nanostructures metal hydrides for hydrogen storage”, Andreas Schneemann, James L. White, ShinYoung Kang, Sohee Jeong, Liwen F. Wan, Eun Seon Cho, Tae Wook Heo, David Prendergast, Jeffrey J. Urban, Brandon C. Wood, Mark D. Allendorf, and Vitalie Stavila*, Chemical Reviews,118(22), 10775-10839 (2018).
  1. “An assessment of strategies for the development of solid-state sorbents for vehicular hydrogen storage”, Mark D. Allendorf*, Zeric Hulvey*, Thomas Gennett, Thomas Autrey, Jeffrey Camp, Hiroyasu Furukawa, Maciek Haranczyk, Martin Head-Gordon, Di-Jia Liu, Jeffrey R. Long, Donald Siegel, Vitalie Stavila, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Brandon Wood, accepted, Energy and Environmental Science, 11(10), 2784-2812 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/c8ee01085d
  1. “Bottom-up meets top-down: tailored raspberry-like Fe3O4-Pt nanocrystal superlattices”, Fen Qiu^, Rene H. J. Vervuurt^, Marcel A. Verheijen, Edmond W. Zaia, Erin B. Creel, Youngsang Kim, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Ageeth A. Bol Nanoscale, 10, 5859-5863 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/c8nr00655e
  1. “Polymer morphology dominates over energy-dependent scattering in inorganic-organic hybrid thermoelectrics”, Pawan Kumar^, Edmond W. Zaia^, Erol Yildirim, DV Maheswar Repaka, Shuo-Wang Yang, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Kedar Happalgaonkar*, Nature Communications, 9(1), 5347 (2018). DOI:
  1. “Experimental phonon dispersion lifetimes of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 from inelastic X-ray scattering”, Hao Ma, Yunwei Ma, Carla Slebodnick, Ahmet Alatas, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Zhiting Tian*, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10(1), 1-6 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03419
  1. “A temperature-controlled photoelectrochemical cell for quantitative product analysis”, XElizabeth R. Corson, Erin B. Creel, Youngsang Kim, Jeffrey J. Urban, Robert Kostecki, and Bryan D. McCloskey, Rev. Sci. Inst., 89(5), 055112 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/1.5024802
  1. “Facile transformation of imine covalent organic frameworks into crystalline porous aromatic frameworks”, Xinle Li, Changlin Zhang, Songliang Cai, Hong Fang, and Jeffrey J. Urban, Jim Ciston, Emory M. Chan, and Yi Liu*, accepted, Nat. Comms., (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05462-4
  1. “Chloride influence on the formation of lanthanum hexaboride: an in-situ diffraction study," Tracy M. Mattox*, Chloe Groome, Andrew Doran, Christine M. Beavers, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Journal of Crystal Growth, 486, 60-65 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2018.01.013
  1. “Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) gas separation membranes: a mini review”, Canghai Ma and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Proceedings of the Nature Research Society, 2(1), 02002 (2018). DOI: 10.11605/j.pnrs.201802002
  1. “Weaving a new world: wearable thermoelectric textiles," Jaeyoo Choi, Edmond W. Zaia, Madeleine Gordon, and Jeffrey J. Urban* invited opinion, Current Trends in Fashion Technology and Textile Engineering, 2(2) 555583 (2018). DOI: 10.19080/CTFTTE.2018.02.555583
  1. “Moving the plasmon of LaB6 from IR to near-IR via Eu doping”, Tracy M. Mattox*, D. Keith Coffman, Inwhan Roh, Christopher Sims, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Materials, 11(2) 226 (2018). DOI: 10.3390/ma11020226
  1. “Modulation of carrier type in nanocrystal-in-matrix composites by interfacial doping”, Richa Sharma, April M. Sawvel, Bastian Barton, Angang Dong, Raffaella Buonsanti, Anna Llordes, Eric Schaible, Stephanus Axnanda, Zhi Liu, Jeffrey J. Urban, Dennis Nordlund, Christian Kisielowski, and Delia J. Milliron, Chem. Mater., 30(8), 2544 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04689
  1. “Surface plasmon-assisted photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2 and NO3- on nanostructured silver electrodes”, Youngsang Kim, Erin Creel, David Sranko, Elizabeth Corson, Alexis T. Bell, Bryan McCloskey, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Robert Kostecki*, Advanced Energy Materials,8(22),1800363 (2018).DOI:
