Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Office:CBE-138; Lab: CBE-159/161


BSc, Distinction, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1992
MSc, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996-1998
PhD, University of Toronto, 1998-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, 2003-2005


· Advisory Committee Member for the 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials (EEPM3), Kraków, Poland; Spring, 2018.

· Scientific Advisory Board Member for the journal - Materials Today Nano, Elsevier; 2017–Date.

· Scientific Advisory Board Member for the journal - Small Methods, Wiley; 2017-Date.

· Guest Editor, Special Issue, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering (FCSE), Springer; 2017–2018.

· Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Spring 2016.

· CNPq Science Without Borders Fellowships for Visiting Professorship, Brazil; 2014–2017.

· Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship for Visiting Professorship, Switzerland; 2015–2016.

· Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Maringá State University, Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil; 2014–2017.

· Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Fall 2014.

· Guest Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China; June 2013.

· Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowships for Scholarly Excellence; 2012

· NSF-CBET, NanoEHS Award; 2011–2014

· NSF Special Creativity Award; 2011–2013

· NSF-DMR, American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellow, One of the 10 National Awardees for 2010.

· International Advisory Board Member for International Symposium of Nanoporous Materials; 2007–Date.

· NSF CAREER Award; 2007–2012

· NSF Grant, Division of Materials Research (DMR); 2008–2011

· Miller Postdoctoral Fellow Nominee, University of California at Berkeley; 2002

· University of Toronto Open Fellowships; 1999–2002

· Fulbright Fellow, University of Delaware and State University of New York at Buffalo; 1996–1998

· Dean's List and Distinction Graduate; 1989–1992

Research Interests

Nanoparticles and Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Novel Structures and Multifunctional Groups and Their Applications
Multifunctional Self-Assembled Monolayers on Surfaces and Nanoparticles and their Self-Assembled Structures
Catalysis and Nanocatalysis
Multifunctional Nanoporous and Mesoporous Materials for Drug-Delivery
Nanomaterials in Cancer Treatment
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Selected Publications




(1) Polshettiwar, V. and Asefa, T. “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” ~736 pages, Edited by, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013. ISBN: 978-1-118-14886-0.  Released July 2013:




Book Chapters


(8) Asefa, T.*; Dubovoy, V. “Ordered Mesoporous/Nanoporous Inorganic Materials via Self-Assembly” Invited Book Chapter In: Atwood, J. L., (ed.) Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, 2017, vol. 9, pp. 157-192. Oxford: Elsevier.

(7) Asefa, T.; Huang, X. “Nanocatalysis: Catalysis by Nanomaterials” Invited Book Chapter in Handbook of Solid State Chemistry, First Edition. Edited by Richard Dronskowski, Shinichi Kikkawa, and Andreas Stein, 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.


(6) Polshettiwar, V.*; Asefa, T.*; “Introduction to Nanocatalysis” Book Chapter In

Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 1-10.


(5) Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K.; Silva, R. “Nanocatalysts for the Heck Coupling Reactions” 40 pages, Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 11-50.


(4) Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K. “Nanostructured Catalysts for the Henry, Aldol, and Knoevenagel Reactions” 30 pages, Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 221-250.


(3) Asefa, T.*; Anan, A.; Duncan, C. T.; Xie, Y. “Spherical & Anisotropic Non-Magnetic

Core-shell Nanomaterials - Synthesis and Characterization” Invited Book Chapter in a Book “Non Magnetic Bi-Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Life Sciences", Editor: Challa S. S. R. Kumar, Wiley-VCH, Volume 3, Chapter 9, 2009, pp. 281-330.


(2) Asefa, T.*; Anan, A.; Duncan, C. T.; Xie, Y. “Functionalized Nanoporous and

Mesoporous Heterogeneous Catalysts – New Synthetic Strategies and Applications” Invited Book Chapter in a Book “Heterogeneous Catalysis Research Progress”, Editor: Mathias B. Gunther, Nova Publishers, New York, Chapter 2, 2009, pp. 81-110.


(1) Asefa, T.*; Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Vathyam, R.; Buckley, R. P.; Dam, H. M.; Xie,

Y.; Quinlivan, S.; Wang, G.; Duncan, C. “Efficient and Selective Nanoporous

Catalysts by Placing Multiple Site-Isolated Functional Groups on Mesoporous

Materials” Invited Book Chapter In “Nanoporous Materials” (A. Sayari and M.

Jaroniec, eds.), World Scientific Publ. Co., Singapore, 2008, pp. 497-508.



Peer-Reviewed Publications

2018 (Published, Under Revision, and Submitted)

(156) Follmann, H. D. M.; Oliveira Jr, O. N.; Lazarin-Bidóia, D.; Nakamura, C. V.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.; Silva, R. "Multifunctional Hybrid Aerogels: Hyperbranched Polymer-Trapped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Sustained and Prolonged Drug Release" Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1704–1715.

(155) Cazetta, A. L.; Zhang, T.; Silva, T. L.; Almeida, V. C.; Asefa, T.* "Bone Char-derived Metal-free N- and S-co-doped Nanoporous Carbon and its Efficient Electrocatalytic Properties for Hydrazine Oxidation" Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 2018, 225, 30–39.

(154) Peta, S.; Zhang, T.; Dubovoy, V.; Koh, K.; Hu, M.; Wang, X.; Asefa, T* "Facile Synthesis of Efficient and Selective Ti-Containing Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Toluene Oxidation" Mol. Catal. A 2018, 444, 34–41.

(153) Silva, T. L.; Cazetta, A. L.; Pezoti, O.; Zhang, T.; Silva, R.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Mesoporous Activated Carbon Fibers Synthesized from Denim Fabric Waste: Efficient Adsorbents for Removal of Textile Dye from Aqueous Solutions" J. Clean. Prod. 2018, 171, 482–490.

