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69. M. Doucet, R. Candeago, H. Wang, J. F. Browning, X. Su, Studying Transient Phenomena in Thin Films with Reinforcement Learning, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2024, 15 (16), 4444-4450.

68. F. C. Kalutantirige, J. He, L. Yao, S. Cotty, S. Zhou, J. W. Smith, E. Tajkhorshid, C. M. Schroeder, J. S. Moore, H. An, X. Su, Y. Li, Q. Chen, Beyond nothingness in the formation and functional relevance of voids in polymer films, Nature communications, 2024, 15(1), 2852.

67. C. H. Chung, S. Cotty, J. Jeon, J. Elbert, X. Su, Auto-oxidation of Redox-Electrodes for the Selective Recovery of Platinum Group Metals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A2024, early view.

66. S. Cotty, A. Faniyan, J. Elbert, X. Su, Redox-Mediated Electrochemical Liquid-Liquid Extraction (e-LLE) for Selective Metal RecoveryNature Chemical Engineering2024, 10.1038/s44286-024-00049-x.

65. R. Candeago, H. Wang, M.T. Nguyen, M. Doucet, V.A. Glezakou, J. F. Browning, X. Su, Unraveling the Role of Solvation and Ion Valency on Redox-Mediated Electrosorption through In Situ Neutron Reflectometry and Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics, JACS Au, 2024,  4, 3, 919–929.

64. D. Rocker, K. Dietmann, L. Nagler, X. Su, P. Fraga-Garcia, S. P. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier, Design and Characterization of an Electrochemically-Modulated Membrane Chromatography Device, Journal of Chromatography A, 2024, 1718, 464733. 

63. R. Chen, H. Wang, M. Doucet, J. Browning, X. Su, Thermo-Electro-Responsive Redox-Copolymers for Amplified Solvation, Morphological Control, and Tunable Ion Interactions, JACS Au, 2023, 3, 12, 3333-3344.

62. N. Kim, W. Oh, K. N. Knust, F. Z. Galetto, X. Su, Molecularly Selective Polymer Interfaces for Electrochemical Separations, Langmuir, 2023, DOI:

61. K. Cho, R. Chen, J. Elbert, X. Su, Redox-functionalized Semiconductor Interfaces for Photoelectrochemical Separations, Small, 2023, 2305275. DOI:

60. J. Jeon, J. Elbert, C. H. Chung, J. Chae, X. Su, Chiral metallopolymers for redox-mediated enantioselective interactionsAdvanced Functional Materials2023, 202301545, DOI:

59. N. Kim, J. Elbert, C. Kim, X. Su, Redox-Copolymers for Nanofiltration-Enabled ElectrodialysisACS Energy Letters2023, 8, 2097-2105. 

58. A. Roman Santiago, S. Yin, J. Elbert, J. Lee, D. Shukla, X. Su, Imparting Selective Fluorophilic Interactions in Redox Copolymers for the Electrochemically Mediated Capture of Short-Chain PFAS, Journal of the American Chemical Society2023, 145, 17, 9508-9519. 

57. P. Baldaguez Medina, V. Ardilla Contreras, F. Hartmann, D. Schmitt, A. Klimek, J. Elbert, M. Gallei, X. Su, “Investigating the Electrochemically-Driven Capture and Release of Long-Chain PFAS by Redox-Metallopolymer Sorbents, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15, 18, 22112-22122.

56. S. Cotty, N. Kim, X. Su, Electrochemically Mediated Recovery and Purification of Gold for Sustainable Mining and Electronic Waste Recycling, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2023, 11, 9, 3975-3986.

55. K. Kim, A. Zagalskaya, J. Ng, J. Hong, V. Alexandrov, T. Pham, X. Su, Coupling Nitrate Capture with Ammonia Production through Bifunctional Redox-electrodes, Nature Communications, 2023, 14, 823.

54. N. Kim, J. Lee, X. Su, Precision Tuning of Highly Selective Polyelectrolyte Membranes for Redox-Mediated Electrochemical Separation of Organic Acids, Advanced Functional Materials, 2023, 2211645.

53. R.  Alam, M. Faheem, Y. He, X. Su, L. Zou, Ion selective electrosorption by two pseudocapacitive intercalating nanocomposite electrodes, Desalination, 2023, 566, 116923.

52. E. Mousset, M. Fournier, X. Su, Recent advances of reactive electroseparation systems for water treatment and selective resource recovery, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2023, 101384. 

51. Y. H. Deng, J. Jeon, E. M. Kim, S. Ding, S. A. Lee, C. Ryu, Y. J. Kim, X. Su, H. Kong, In situ immobilization of δ-MnO2 nanosheets on a porous support for rapid and continuous cleaning of bisphenol A-spiked water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 144653.

50. W. Shi, J. Ma, F. Gao, R. Dai, X. Su, Z. Wang, Metal-Organic Framework with a Redox-Active Bridge Enables Electrochemically Highly Selective Removal of Arsenic from Water, Environmental Science & Technology, 2023, 57, 15, 6342-6352.