  1. "Solid-state thermal rectification and negative differential thermal resistance using junctions of phase transition materials", Hyungmook Kang, Fan Yang, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Phys. Rev. Applied,10(2),024034 (2018). DOI:
  1. “Design rules for self-assembly of 2D nanocrystal/metal-organic framework structures”, Fen Qiu, John Edison, Zdenek Preisler, Yan-Fang Zhang, Guo Li, Aizhao Pan, Chih-Hao Hsu, Tracy M. Mattox, Peter Ercius, Chengyu Song, Karen Bustillo, Michael A. Brady, Edmond W. Zaia, Sohee Jeong, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Shixuan Du, Steven Whitelam, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Angewandte Chemie,130 (40),13356-13360 (2018).DOI: 10.1002/anie.201807776 and 10.1002/ange.201807776


  1. “Templated self-assembly of one-dimensional CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystal superlattices”, Aizhao Pan, Matthew Jurow, Yanrui Zhao, Fen Qiu, Ya Liu, Juan Yang, Jeffrey J. Urban, Ling He*, and Yi Liu*, Nanoscale, 9(45), 17668 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7nr06579e
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  1. “Current best practices for handling inorganic nanoparticle waste in a laboratory setting”, Tracy M. Mattox*, Carleton Falzone, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, in press, J. Sci. Med., special issue on Chemical Waste, 5(2), 1045, (2017).
  1. “Hierarchically controlled inside-out doping of Mg Nanocomposites for moderate temperature hydrogen storage”, Eun Seon Cho, Anne M. Ruminski, Yi-Sheng Liu, Patrick T. Shea, ShinYoung Kang, Edmond W. Zaia, Yi-De Chuang, Xiaowang Zhou, Tae Wook Heo, Jinghua Guo, Brandon C. Wood, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Advanced Functional Materials, 27(47), (2017). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201704316
  1. “Nanorod suprastructures from a ternary graphene oxide-polymer-CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystal composite that displays high environmental stability”, Aizhao Pan, Matthew Jurow, Fen Qiu, Juan Yang, Baoyi Ren, Jeffrey J. Urban, Ling He* and Yi Liu*, Nano Letters, 17(11), 6759-6765 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02959
  1. “Understanding the stability and ultrafast water filtration of MoS2 membranes”, Zhongying Wang, Qingsong Tu, Sunxiang Zheng, Jeffrey J. Urban, Shaofan Li, and Baoxia Mi*, Nano Letters 17(12), 7289-7298 (2017).
  1. “Emerging scientific and engineering opportunities within the water-energy nexus”, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Joule, invited perspective, 1(4), 665-688 (2017). (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2017.10.002
  1. “Dual-Channel, Molecular-Sieving Core/shell ZIF@MOF Architectures as Engineered Fillers in Hybrid Membranes for Highly Selective CO2 Separation”, Zhuonan Song, Fen Qiu, Edmond W. Zaia, Zhongying Wang, Martin Kunz, Jinghua Guo, Michael Brady, Baoxia Mi, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nano Letters, 17(11), 6752-6758 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02910
  1. “Atomically-thin interfacial suboxide key to hydrogen storage performance enhancements of magnesium nanoparticles encapsulated in reduced graphene oxide”, Liwen F. Wan, Yi-Sheng Liu, Eun Seon Cho, Jason D. Forster, Sohee Jeong, Jeffrey J. Urban, Jinghua Guo, and David Prendergast*, Nano Letters, 17(9), 5540-5545 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett/7b02280
  1. “Anion-mediated negative thermal expansion in lanthanum hexaboride”, Tracy M. Mattox*, Chloe Groome, Andrew Doran, Christine M. Beavers, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Solid State Communications, 265, 47-51, (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2017.07.012
  1. “Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites”, Woochul Lee^, Huashan Li^, Andrew B. Wong, Dandan Zhan, Minliang Lai, Yi Yu, Qiao Kong, Elbert Lin, Jeffrey J. Urban, Jeffrey C. Grossman, and Peidong Yang*, PNAS, 114(33), 8693-8697, (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711744114