(152) Zhang, T.; Low, J.; Koh, K.; Yu, J.; Asefa, T* "Mesoporous TiO2 Comprising Small, Highly Crystalline Particles for Efficient CO2 Reduction by H2O" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 531–540.


(151) Ma, X.-X.; Asefa, T.*; He, X.-Q.* “Hierarchically Porous Co3C/Co-N-C Modified Graphitic Carbon: A Trifunctional Corrosion-Resistant Electrode for Oxygen Reduction, Hydrogen Evolution and Oxygen Evolution Reactions” Electrochemica Acta, 2017, 257, 40-48.

(150) Chen, Y.; Yu, G.; Chen, W.*; Liu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Zhu, P.*; Tao, Q.; Li, Q.; Liu, J.; Shen, X.; Li, H.; Huang, X.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.;* Zou, X.* "Highly Active, Nonprecious Electrocatalyst Comprising Borophene Subunits for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 12370–12373. (Also, on Front Cover of JACS; Featured in JACS Spotlights; and Featured in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), 2017, 95, Issue 30, Page 8). http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i30/Borophene-units-split-water.html?type=paidArticleContent

(149) Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Asefa, T.* "Hollow Mesoporous Carbon Microparticles and Micromotors with Single Holes Templated by Colloidal Silica-Assisted Gas Bubbles" Small, 2017, 13, 1700256 (1-6).

(148) Zhang, T.; Low, J.; Huang, X.; Al-Sharab, J. F.; Yu, J.;* Asefa, T.* "Copper-Decorated Microsized Nanoporous TiO2 Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction by H2O" ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 3054–3062.

(147) Asefa, T.*; Huang, X. "Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Materials for Electrocatalysis" Chem Eur J. 2017, 23, 10703–10713. (On Front Cover of the journal).

(146) Koh, K.; Jeon, M.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Formic Acid Dehydrogenation over Pd NPs Supported on Amine-Functionalized SBA-15: Effect of Catalyst Structure on Activity" J. Mater. Chem A, 2017, 5, 16150–16161 (Also on a Front Cover and a Hot Paper).

(145) Wu, Y.; Liu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Zou, X.; Lian, X.; Wang, D.; Sun, L.; Asefa, T.*; Zou, X.* "Efficient Electrocatalysis of Overall Water Splitting by Ultrasmall NixCo3-xS4 Coupled Ni3S2 Nanosheet Arrays" Nano Energy, 2017, 35, 161–170.

(144) Follmann, H. D. M.; Naves, A. F.; Araujo, R. A.; Dubovoy, V.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.; Silva, R.; Oliveira, O. N.* "Hybrid Nanocomposites as Multifunctional Biomaterials" Curr. Pharma. Des., 2017, 23, 3794–3813.   


(143) Faber, K. T.*; Asefa, T.; Backhaus-Ricoult, M.; Brow, R.; Chan, J.; Dillon, S.; Fahrenholtz, W.; Finnis, M. W.; Garay, J. E.; Garcia, E.; Gogotsi, Y.; Haile, S. M.; Halloran, J.; Hu, J.; Huang, L.; Jacobsen, S.; Lara-Curzio, E.; LeBeau, J.; Lee, W. E.; Levi, C. G.; Levin, I.; Lewis, J. A.; Lipkin, D. M.; Lu, K.; Luo, J.; Maria, J.-P.; Martin, L. W.; Martin, S.; Messing, G.; Navrotsky, A.; Padture, N.; Randall, C.; Rohrer, G. S.; Rozenflanz, A.; Schaedler, T.; Schlom, D.; Sehirlioglu, A.; Stevensen, A.; Tani, T.; Tikare, V.; Trolier-McKinstry, S.; Wang, H.; Yildiz, B. "The Role of Ceramic and Glass Science Research in Meeting Societal Challenges: Report from an NSF-Sponsored Workshop" J. Am. Cer. Soc., 2017, 100, 1777–1803.

 (142) Fragal, E. H.; Fragal, V. H.; Huang, X.; Campos, A.; Cellet, T. P.; Pereira, G. M.; Mikmekova, E.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.;* Asefa, T* "From Ionic Liquid-Modified Cellulose Nanowhiskers to Highly Active Metal-Free Nanostructured Carbon Catalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation Reaction" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 1066–1077.

(141) Koh, K.; Jeon, M.; Chevrier, D. M.; Zhang, P.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Novel Nanoporous N-Doped Carbon-Supported Ultrasmall Pd Nanoparticles: Efficient Catalysts for Hydrogen Storage and Release" Appl. Catal. B: Environ.2017, 203, 820828.


(140) Zhang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Ma, X.; Guo, W.; Wang, C.; Asefa, T.*; He, X.* "A Facile Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Highly Porous Carbon Nanoplatelets: Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction" Sci. Rep. (Nature Pub. Group), 2017, 7, 43366.

(139) Zhu, Y.; Nakanishi, T.; Kanamori, K.; Nakanishi, K.*; Ichii, S.; Iwaida, K.; Masui, Y.; Kamei, T.; Shimada, T*; Kumamoto, A.; Ikuhara, Y. H.; Jeon, M.; Hasegawa, G.; Tafu, M.; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T* "Amine/Hydrido Bifunctional Nanoporous Silica with Small Metal Nanoparticles Made Onsite: Efficient Dehydrogenation Catalyst" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2017, 9, 36–41.

(138) Huang, S.; Meng, Y.*; He, S.; Goswami, A.; Wu, Q.; Li, J.; Tong, S.; Asefa, T.*; Wu, M.* "N-, O- and S-tridoped Carbon-encapsulated Co9S8 Nanomaterials: Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 1606585.

(137) Martins, A. C.; Cazetta, A. L.; Pezoti, O.; Souza, J. R. B.; Zhang, T.; Pilau, E. J.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Sol-gel Synthesis of New TiO2/Activated Carbon Photocatalyst and its Application for Degradation of Tetracycline" Ceramic Int. 2017, 43, 4411–4418.