49. H. Kim, S. Kim, N. Kim, X. Su, C. Kim, Multielectrode scale-up strategy and parametric investigation of redox-flow desalination systemsDesalination2023, 549, 116350.

48. S. Cotty, J. Jeon, J. Elbert, V. Jeyaraj, A. Mironenko, X. Su, Electrochemical recycling of homogeneous catalysts, Science Advances, 2022, 8 (42).   

47. F. Z. Galetto, C. Silva, R. I. Beche, R. A. Balaguez, M. S. Franco, F. F. Assis, T. E. A. Frizon, X. Su, Decarboxylative ring-opening of 2-oxazolidinones: a facile and modular synthesis of beta-chalcogen amines, RSC Advances, 2022, 12, 34496-34502.

46. M. Alkhadra, X. Su, M. Suss, H. H. Tian, A. Hemmatifar, K. M. Comforti, E. N. Guyes, A. Shocron, J. P. de Souza, N. Kim, M. Tedesco, K. Khoiruddin, I. G. Wenten, J G. Santiago, T. A. Hatton, M. Bazant. Electrochemical Methods for Water Desalination, Ion Separations, and Energy Conversion, Chemical Reviews, 2022, 122, 16, 13547-13635.

45. N. B. Üner, P. Baldaguez Medina, J. L. Dinari, X. Su, R. Mohan Sankaran, Rate, Efficiency, and Mechanisms of Electrochemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid Degradation with Boron-Doped Diamond and Plasma Electrodes, Langmuir, 2022, 38 (29), 8975-8986.

44.  J. Hong, K. Cho,  V. Presser, X. Su, “Recent advances in wastewater treatment using semiconductor photocatalysts.” Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2022, 36, 100644. Invited contribution to Special Issue: Green Methods for Pollution Control (2022).

43.     H. Hübner, R. Candeago, D. Schmitt, A. Schieber, B. Xiong, M. Gallei, X. Su. Synthesis and covalent immobilization of redox-active metallopolymers for organic phase electrochemistryPolymer2022, 23 (244), 124656. Special Issue: 30 Year Anniversary of Polyferrocenylsilanes: An Inspiration for New Advances in Main Group and Transition-Metal Containing Polymers”. 

42.     H. An, J. W. Smith, B. Q. Ji, S. Cotty, S. Zhou, L. Yao, F. C. Kalutantirige, W. Chen, Z. Qu, X. Su, J. Feng, Q. Chen. Mechanism and performance relevance of nanomorphogenesis in polyamide films revealed by quantitative 3D imaging and machine learning. Science Advances, 2022, 8, 8. 

41.      K. Kim, D. Raymond, R. Candeago, X. Su. Selective cobalt and nickel electrodeposition for lithium-ion battery recycling through integrated electrolyte and interface control. Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 6554. 

40.     B. Gurkan, X. Su, A. Klemm, Y. Kim, S. M. Sharada, Rodriguez-Katakura, K. J. Kron, “Perspective and challenges in electrochemical approaches for reactive CO2 separations”, iScience, 2021, 24(12), 103422. Special Issue: Spotlight on Scialog: Negative Emissions Science.

39.      N. Kim, J. Jeon, R. Chen, X. Su, Electrochemical separation of organic acids and proteins for food and biomanufacturing. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2022, 178, 267-288. Special Issue: Emerging Stars

38.      A. Román Santiago, P. Baldaguez Medina, X. Su. Electrochemical Remediation of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in WaterElectrochimica Acta, 2021, 403, 139635. Special Issue: 29th ISE Topical Meeting: Energy and water: electrochemistry in securing the sustainable society development.

37.      P. Baldaguez Medina, S. Cotty, K. Kim, J. Elbert, X. Su. Emerging investigator series: Electrochemically-mediated Remediation of GenX using Redox-Copolymers. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2021, 7(12), 2231-2240.

36.      H. Vapnik, J. Elbert, X. Su. Redox-Copolymers for the Recovery of Rare-Earth Elements by Electrochemically-Regenerated Ion Exchange. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 20068-20077. DOI:

35.      N. Kim, J. Jeon, J. Elbert, C. Kim, X. Su. Redox-mediated Electrochemical Desalination for Waste Valorization in Dairy Production. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 428, 131082.

34.      Y. Kim, H. Kim, K. Kim, H. Eom, X. Su, J. Lee. Electrosorption of Cadmium Ions in Aqueous Solutions Using a Copper-gallate Metal-organic Framework. Chemosphere, 2022, 286, 131853.

33.      Y. Kim, K. Kim, H. Eom, X. Su, J. Lee. Electrochemically-assisted Removal of Cadmium Ions by Redox Active Cu-based Metal-organic Framework. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 421, 129765.

32.      K. Kim, R. Candeago, G. Rim, D. Raymond, A.H. Park, X. Su. Electrochemical Approaches for Selective Recovery of Critical Elements in Hydrometallurgical Processes of Complex Feedstocks. iScience, 2021, 24 (5), 102374. Special Issue on Material Criticality.