  1. “Long range order in nanocrystal assemblies determines thin-film charge transport”, Michela Sainato, Ayaskanta Sahu, Brian Shevitski, Jason D. Forster, Shaul Aloni, Giuseppe Barillaro*, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Omega, 2 3681-3690, (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00433
  1. “Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) binder degradation in Li-O2 batteries: a consideration for the characterization of lithium superoxide”, Joseph K. Papp, Jason D. Forster, Colin M. Burke, Hyo Won Kim, Alan C. Luntz, Robert M. Shelby, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Bryan D. McCloskey*, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8(6) 1169-1174, (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00040
  1. “Facile synthesis and electrochemistry of Si-Sn-C nanocomposites for high-energy Li-ion batteries”, Jing Xu, Min Ling, Lydia Terborg, Hui Zhao, Fen Qiu, Jeffrey J. Urban, Robert Kostecki, Gao Liu*, and Wei Tong*, J. Electrochem. Soc., 164(7), A1378-A1383, (2017). DOI: 10.1149/2.0241707jes
  1. “Swelling of graphene oxide membranes in aqueous solution: characterization of interlayer spacing and insight into water transport mechanisms”, Sunxiang Zheng, Qingsong Tu, Jeffrey J. Urban, Shaofan Li, and Baoxia Mi*, in press, ACS Nano (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b02999
  1. “Effects of size and structural defects on the vibrational properties of Lanthanum Hexaboride nanocrystals”, Chloe Groome, Inwhan Roh, Tracy M. Mattox*, Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Omega, 2(95), 2248-2254, (2017). DOI:10.1021/acsomega.7b00263
  1. “Solution-processed Cu2Se nanocrystal films with bulk-like thermoelectric performance”, Jason D. Forster, Jared Lynch, Nelson E. Coates, Edmond Zaia, Ayaskanta Sahu, Madeleine P. Gordon, Maxime Sczybowski, Jun Liu, Hyejin Jang, David Cahill, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Scientific Reports 7(1), 2765, (2017).
  1. “Organic Electronics: One model to rule them all”, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nature Materials 16(2), 157-159, (2017). DOI:10.1038/nmat4790
  1. “Investigation of phonon coherence and backscattering using Silicon nanomeshes”, Jaeho Lee^, Woochul Lee^, Geoff Wehmeyer^, Scott Dhuey, Deirdre L. Olynick, Stefano Cabrini, Chris Dames, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Peidong Yang*, Nature Communications, 8, , 371-14054 (2017). DOI:10.1038/ncomms14054
  1. “Anomalously low electronic thermal conductivity in metallic vanadium dioxide”, Sangwook Lee, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Fan Yang, Jiawang Hong, Changhyun Ko, Joonki Suh, Kai Liu, Kevin Wang, Jeffrey J. Urban, Xiang Zhang, Chris Dames, Sean A. Hartnoll, Olivier Delaire*, and Junqiao Wu*, Science 355(6323) , 371-374, (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aag0410
  1. “Bottom-up design of de novo thermoelectric hybrid materials using chalcogenide resurfacing”, Ayaskanta Sahu, Boris Russ, Norman C. Su, Jason D. Forster, Preston Zhou, Eun Seon Cho, Peter Ercius, Nelson E. Coates, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, J. Mat. Chem. A 5 , 3346-3357 (2017) DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09781B
  1. .“Tailoring polymer configuration for nanocrystal growth: the role of chain length and solvent”, Eun Seon Cho, Fen Qiu, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Small, 13(3) (2017). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602572. This article is featured on the frontispiece (inside cover) of Small, 13(3), (2017).
  1. “Soft PEDOT:PSS aerogel architectures for thermoelectric applications”, Madeleine P. Gordon^, Edmond W. Zaia^, Preston Zhou^, Boris Russ, Nelson E. Coates, Ayaskanta Sahu, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, special issue of the Journal of Polymer Physics B on "Structure, Properties, and Applications of Thermoelectric Polymers" 134 , 44070 (2017).