(136) Asefa, T.* "Metal-Free and Noble Metal-Free Heteroatom-Doped Nanostructured Carbons as Prospective Sustainable Electrocatalysts" Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 9, 1873–1883.

(135) Koh, K.; Meng, Y.; Huang, X.; Zou, X.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "N- and O-Doped Mesoporous Carbons Derived from Rice Grains: Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13588–13591.

(134) Chen, H.; Yu, G.; Li, G.-D.; Xie, T.; Sun, Y.; Liu, J.; Li, H.; Huang, X.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*; Zou, X.* "Unique Electronic Structure in a Porous Ga-In Bimetallic Oxide Nano-Photocatalyst with Atomically Thin Pore Walls" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11442–11446.

(133) Landers, J.; Colon-Ortiz, J.; Zong, K.; Goswami, A.; Asefa, T.; Vishnyakov, A.; Neimark, A. V.* "In Situ Growth and Characterization of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Within Polyelectrolyte Membranes" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11522–11527.

(132) Huang, X.; Zhou, L.-J.; Voiry, D.; Chhowalla, M.; Zou, X.*; Asefa, T.* "Monodisperse Mesoporous Carbon Nanoparticles from Polymer/Silica Self-Aggregates and Their Electrocatalytic Activities" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016, 8, 18891–18903.

(131) Wu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Yang, L.; Liu, Y.; Lian, X.; Asefa, T.*; Zou, X.* "Overall Water Splitting Catalyzed Efficiently by an Ultrathin Nanosheet-Built, Hollow Ni2S3-Based Electrocatalyst" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 4839–4847.

(130) Asefa, T.; Huang, X. “Nanocatalysis: Catalysis by Nanomaterials” Invited Book Chapter in Handbook of Solid State Chemistry, (Ed. Andreas Stein), John Wiley and Sons, 2016, Accepted for Publication; In Press.

(129) Voiry, D.; Fullon, R.; Yang, J.; Silva, C. C. C.; Kappera, R.; Bozkurt, I.; Kaplan, D.; Lagos, M.; Batson, P.; Gupta, G.; Mohite, A.; Dong, L.; Er, D.; Shenoy, V.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla, M. "The Role of Electronic Coupling between Substrate and 2D MoS2 Nanosheets on Electro-Catalytic Production of Hydrogen" Nature Mater., 2016, 15, 1003–1009.

(128) Fragal, V. H.; Cellet, T. S. P.; Pereira, G. M.; Fragal, E. H.; Costa, M. A.; Nakamura, C. V.; Asefa, T.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.* "Ultrathin Layers of PVA and PAA and In Situ Formed Ag Nanoparticles as Versatile Antimicrobial Surfaces" Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 2016, 91, 329–337.

(127) Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Zou, X.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Improving Dissolution of Fenofibrate with Yeast Cells-Derived Hollow Core/Shell Carbon Microparticles" RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 30226–30233.

(126) Du, J.*; Huang, X.; Zhao, R.; Li, J.; Asefa, T.* "Hierarchically Self-Assembled Star-Shaped ZnO Microparticles: Novel Materials for Electrochemical Sensing of Amines" Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 8068–8073.

(125) Cazetta, A. L; Martins, A. C.; Pezoti, O.; Bedin, K. C.; Beltrame, K. K.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C.* "Synthesis and Application of N–S-Doped Mesoporous Carbon obtained from Nanocasting Method using Bone Char as Heteroatom Precursor and Template" Chem Eng. J., 2016, 300, 54–63.


(124) Du, J.*; Wu, J.; Zhao, R.; Yao, H.; Asefa, T.; Li, J. "Synthesis and Gas-Sensing Performance of Column-Shaped Zinc Oxide Doped with Graphene" Mater. Today, 2016, 3, 345–349.

 (123) Cazetta, A.; Pezoti, O.; Bedin, K.; Silva, T.; Paesano Junior, A.; Asefa, T.*; Almeida, V.* "Magnetic Activated Carbon Derived from Biomass Waste by Concurrent Synthesis: Efficient Adsorbent for Toxic Dyes" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2016, 4, 1058–1068.


(122) Gawande, M. B.; Goswami, A.; Felpin, F.-X.; Asefa, T.; Huang, X.; Silva, R.; Zou, X.; Zboril, R.*; Varma, R.* "Cu and Cu-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis" Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 3722–3811.


(121) Martins, A.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Koh, K.; Meng, Y.; Almeida, V.; Asefa, T.* Reviewer “Fibrous Porous Carbon Electrocatalysts for Hydrazine Oxidation” Carbon, 2016, 102, 97–105.


(120) Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Sun, T.; Chan, Y.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Bicinchoninic Acid-Based Colorimetric Chemosensor for Detection of Low Concentrations of Cyanide" Sensors Actuators B, 2016, 222, 112–119.


(119) Datta, K. J.; Gawande, M. B.; Datta, K. K. R.; Ranc, V.; Pechousek, J.; Krizek, M.; Tucek, J.; Kale, R.; Pospisil, P.; Varma, R. S.; Asefa, T.; Zoppellaro, G.*; Zboril, R.* "Micro–mesoporous iron oxides with record efficiency for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: morphology driven catalysis for the degradation of organic contaminants" J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 596–604.


(118) Fragal, V. H.; Cellet, T. S.; Fragal, E. H.; Pereira, G. M.; Garcia, F. P.; Nakamura, C. V.; Asefa, T.; Rubira, A. F.; Silva, R.* "Controlling Cell Growth with Tailorable 2D Nanohole Arrays" J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2016, 466, 150–161.


(117) Araujo, R. A.; Rubira, A. F.; Asefa, T.; Silva, R.* "Metal Doped Carbon Nanoneedles and Effect of Carbon Organization with Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER)" Carbohydr. Polym., 2016, 137, 719–725.





(116) Feng, L.-L.; Yu, G.; Wu, Y.; Li, G.-D.; Li, H.; Sun, Y.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*; Zou, X.* High-Index Faceted Ni3S2 Nanosheet Arrays as Highly Active and Ultrastable Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14023–14026.

Featured in JACS Spotlight: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.5b11387


(115) Zhang, T.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Nanostructuring Polymers with High Surface Area using Inorganic Templates for Efficient Extraction of Anionic Dyes from Solutions" Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 16135–16138.


(114) Zou, X.; Sathe, B.; Silva, R.; Goswami, A.; "Bio-Inspired Synthesis of Efficient H2-Evolving Electrocatalysts: Cu Ions-Doped g-Carbon Nitride” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2015, 357, 221–228.


(113) Liu, Y.; Yu, G.; Li, G.-D.; Sun, Y.; Asefa, T.*; Chen, W.*;  Zou, X.* "Coupling Mo2C with Nitrogen-Rich Nanocarbon Leads to Efficient Hydrogen-Evolution Electrocatalytic Sites" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10752–10757. (Front Cover).


(112) Gawande, M.; B.*; Guo, H.; Asefa, T.; Goswami, A.; Biradar, A. V.; Peng, D.-L.; Zboril, R.*; Varma, R. S.* "Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Applications in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis" Chem Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 7540-7590.


(111) Silva, R.; R. Silva, G. M. Pereira, D. Voiry, M. Chhowalla, T. Asefa* "Co3O4 Nanoparticles/Cellulose Nanowhiskers-Derived Amorphous Carbon Nanoneedles: Sustainable Materials for Supercapacitors and Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 49385–49391.


(110) Huang, X.; Zou, X.; Meng, Y.; Mikmeková, E.; Chen, H.; Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "Yeast Cells-Derived, Heteroatom-Doped, Hollow Core/Shell Nanocarbons as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction and Hydrazine Oxidation Reactions" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 1978–1986.


(109) Biradar, A. V.*; Patil, V. S.; Chandra, P.; Asefa, T.* "Trifunctional Mesoporous Silica-Based, Highly Active Catalyst for One-Pot, Three-Step Cascade Reactions" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8496–8499.


(108) Huang, X.; Zhang, T.; Goswami, A.; Luo, F.; Asefa, T.* "Glutathione-Triggered Release of Model Drug Molecules from Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Non-Redox Process" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 28836–28839.


(107) Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Kappera, R.; Silva, C. C. C.; Kaplan, D.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla* "Covalent Functionalization of Monolayered Transition metal Dichalcogenides by Phase Engineering" Nature Chem., 2015, 7, 45–49.


(106) Alves, D. C. B. *; Silva, R.; Voiry, D.; Asefa, T.; Chhowalla, M. “Copper nanoparticles stabilized by reduced graphene oxide for CO2 reduction reaction” Mater. Renew. Sustain. Energy 2015, 4:2, 1-7.


(105) Martins, A. C.; Junior, O. P.; Cazetta, A. L.; Bedin, K. C.; Yamazaki, D. A. S.; Bandoch, G. F. G.; Asefa, T.; Visentainer, J. V.; Almeida, V. C.* "Removal of Tetracycline by NaOH-Activated Carbon Produced from Macadamia Nut Shells: Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies" Chem. Eng. J., 2015, 260, 291–299. 



(104) Koh, K.; Seo, J.-E.; Lee, J. H.; Goswami, A.*; Yoon, C. W.*; Asefa, T.* "Ultrasmall Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Amine-Functionalized SBA-15 as Efficient Catalysts for Formic acid Dehydrogenation" J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20444–20449.


(103) Meng, Y.; Voiry, D.; Goswami, A.; Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Chhowalla, M.; Liu, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Nitrogen and Sulfur Co-Doped Mesoporous Carbons as Metal-Free Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Alcohol Oxidation Reactions" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13554–13557.


(102) Huang, X.; Tao, Z.; Praskavich Jr., J. C.; Goswami, A.; Al-Sharab, J.-F.; Minko, T.; Polshettiwar, V.; Asefa, T.* "Silica Microspheres (KCC-1) with Fibrous Pore Structure Possess High DNA Adsorption Capacity and Effectively Deliver Genes" Langmuir 2014, 30, 10886–10898.


(101) Meng, Y.; Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Liu, Z.; Asefa, T.* "Polypyrrole-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbons as Metal-Free Catalyst for Hydrazine Electrooxidation" Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 6510–6516.


(100) Almeida, V. C.; Silva, R.; Acerce, M.; Junior, O. P.; Cazetta, A. L.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "N-Doped Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with Improved Charge Storage Capacity by Tailoring N-Dopant Density with Solvent-Assisted Synthesis" J. Mater. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 15181–15190.


(99) Sathe, B. R.; Zou, X.; Asefa, T.* "Metal-Free B-Doped Graphene with Efficient Electrocatalytic Activity for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 2023–2030.


(98) Al-Sharab, J.*; Mikmekova, E.; Das, S.; Goswami, A.; El-Sheikh, S. M.; Ismail, A. A.; Hesari, M.; Maran, F.; Asefa, T. "Low Energy TEM Characterizations of Ordered Mesoporous Silica-Based Nanocomposite Materials for Catalytic Applications" Microsc. Microanal. 2014, 20, 1900-1901.


(97) Zou, X.; Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Silva, R.; Sathe, B. Asefa, T.* "Cobalt-Embedded Nitrogen-Rich Carbon Nanotubes Efficiently Catalyze Hydrogen Evolution Reaction at All pH Values" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4372–4376;


 (96) Zou, X.: Wang, P. -P.; Li, C.; Zhao, J.; Wang, D.; Asefa, T.*; Li, G. -D.* "One-pot Cation Exchange Synthesis of 1D Porous CdS/ZnO Heterostructures for Visible-Light-Driven H2 Evolution" J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 4682–4689.