  1. “Insight into the ligand-mediated synthesis of colloidal cesium lead bromide perovskite nanocrystals: the role of organic acid, base, and Cs precursors”, Aizhao Pan, Bo He, Xiaoyun Fan, Zeke Liu, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Paul A. Alivisatos, Ling He* and Yi Liu*, ACS Nano 10(8), 7943-7954 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03863
  1. . “Transparent and robust metal-organic framework/polymer films as water vapor barriers”, Youn Jue Bae, Eun Seon Cho, Fen Qiu, Daniel T. Sun, Teresa E. Williams, Berend Smit, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Wendy L. Queen*, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(16) , 10098-10103 (2016).
  1. “Graphene oxide/metal nanocrystal laminates: the atomic limit for safe, selective gas storage”, Eun Seon Cho, Anne M. Ruminski, Shaul Aloni, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nature Communications, 7 , 10804 (2016).
  1. “Organic thermoelectrics for conformal energy harvesting and personal comfort”, Boris Russ^, Anne Glaudell^, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Michael L. Chabinyc*, and Rachel A. Segalman*, Nature Reviews Materials, accepted (2016).
  1. “Geometric analysis of enhanced thermal conductivity in epoxy composites: a comparison of graphite and carbon nanofibers fillers”, Anne M. Ruminski, Fan Yang, Eun Seon Cho, Joseph Silber, Edgar Olivera, Thomas Johnson, Eric C. Anderssen, Carl H. Haber, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, accepted, Physica Status Solidi (2016).
  1. “Tethered tertiary amines as solid-state n-type dopants for solution-processable organic semiconductors”, Boris Russ, Maxwell J. Robb, Bhooshan C. Popere, Erin E. Perry, Cheng-Kang Mai, Stephanie Fronk, Shrayesh N. Patel, Thomas E. Mates, Guillermo C. Bazan, Jeffrey J. Urban, Michael L. Chabinyc*, Craig J. Hawker*, and Rachel A. Segalman*, Chemical Science , 7, 1914-1919 (2016).
  1. "Carrier Scattering at alloy nanointerfaces enhances power factor in PEDOT:PSS hybrid thermoelectrics,” Edmond W. Zaia, Ayaskanta Sahu, Preston Zhou, Madeleine P. Gordon, Jason D. Forster, Yi-Sheng Liu, Jinghua Guo, and Jeffrey J. Urban, Nano Letters, 16(5) , 3352-3359 (2016).
  1. "Far-field optical nanothermometry with sub-diffraction limit spatial resolution using individual sub-50nm NaYF4:ErYb nanoparticles,” Jacob Kilbane, Emory R. Chan, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Chris Dames, Nanoscale 8(22), 11611-11616 (2016).
  1. “Influence of nanoparticle size on Raman and FTIR spectra of Lanthanum Hexaboride”, Tracy M. Mattox, Shruthi Chockkalingam, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Journal of Phys. Chem. C, 120(9) , 5188-5195 (2016).
  1. “Enhanced permeation arising from dual transport pathways in hybrid polymer-MOF membranes”, Norman C. Su, Daniel T. Sun, Christine Beavers, David K. Britt, Wendy L. Queen, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Energy and Environmental Science, 9 , 922-931 (2016).
  1. “Thermal transport in Silicon Nanowires from 20K to 700K”, Jaeho Lee^, Woochul Lee^, Jongwoo Lim^, Yi Yu, Qiao Kong, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Peidong Yang*, Nano Letters 16(7) , 4133-4140 (2016).
  1. “Prospects for thermoelectricity in quantum dot hybrid arrays” Jeffrey J. Urban, Invited perspective, Nature Nanotechnology 10(12), 997-1001 (2015).
  1. “Anisotropic in-plane thermal conductivity of black phosphorus nanoribbons at temperatures higher than 100K”, Sangwook Lee, Fan Yang, Joonki Suh, Sijie Yang, Yeonbae Lee, Guo Li, Hwan Sung Choe, Aslihan Suslu, Yabin Chen, Changhyun Ko, Joonsuk Park, Kai Liu, Jingbo Li, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Jeffrey J. Urban, Sefaattin Tongay, and Junqiao Wu*, Nature Communications 6, 1-7, (2015).