(95) Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Hesari, M.; Maran, F.; Asefa, T.* "Reductive Deprotection of Monolayer Protected Nanoclusters: An Efficient Route to Supported Ultrasmall Au Nanocatalysts for Selective Oxidation” Small 2014, 10, 1473–1478.


(94) Nguyen-Phan, T.-D.; Pham, V. H.; Chung, J. S.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.; Kim, W.-J.; Shin, E.* "Photocatalytic Performance of Sn-doped TiO2/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite Materials" Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2014, 473, 21–30.


(93) Pezoti-Junior, O.; Gomes, R.; Cazetta, A. L.; Barizão, E. O.; de Souza, I. P. A. F.; Asefa, T.; Almeida, V. C. "Synthesis of ZnCl2-Activated Carbon from Macadamia Nut Endocarp (Macadamia Integrifolia) by Microwave-Assisted Pyrolysis: Optimization using RSM and Blue Methylene Adsorption" J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol. 2014, 105, 166–176.


(92) Jain, R. N.; Huang, X.; Das, S.; Silva, R.; Ivanova, V.; Minko, T.; Asefa, T.* "Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Glucose- and pH-Stimulated Release of Insulin" Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. (Wiley), 2014, 640, 616–623.


(91) Huang, X.; Goswami, A.; Zou, X.; Hayes, S.; Shah, V.; Minko, T.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Nanostructured TiO2 Catalyzed Oxidations of Caffeine and Isocaffeine and their Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity towards Ovarian Cancer Cells" BioNanoScience 2014, 4, 27–36.




(90) Zou, X.†; Goswami, A.†; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Noble Metal-Free (Electro)Catalysis

of Water and Alcohol Oxidations by Zinc−Cobalt Layered Double Hydroxide" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 17242–17245 († contributed equally).


(89) Voiry, D.; Yamaguchi, H; Li, J.; Silva, R.; Alves, D. C. B.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.;

Asefa, T.; Shenoy, V.; Eda, G.; Chhowalla, M.* "Enhanced Catalytic Activity in Strained Chemically Exfoliated WS2 for Hydrogen Evolution" Nature Mater., 2013, 12, 850–855.


(88) Silva, R.; Voiry, D.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction: Polyaniline-Derived N- and O-Doped Mesoporous Carbons" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7823–7826.


(87) Voiry, D.; Salehi, M.; Silva, R.; Fujita, T.; Chen, M.; Asefa, T.; Shenoy, V. B.; Eda,

G.; Chhowalla, M.* "Conducting MoS2 Nanosheets as Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 6222–6227.


(86) Linguito, S. L.; Zhang, X.; Padmanabhan, M.; Biradar, A.; V.; Xu, T.; Emge, T. J.;

Asefa, T.; Li, J.* "New Polyoxomolybdate Compounds Synthesized in situ Using Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate as Green Solvent" New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2894–2901.


(85) Zou, X.; Su, J.; Silva, R.; Goswami, A.; Sathe, B. R.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Oxygen  

Evolution Reaction Catalyzed by Low-Density Ni-Doped Co3O4 Nanomaterials Derived from Metal-Embedded Graphitic C3N4" Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7522–7524.


(84) Asefa, T.* “Nanocrafting Iron-Cobalt for Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis”, Invited

Highlight Paper, ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 1698–1700.


(83) Nguyen-Phan, T.-D.; Oh, E.-S.; Chhowalla, M.; Asefa, T.*; Shin, E. W.*

"Hierarchical Macrochanneled Layered Titanates with “House-of-Cards”-Type Titanate Nanosheets and their Superior Photocatalytic Activity" J. Mater. Chem. A., 2013, 1, 7690–7701.


(82) Cazetta, A. L.; Junior, O. P.; Vargas, A. M. M.; da Silva, A. P.; Zou, X.; Asefa, T.;

Almeida, V. C.* "Thermal Regeneration Study of High Surface Area Activated Carbon Obtained from Coconut Shell: Characterization and Application of Response Surface Methodology" J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol., 2013, 101, 53–60.


(81) Zou, X.; Silva, R.; Huang, X.; Asefa, T.* "Self-Cleaning porous TiO2-Ag Core-

Shell Nanocomposite Material for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering" Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 382–384.


(80) Al Samri, M. T.; Silva, R.; Almarzooqi, S.; Albawardi, A.; Othman, A. R. D.; Al

Hanjeri, R. S. M. S.; Al Dawaar, S. K. M.; Tariq, S.; Souid, A.-K.*; Asefa, T.* "Lung Toxicities of Core-Shell-Shell Nanomaterials Composed of Carbon, Cobalt and Silica" Int. J. Nanomedicine, 2013, 8, 1223–1244.


(79) Zou, X.; Tao, Z.*; Asefa, T.* "Semiconductor and Plasmonic Photocatalysis for

Selective Organic Transformations" Invited Review Paper, Curr. Org. Chem., 2013, 17, 1274–1287.


(78) Aburawi, E. H.; Qureshi, M. A.; Oz, D.; Tariq, S.; Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Asefa, T.;

Biradar, A. V.; Souid, A.-K.; Adeghate, E.*; Howarth, F. C.* "Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica particles with Ventricular Myocyte: Structure and Function" Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2013, 26, 26–36.


(77) Das, S.; Goswami, A.; Murali, N.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Tertiary Amine/Weak Acid

Bifunctional Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Michael Addition Reactions" ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 910–919.





(76) Silva, R.; Asefa, T.* "Noble Metal-Free Oxidative Electrocatalysts: Polyaniline and

Co(II)-Polyaniline Nanostructures Hosted in Nanoporous Silica" Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 1878–1883.