  1. “Enhancing separation and mechanical performance of hybrid membranes through nanoparticle surface modification”, Norman C. Su, Hilda G. Buss, Bryan D. McCloskey, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Macro Lett. 4, 1239-1243, (2015).
  1. “Carrier Lifetime Enhancement in a Tellurium Nanowire/PEDOT:PSS Nanocomposite by Sulfur Passivation”, Heyman, J.N*., Sahu, A., Coates, N.E., Ehmann, B., and Urban, J.J.*, MRS Proc., 1742, (2015).
  1. “Chemically directing d-block heterometallics to nanocrystal surfaces as molecular beacons of surface structure”, Evelyn L. Rosen, Keith Gilmore, April M. Sawvel, Aaron T. Hammack, Sean E. Doris, Shaul Aloni, Virginia Altoe, Dennis Nordlund, Bruce E. Cohen, Jeffrey J. Urban, D. Frank Ogletree, Delia J. Milliron, David Prendergast, and Brett A. Helms*, Chemical Science 6, 6295- 6304 (2015).
  1. “Nanocrystal superlattice embedded within an inorganic semiconducting matrix by in situ ligand exchange: fabrication and morphology”, Sharma, R., Sawvel, A., Barton, B., Dong, A., Llordes, A., Buonsanti, R., Axnanda, S., Liu, Z., Urban, J.J., Nordlund, D., Kieslowski, C. and Milliron, D.M.* Chemistry of Materials, 27(8), 2755-2758 (2015).
  1. “Engineering synergy: energy and mass transport in hybrid nanomaterials”, Eun Seon Cho, Nelson E. Coates, Jason D. Forster, Anne M. Ruminski, Boris Russ, Ayaskanta Sahu, Norman Su, Fan Yang, and Jeffrey J. Urban, Advanced Materials, Research News Article in Special Issue for the Molecular Foundry 27(38), 5744-5752,(2015).
  1. “Chemical controls of plasmons in metal chalcogenide and metal oxide nanostructures”, Tracy M. Mattox, Xingchen Ye, Karthish Manthiram, A. Paul Alivisatos, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Advanced Materials, Research News Article in Special Issue for the Molecular Foundry, 27(38), 5830-5837, (2015).
  1. “Varying the ionic functionalities of conjugated polyelectrolytes leads to both p- and n-type carbon nanotube composites for flexible thermoelectrics”, Cheng-Kang Mai, Boris Russ, Stephanie L. Fronk, Nan Hu, Mary B. Chan-Park, Jeffrey J. Urban, Rachel A. Segalman, Michael L. Chabinyc, and Guillermo C. Bazan*, Energy and Environmental Science, 8, 2341-2346 (2015). This article was featured on the cover of Energy and Environmental Science, Issue 8 (2015).
  1. “Modified Schottky emission to explain thickness dependence and slow depolarization in BaTiO3 nanowires”, Y. Qi, J.M.P. Martirez, Wissam A. Saidi, Jeffrey J. Urban, J.E. Spanier, and A.M. Rappe*, in press Phys. Rev. B (2015). Published online at arXiv as: arXiv:1502.04105
  1. “Size-dependent permeability deviations from Maxwell’s model in hybrid cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol)/silica nanoparticle membranes”, Norman C. Su, Zachary P. Smith, Benny D. Freeman, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Chemistry of Materials, 27(7), 2421-2429 (2015).
  1. “Enhanced water vapor blocking in transparent hybrid polymer-nanocrystal films”, Eun Seon Cho, Christopher M. Evans, Emily C. Davidson, Megan L. Hoarfrost, Miguel A. Modestino, Rachel A. Segalman, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Macro Lett., 4, 70-74 (2015).
  1. “Gold nanocrystal arrays as a macroscopic platform for molecular junction thermoelectrics”, William B. Chang, Boris Russ, Victor Ho, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Rachel Segalman*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17(9), 6207-6211 (2015).
  1. “Mechanistic insight into the formation of cationic naked nanocrystals generated under equilibrium control”, Sean E. Doris, Jared J. Lynch, Changyi Li, Andrew W. Wills, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Brett A. Helms*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136(44) (2014).
  1. “Ligand symmetry correlates to thermopower enhancement in small molecule/nanocrystal hybrid materials”, Jared J. Lynch, Michele Kotiuga, Vicky V.T. Doan-Nguyen, Wendy L. Queen, Jason D. Forster, Ruth A. Schlitz, Christopher B. Murray, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Michael L. Chabinyc, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ACS Nano 8(10), 10528-10536 (2014).
  1. “Li+ concentration mapping and transport via in-situ confocal Raman microscopy”, Jason D. Forster, Stephen J. Harris, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5(11), 2007-2011 (2014).
  1. “Terahertz and infrared transmission of an organic/inorganic hybrid thermoelectric material”, Heyman, J.N., Alebechew, B.*, Kaminski, Z., Nguyen, M.*, Coates, N.E., and Urban, J.J., Appl. Phys. Lett., 104, 141912 (2014).
  1. “Power factor enhancement in solution-processed organic n-type thermoelectric modules through side chain design”, Russ, B.R., Brunetti, F., Robb, M., Miller, L., Patel, S., Ho, V., Hawker, C., Urban, J.J., Chabinyc, M.*, and Segalman, R.A.*, Adv. Mater., 26(21), 3473-3477 (2014).
  1. “Engineering bright sub-10-nm upconverting nanocrystals for single-molecule imaging”, Gargas, D.J., Chan, E.M., Ostrowski, A.D., Aloni, S., Altoe, M.V.P., Barnard, E.S., Sanii, B., Urban, J.J., Milliron, D.M., Cohen, B.E.*, and Schuck, P.J.*, Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 300-305 (2014).
  1. “Using polymer-nanocrystal interactions to drive simultaneous enhancement of hydrogen storage and air-stability in Mg/Polymer nanocomposites”, Anne M. Ruminski, Rizia Bardhan, Alyssa Brand, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Energy & Environmental Science, 6(11), 3267-3271 (2013).
  1. “Uncovering the intrinsic size-dependence of hydriding phase transitions in nanocrystals”, Rizia Bardhan, Lester O. Hedges, Cary L. Pint, Ali Javey, Stephen Whitelam and* Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nature Materials, 12, 905-912 (2013).
  1. “Ultralow thermal conductivity in inorganic CdSe nanocomposites with controlled grain size”, Joseph P. Feser*, Emory Chan, Arun Majumdar, Rachel A. Segalman and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nano Lett., 13(5), 2122-2127 (2013).
  1. “Thermoelectric power factor optimization in PEDOT:PSS Tellurium nanowire hybrid composite”, Shannon K. Yee, Nelson E. Coates, , Arun Majumdar, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Rachel A. Segalman*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 4024-4032 (2013).
  1. “Effect of interfacial properties on polymer-nanocrystal thermoelectric transport”, Nelson E. Coates, Shannon K. Yee, Brian McCullough, Kevin C. See, Arun Majumdar, Rachel A. Segalman*, and, Jeffrey J. Urban*, Adv. Mater. 23(11), 1629-1633 (2013).
  1. “Rationally designed, three-dimensional carbon nanotube back-contacts for efficient solar devices”, Cary L. Pint, Kuniharu Takei, Rehan Kapadia, Maxwell Zheng, Alexandra C. Ford, Junjun Zhang, Arash Jamshidi, Rizia Bardhan, Jeffrey J. Urban, Ming Wu, Joel W. Ager, Brett A. Cruden, and Ali Javey*, Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 1040-1045 (2011).
  1. “Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with bowtie-antenna-based scan probes”, Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Adam Schwartzberg, Ariel Ismach, Jeffrey J. Urban, Paul Ashby, D. Frank Ogletree, Stefano Cabrini*, and P. James Schuck*, Nano Lett., 11, 1201-1207 (2011).