(75) Silva, R.; Al-Sharab, J.; Asefa, T.* "Edge Plane-Rich Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanoneedles (CNNs) and Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalysts" Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 7171–7175.


(74) Asefa, T.*; Tao, Z.* "Mesoporous Silica and Organosilica Materials: Review on their Synthesis and Organic Functionalization" Can. J. Chem., 2012, 90, 1015–1031.


(73) Zhang, J.; Biradar, A. V.; Pramanik, S.; Emge, T. J.; Asefa, T.*; Li, J.* “A New Layered Metal-Organic Framework as a Promising Heterogeneous Catalyst for Olefin Epoxidation Reactions" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6541–6543.


(72) Woronowicz, K.;*, Ahmed, S.; Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Birnie, D. P.; Asefa, T.; Niederman, R. A.* "Near-IR Absorbing Solar Cell Sensitized With Bacterial Photosynthetic Membranes" Photochem. Photobiol., 2012, 88, 1467–1472.


(71) Asefa, T.*; Tao, Z.* "Biocompatibility of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles" Invited Review Paper, Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2012, 25, 2265–2284. (This review paper was featured in ACS’s CRT site).


(70) Al Samri, M. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Alsuwaidi, A. R.; Balhaj, G.; Al-Hammadi, S.; Shehab, S.; Al-Salam, S.; Tariq, S.; Pramathan, T.; Benedict, S.; Asefa, T.*; Souid, A.-K.* "Study on In Vitro Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Fetal Blood Cells" Int. J. Nanomedicine, 2012, 7, 3111–3121.


(69) Das, S.; Asefa, T.* "Core-Shell-Shell Microsphere Catalysts Containing Au Nanoparticles for Styrene Epoxidation" Top. Catal., 2012, 55, 587-594.


(68) Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Nanosized Gold Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkyl-Substituted Benzenes" Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2012, 435-436, 19–26.


(67) Asefa, T.* "Chiral Nematic Mesoporous Carbons from Self-Assembled Nanocrystalline Cellulose", Invited Highlight Paper, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 2008–2010.


(66) Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Hollow SiO2/Pd Nanoparticles/Porous SiO2/ZrO2 Core/Multi-Shell Nanospheres with Tunable Structures and Efficient Catalytic Properties" ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 132–139.


(65) Silva, R.; Biradar, A. V.; Fabris, L.*; Asefa, T.* "Au/SBA-15 Based Robust and Convenient to Use Powdered Nanomaterial for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) " J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 22810 - 22817.


(64) Biradar, A. V.; Biradar, A. A.; Asefa, T.* "Silica-Dendrimer Core-Shell Nanospheres with Encapsulated Ultrasmall Palladium Nanoparticles as Efficient and Easily Recyclable Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts" Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14408–14418.


(63) Ahmed, S.; Du Pasquier,A.; Birnie, D. P.*; Asefa, T* "Self-Assembled TiO2 with Increased Photoelectron Production, and Improved Conduction and Transfer: Enhancing Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 3002–3010.


(62) Al-Sharab, J.; Halim, H.; Ahmed, S.; Asefa, T.; Birnie, D.; Tse, S.; Kear, B. “Flame Synthesis of C-Doped TiO2 Nanopowders for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” Microsc. Microanal., 201117, 1694–1695.


(61) Ahmed, S.; Du Pasquier, Asefa, T.*, Birnie D. P. III;* "Beneficial Microstructured TiO2 Photoanodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Highly Improved by Simple Surface Treatment" Adv. Energy Mater., 2011, 1, 879-887.


(60) Vathyam, R.; Wondimu, E.; Zhang, C.; Hayes, S.; Tao, Z.; Asefa, T.* "Improving Drug Adsorption and Release Properties on Nanostructured Materials with Temperature"  J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 31135-31150.


(59)  Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Aminotroponiminate/Aminotroponate-Zinc Complexes Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Intramolecular Hydroamination of Non-Activated Alkenes with Varied Steric and Electronic Properties" ACS Catal., 2011, 1, 736-750.


(58) Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Bifunctional Organic-Inorganic Mesoporous Catalyst for Tandem Reactions" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 21, 3174-3182.


(57)  Al-Salam, S.; Al Samri, M. T.; Al Shamsi, M.; Tariq, S.; Benedict, S.; Sudhadevi, M.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.;* Souid, A.-K.* "In Vitro Study of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Mouse Lung" Toxicol. Sci., 2011, 122, 86-99.


(56)  Das, S.; Asefa, T.* "Epoxide Ring Opening Reactions with Mesoporous Silica Supported Fe(III) Catalysts" ACS Catal., 2011, 1, 502-510.




(55) Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Nanosphere Supported Shaped Pd Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Nanoporous Silica Shell: Efficient and Recyclable Nanocatalysts" J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 7834-7841.


(54) Al Shamsi, M.; Al Samri, M. T.; Al-Salam, S.; Conca, W.; Shaban, S.; Benedict, S.;

Tariq, S.; Biradar, A.; Penefsky, H. S.; Asefa, T.;* Souid, A.-K.* "Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Cellular Bioenergetics in Murine Tissues" Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2010, 23, 1796-1805.


(53) Dikarev, E. V.; Kumar, D. K.; Filatov, A. S.; Anan, A.; Xie, Y.; Asefa, T.; Petrukhina, M. A.* "Recyclable Dirhodium Catalysts Embedded into Nanoporous Surface-Functionalized Organosilica Hosts for Cyclopropanation Reactions" ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 1461-1466.


(52) Biradar, A. V.; Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Continuous and Selective Henry Reaction over Nanoporous Silica-Supported Amine Catalyst on Fixed-Bed Reactor" Appl. Catal. A: Chem., 2010, 389, 19-26.


(51) Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Rangan, S.; Mishler, R. E.; Asefa, T.* "Widening, Exfoliation and Functionalization of Metal Oxide Nanostructures with Fluorinating Agent: A Route to Tuning Surfaces of Nanostructures" Chem Mater., 2010, 17, 4950-4963.


(50) Wang, Y.; Asefa, T.* "Controlled Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Cuboctahedral

Copper Nanoparticles and their Catalytic Properties" Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 10735-10743.


 (49) Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Immobilization of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase on Corrugated Silica Nanospheres and their Biocatalytic Activities" ChemCatChem, 2010, 8, 1004-1010.


(48) Tao, Z.; Xie, Y.; Goodisman, J.;* Asefa, T.* "Isomer-Dependent Adsorption and

Release of Cis- and Trans-platin Anticancer Drugs by Mesoporous Silica

Nanoparticles" Langmuir, 2010, 26, 8914-8924.


(47) Tao, Z.; Toms, B. B.; Goodisman, J.;* Asefa, T.* "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Enhance the Cytotoxicity of Platinum Anticancer Drugs" ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 789-794.


(46) Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Wang, G.; Shrama, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Poly(allylamine)-

Stabilized Colloidal Copper Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Morphology, and Their Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Properties" Langmuir, 2010, 26, 7469-7474.


(45) Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A.; Asefa, T.* "Substituent- and Catalyst-Dependent Selectivity to Aldol and Nitrostyrene Product in Heterogeneous Base Nanocatalysis" ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 61-66.




(44) Tao, Z.; Xie, Y.; Toms, B. B.; Goodisman, J.; Asefa, T.* "Mesoporosity and

Functional Group Dependent Cytotoxicity of Silica Nanomaterials" Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2009, 22, 1869-1880.


(43) Mishler, R. E.; Biradar, A. A.; Duncan, C. T.; Schiff, E. A.*, Asefa, T.* "Solvent-Washable Polymer Templated Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica and Solid Acid Nanocatalysts in One-Pot" Chem. Commun., 2009, 6201-6203.


(42) Asefa, T.*, Duncan, C. T.; Sharma, K. K. Invited Critical Review Paper "Recent Advances in Nanostructured Sensors and Biosensors" Analyst, 2009, 134, 1980-1990. (The Top Most Accessed Article between September – December 2009).


(41) Duncan, C. T.; Fleitsch, S.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Nanoporous Silica-Supported Zn-

Tropone Heterogeneous Catalyst for Intramolecular Hydroamination Reaction"

ChemCatChem, 2009, 1, 365-368.


(40) Tao, Z.; Wang, G.; Goodisman, J, Asefa, T.* "Accelerated Oxidation of Epinephrine

by Silica Nanomaterials" Langmuir, 2009, 25, 10183-10188.


(39) Asefa, T.*, Invited Commentary Paper on "Entrapping Cinchona Alkaloids within Metals: Chirally Imprinted Palladium by Rothenberg et al. Nature Chemistry" Chemtracts Org. Chem., 2009, 22, 121-128.


(38) DiPasqua, A. J.; Shi, Y.-L.; Mishler, R. E.; Dabrowiak, J. D.*; Asefa, T.*

"Preparation of Antibody-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles" Mater. Lett., 2009, 63, 1876-1879.


(37) Wang, G.; Otuonye, A.; Blair, E. A.; Denton, K.; Tao, Z.; Asefa, T.*

"Functionalized Mesoporous Materials with Improved Adsorption Capacity and

Release Properties for Different Drug Molecules: A Comparative Study" J. Solid

State Chem., 2009, 182, 1649-1660.


(36) Xie, Y.; Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Wang, G.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient

Nanostructured Catalysts for Aldol Condensation Reaction" J. Catal., 2009, 265, 131-140.


(35) Asefa, T.*; Wang, G.; Blair, E. A.; Otuonye, A., Denton, K. "Multifunctional

Nanoporous Materials for Adsorption and Controlled Drug Release" Adsorption, 2009, 15, 287-299.




(34) Sharma, K. K.; Buckley, R. P.; Asefa, T.* "Optimizing Cooperative Acid-Base Bifunctional Mesoporous Catalysts for the Henry Reaction: Effects of Separation Distance of Site-Isolated Groups on Cooperative Catalysis", Langmuir, 2008, 24, 14306-14320.


(33) Asefa, T. "Book Review of Bio-inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials: Strategies,

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 8871-8871.

(32) Asefa, T.*, Shi, Y.-L. "Corrugated Nanospheres and Nanocages: Synthesis via Controlled Etching and Improving Chemical Delivery and Electrochemical and Biosensing Applications" J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 5604-5614.

(31) Anan, A.; Vathyam, R.; Asefa, T. * "Controlling the Henry Reaction Products: Nitroalcohol versus Nitrostyrene by Simple Change of Amino-Groups of Aminofunctionalized Mesoporous Catalysts" Catal. Lett. 2008, 126, 142-148.

(30) Xie, Y.; Quinlivan, S.; Asefa, T.* "Tuning Metal Nanostructures within SBA-15 by Changing Metal Complexes Reduced In-situ with Grafted Imines and Hemiaminals" J. Phys. Chem. C., 2008, 112, 9996-10003.

(29) Tao, Z.; Morrow, M. P.; Sharma, K. K.; Duncan, C.; Anan, A.; Asefa, T.; Penefsky, H. S.; Goodisman, J.*, Kader, A.* "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Inhibit Cellular Respiration" Nano Lett., 2008, 8, 1517-1526.

(28) Anan, A.; Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Selective Efficient Trifunctional Nanoporous Catalysts for Nitroaldol Condensation: Co-Placement of Site-Isolated Multiple Functional Groups on Mesoporous Materials" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2008, 288, 1-13. (Chosen as an Editor’s Choice Article).

(27) Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Buckley, R. P.; Ouellette, W.; Asefa, T.* "Towards Efficient Nanoporous Catalysts: Controlling Site-Isolation and Concentration of Grafted Catalytic Sites on Nanoporous Materials with Solvents and Colorimetric Elucidation of their Site-Isolation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 218-228.