  1. “Air-stable metal hydride nanocomposites: a platform for engineering lightweight, high-energy density, cyclable storage materials”, Anne M. Ruminski, Rizia Bardhan, Alyssa Brand, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, invited article, Energy & Environmental Science, 4, 4882-4895 (2011).
  1. “Controlling nanorod self-assembly in polymer thin films”, Miguel A. Modestino, Elaine R. Chan, Alexander Hexemer, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Rachel A. Segalman*, Macromolecules, 44(18), 7364-7371 (2011).
  1. “Optically- and thermally-responsive programmable materials based on carbon nanotube-hydrogel polymer composites”, Xiaobo Zhang, Cary L. Pint, Min Hyung Lee, Bryan Edward Schubert, Arash Jamshidi, Kuniharu Takei, Hyunhyub Ko, Andrew Gillies, Rizia Bardhan, Jeffrey J. Urban, Ming Wu, Ronald Fearing, and Ali Javey*, Nano Lett., 11(8), 3229-3244 (2011).
  1. “Pd nanoparticle decorated p-InP nanopillars for efficient water reduction”, Jaehyun Moon, Cary L. Pint, Kuniharu Takei, Min Hyung Lee, Rizia Bardhan, Jeffrey J. Urban, Arash Jamshidi, Ming Wu, and Ali Javey*, submitted (2011).
  1. “Size- and surface-dependent CO2 capture in chemically synthesized magnesium oxide nanocrystals”, Anne M. Ruminski, Ki-Joon Jeon, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, invited article in J. Mater. Chem., special themed issue on “Chemical transformations of nanoparticles”, 21, 11486-11491 (2011).
  1. “Optical cavity characterization in nanowires via self-generated broad-band emission”, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Shaul Aloni, Tevye Kuykendall, P. James Schuck, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Optics Express, 19(9), 8903-8911 (2011).
  1. “Hyperspectral nanoscale imaging on dielectric substrates with coaxial optical antenna scan probes”, Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Adam M. Schwartzburg, Matteo Cornaglia, Ariel Ismach, Jeffrey J. Urban, YuanJie Pang, Reuven Gordon, Jeffrey Bokor, Miquel Salmeron, D. Frank Ogletree, Stefano Cabrini*, and P. James Schuck*, Nano Lett., 11(3), 1201-1207 (2011).
  1. “Interface segregating fluoroalkyl-modified polymers enable high fidelity block copolymer nanoimprint lithography with PS-b-PDMS”, Vincent Voet, Teresa E. Pick, Sang-Min Park, Manuel Moritz, Aaron T. Hammack, Jeffrey J. Urban, D. Frank Ogletree, Deirdre L. Olynick*, and Brett A. Helms*, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 133(9), 2812-2815 (2011).
  1. “Air-stable magnesium nanocomposites provide rapid and high-capacity hydrogen storage without using heavy-metal catalysts”, Ki-Joon Jeon, Hoi Ri Moon, Anne M. Ruminski, Bin Jiang, Christian Kisielowski, Rizia Bardhan, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Nature Materials, 10(4), 286-290 (2011).
  1. “Size-dependent polar ordering in colloidal GeTe nanocrystals”, Mark J. Polking, Jeffrey J. Urban, Delia J. Milliron, Haimei Zheng, Emory Chan, Marissa A. Caldwell, Simone Raoux, Christian F. Kiesielowski, Joel W. Ager III, Ramamoorthy Ramesh*, and A.P. Alivisatos*, Nano Lett., 11(3), 1147-1152 (2011).
  1. “Water-processable polymer-nanocrystal hybrids for thermoelectrics”, Kevin C. See, Joseph P. Feser, Cynthia E. Chen, Arun Majumdar, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Rachel A. Segalman*, Nano Lett., 10(11), 4664-4667 (2010).
  1. “Spectroscopic evidence for exceptional thermal contribution to electron-beam induced fragmentation”, Marissa A. Caldwell, Ben Haynor, Shaul Aloni, D. Frank Ogletree, H.-S. Philip Wong, Jeffrey J. Urban*, and Delia J. Milliron*, J. Phys. Chem. C, 114, 22064-22068 (2010).
  1. “Universal and solution-processable precursor to bismuth chalcogenide thermoelectrics”, Robert Y. Wang, Joseph P. Feser, Xun Gu, Kin Man Yu, Rachel A. Segalman, Arun Majumdar, Delia J. Milliron*, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, Chem. Mater., 22(6), 1943-1945 (2010).
  1. “Carrier distribution and dynamics of nanocrystal solids doped with artificial atoms”, Dong-Kyun Ko, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Christopher B. Murray*, Nano. Lett., 10(5), 1842-1847 (2010).
  1. “Block copolymers for organic electronics”, Rachel A. Segalman*, Bryan McCulloch, Saar Kirmayer, and Jeffrey J. Urban, Macromolecules, 42(23), 9205-9216 (2009).
  1. “Size-controlled synthesis and optical properties of monodisperse colloidal magnesium oxide nanocrystals”, Hoi Ri Moon, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Delia J. Milliron*, Angewandte Chemie, 48(34), 6278-6281 (2009).
  1. “Label-free in situ imaging of lignification in the cell wall of low lignin transgenic Populus trichocarpa,” Martin Schmidt, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Pradeep N. Perera, Alex Weber-Bargioni, Andrew Carroll, Purbasha Sarkar, Elena Bosneaga, Jeffrey J. Urban, Jingyuan Song, Mikhail Y. Balakshin, Ewellyn A. Capanema, Manfred Auer, Paul D. Adams, Vincent L. Chiang, and P. James Schuck*, Planta, 230, 589-597 (2009).

Filed Patents & Disclosures

  1. "Transition metal oxide nanowires and devices incorporating them," Hongkun Park, Jeffrey J. Urban, Wan Soo Yun, Qian Gu, US Patent 7,918,935 B2 (Filed, 2007).
  1. "Inorganic Nanostructure-Organic Polymer Heterostructures Useful for Thermoelectric Devices," Kevin C. See, Nelson E. Coates, Shannon K. Yee, Rachel A. Segalman, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, International Patent Appliation PCT/US2011/037816, U.S. Patent Application 13/685,505, LBNL Disclosure IB-2859 (2012).
  1. “Gallium nitride nanowires as a low-power directional nanoscale light source”, Adam M. Schwartzberg and Jeffrey J. Urban*, LBNL Disclosure IB-2860 (2011).
  1. “Thermoelectrochromic coatings”, Nelson E. Coates, Shannon K. Yee, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Rachel A. Segalman, LBNL Disclosure IB-3134 (2011).
  1. “Composites of air-stable magnesium nanoparticles and gas-selective polymer for hydrogen storage”, Ki-Joon Jeon, Hoi Ri Moon, Anne M. Ruminski, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, US Patent Application Number 61/437,456, LBNL Disclosure IB-2918 (2011).
  1. “Room temperature hydrogen storage using composites of magnesium nanoparticles containing metal catalysts encapsulated in gas-selective polymer”, Anne M. Ruminski, Alyssa Brand, Rizia Bardhan, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ROI filing 2013-065 (2013).
  1. “Engineering bright, sub-10nm upconverting nanocrystals for single-molecule imaging”, Bruce E. Cohen, James P. Schuck, Daniel J. Gargas, Emory M. Chan, Alexis D. Ostrowski, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Delia J. Milliron, LBNL Disclosure IB-2013-146-01 (2014).
  1. “Self-doping materials for n-type organic thermoelectric applications”, Boris Russ, Fulvio Brunetti, Craig Hawker, Michael Chabinyc, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Rachel A. Segalman, UCB Disclosure BK-2014-134-1 (2014).
  1. “Graphene oxide/metal nanocrystal laminates: the atomic limit for safe, selective gas storage”, Eun Seon Cho, Anne M. Ruminski, Shaul Aloni, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, ROI filing 2015-017 (2014).
  1. “Graded thermoelectric materials and application thereof ”, Boris Russ, David Brown, Jared Lynch, Tristan Day, Nelson Coates, Ayaskanta Sahu, Jason Forster, G. Jeffrey Snyder, and Jeffrey J. Urban*, UCB Disclosure submitted (2014).