(26) Di Pasqua, A. J.; Sharma, K. K.; Shi, Y.-L.; Toms, B. B.; Ouellette, W.; Dabrowiak, J. C.*, Asefa, T.* "Cytotoxicity of mesoporous silica nanomaterials" J. Inorg. Biochem., 2008, 102, 1416-1423.


(25) Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient Bifunctional Nanocatalysts by Simple Postgrafting of Spatially-isolated Catalytic Groups on Mesoporous Materials" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 2879-2882.

(24) Otuonye, A.; Asefa, T.* "Efficient and Selective Nanoscale Catalysts by Solvent-Assisted Site-Isolated Grafting (SASIG) of Multiple Functional Groups on Mesoporous Materials" Chemtracts Inorg. Chem., 2007, 20, 85-93.

(23) Shi, Y.-L.; Asefa, T.* "Tailored core-shell-shell nanostructures: Sandwiching gold nanoparticles between silica cores and tunable silica shells" Langmuir, 2007, 23, 9455-9462. (Among the Top Ten Most Accessed Articles in 2007).



(22) Asefa, T.*, Shi, T.-L. “Super-stable high-quality Fe3O4 dendron-nanocrystals dispersible in both organic and aqueous solutions” Chemtracts Inorg. Chem., 2006, 19, 299-305.




(21) Asefa, T.; Lennox, R. B. "Synthesis of gold nanoparticles via electroless deposition in SBA-15" Chem. Mater., 2005, 17, 2481-2483


(20)  Whitnall, W.; Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A. "Hybrid periodic mesoporous organosilicas"

         Adv. Funct. Mater. 2005, 15, 1696-1702. 


(19)  Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Novel Routes to Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilicas, PMAs: Ammonolysis of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 1662-11673.


(18)  Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Synthesis and

characterization of ordered mesoporous silicas with high loadings of methyl groups" J. Mater. Chem. 2002, 12, 3452-3457.


(17)  Kuroki, M.; Asefa, T.; Whitnal, W.; Kruk, M.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G.A. "Synthesis and Properties of 1,3,5-Benzene Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica (PMO): Novel Aromatic PMO with Three Point Attachments and Unique Thermal Transformations" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13886-13895.


(16) Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Synthesis and characterization of methyl and vinyl-functionalized ordered mesoporous silicas with high organic content" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2002, 141, 197-204.


(15)  Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A.; Grondey, H.; Kruk, M.; Jaroniec, M. "Recent developments in the synthesis and chemistry of periodic mesoporous organosilicas" Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2002, 141, 1-26.


(14) Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Kruk, M.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "Bio-inspired nanocomposites: from synthesis toward potential applications" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2002, 711, 347-357.


(13)  Kruk, M.; Asefa, T.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Metamorphosis of Ordered Mesopores to Micropores: Periodic Silica with Unprecedented Loading of Pendant Reactive Organic Groups Transforms to Periodic Microporous Silica with Tailorable Pore Size" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6383-6392.  ·


(12) Matos, J. R.; Kruk, M.; Mercuri, L. P.; Jaroniec, M.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A.; Kamiyama, T.; Terasaki, O. "Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Large Cagelike Pores" Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 1903-1905.  ·


(11) Temtsin, G.; Asefa, T.; Bittner, S.; Ozin, G.A. "Aromatic PMOs: tolyl, xylyl and

dimethoxyphenyl groups integrated within the channel walls of hexagonal mesoporous silicas" J. Mater. Chem. 2001, 11, 3202-3206.


(10) Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; MacLachln, M.J.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Sequential hydroboration-alcoholysis and epoxidation-ring opening reactions of vinyl groups in mesoporous vinylsilica" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2001, 11, 447-456.


(9) Asefa, T.; Kruk, M.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Coombs, N.; Grondey, H.; Jaroniec, M.; Ozin, G. A. "Novel Bifunctional Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas, BPMOs: Synthesis, Characterization, Properties and in-Situ Selective Hydroboration-Alcoholysis Reactions of Functional Groups" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 8520-8530.


(8) Dag, O.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Grondey, H.; Coombs, N.;

        Ozin, G. A. "Oriented periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) film with organic

        functionality inside the channel walls" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2001, 11, 213-217.


(7) Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; Dag, O.; Grondey, H.; MacLachlan, M.J.; Ozin, G.A.; Yoshina-Ishii, C. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs): nanostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2001, 628, CC3.9.1-CC3.9.8.


(6) Asefa, T.; Yoshina-Ishii, C.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "New nanocomposites: putting organic function 'inside' the channel walls of periodic mesoporous silica" J. Mater. Chem. 2000, 10, 1751-1755. (Among the 10 most accessed articles in 2000; On the Front Cover).


(5) MacLachlan, M. J.; Asefa, T.; Ozin, G. A. "Writing on the wall with a new synthetic quill" Chem. Eur. J. 2000, 6, 2507-2511. (On Front Cover)  


(4) Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Grondey, H.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Metamorphic channels in periodic mesoporous methylenesilica" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2000, 39, 1808-1811.


(3) Asefa, T.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Coombs, N.; Ozin, G. A. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas with organic groups inside the channel walls" Nature 1999, 402, 867-871.


(2) Yoshina-Ishii, C.; Asefa, T.; Coombs, N.; MacLachlan, M. J.; Ozin, G. A. "Periodic mesoporous organosilicas, PMOs: fusion of organic and inorganic chemistry 'inside' the channel walls of hexagonal mesoporous silica" Chem. Commun. 1999, 2539-2540.


(1) Lal, M.; Joshi, M.; Kumar, D.N.; Friend, C.S.; Winiarz, J.; Asefa, T.; Kim, K.; Prasad, Paras N. "Inorganic-organic hybrid materials for photonics" Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1998, 519, 217-225.