31.       R. Chen, J. Feng, J. Jeon, T. Sheehan, C. Ruttiger, M. Gallei, D. Shukla, X. Su. Structure and Potential-Dependent Selectivity in Redox-Metallopolymers: Electrochemically Mediated Multicomponent Metal Separations. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31 (15), 2009307.

30.       N. Kim, E. Lee, X. Su, C. Kim. Parametric Investigation of the Desalination Performance in Multichannel Membrane Capacitive Deionization (MC-MCDI). Desalination, 2021, 503, 114950.

29.      A. Kumar, Y. Kim, X. Su, H. Fukuda, G. Naidu, F. Du, S. Vigneswaran, E. Drioli., T. A. Hatton, J. H. Lienhard. Advances and challenges in metal ion separation from water. Trends in Chemistry, 2021, 3 (10), 819-931.

28.       N. Kim, X. Su, C. Kim. Electrochemical Lithium Recovery System Through the Simultaneous Lithium Enrichment via Sustainable Redox ReactionChemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 127715. 

27.       R. Candeago, K. Kim, H. Vapnik, S. Cotty, M. Aubin, S. Berensmeier, A. Kushima, X. Su. Semiconducting Polymer Interfaces for Electrochemically Assisted Mercury Remediation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2020, 12, 44, 49713-49722.

26.       K. Kim, P. Baldaguez Medina, J. Elbert, E. Kayiwa, R. D. Cusick, Y. Men, X. Su. Molecular Tuning of Redox-Copolymers for Selective Electrochemical Remediation. Advanced Functional Materials2020, 30 (52), 2004635.

25.       L. Bromberg, N. Ozbek, K. J. Tan, X. Su, L. Padhye, T. A. Hatton. Iron Phosphomolybdate Complexes in Electrocatalytic Reduction of Aqueous Disinfection Byproducts. Chemical Engineering Journal2020, 408, 127354.

24.       X. Su. Electrochemical Interfaces for Chemical and Biomolecular SeparationsCurrent Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science2020, 46, 77-93.

23.       P. Srimuk, X. Su, J. Yoon, D. Aurbach, V. Presser. Charge-transfer Materials for Electrochemical Water Desalination, Ion Separation and the Recovery of ElementsNature Review Materials, 2020, 5, 517-538. 

22.       K. J. Tan, X. Su, T. A. Hatton. An Asymmetric Iron-Based Redox-Active System for Electrochemical Separation of Ions in Aqueous MediaAdvanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30 (15), 1910363.

21.       K. Kim, S. Cotty, J. Elbert, R. Chen, C.H. Hou, X. Su. Asymmetric Redox-Polymer Interfaces for Electrochemical Reactive Separations: Synergistic Capture and Conversion of ArsenicAdvanced Materials, 2020, 32 (6), 1906877. 

20.       R. Chen, T. Sheehan, J. L. Ng, M. Brucks, X. Su. Capacitive Deionization and Electrosorption for Heavy Metal Removal (Invited Themed Collection: Capacitive Deionization 2020). Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2020, 6, 258-282.

19.       J. S. Kang, et al. Rapid Inversion of Surface Charges in Heteroatom-Doped Porous Carbon: A Route to Robust Electrochemical Desalination. Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30 (9), 1909387.

18.       X. Su, A. Kushima, C. Halliday, J. Zhou, J. Li, T. A. Hatton. Electrochemically-mediated selective capture of heavy metal chromium and arsenic oxyanions from water. Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 4701. 

17.       J. Lee, P. Srimuk, S. Fleischmann, X. Su, T. A. Hatton, V. Presser. Redox-electrolytes for non-flow electrochemical energy storage: a critical review and best practiceProgress in Materials Science2018, 101, 46-89.

16.       L. Bromberg, X. Su, K. Philips, T. A. Hatton. Magnesium Thiodialkanoates: Dually-Functional Additives to Organic Coatings. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research2018, 57 (32), 10992–11004.

15.        T. Winter, X. Su, T. A. Hatton, M. Gallei. Ferrocene-Containing Inverse Opals by Melt-Shear Organization of Core/Shell ParticlesMacromolecular Rapid Communications2018, 39 (22), 1800428. 

14.        X. Su, T. A. Hatton. Electrosorption at functional interfaces: from molecular-level interactions to electrochemical cell design. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics2017, 19, 23570-23584. [Back-Cover Highlight]

13.        X. Su, J. Hubner, M. Kauke, L. Dalbosco, C. Gonsalez, J. Thomas, E. Zhu, M. Franzreb, T.F. Jamison, T.A. Hatton.  Redox Interfaces for Electrochemically Controlled Protein-Surface Interactions: Bioseparations and Heterogeneous Enzyme Catalysis. Chemistry of Materials2017, 29 (13), 5702-5712.

12.        X. Su, K.J. Tan, J. Elbert, C. Ruttiger, M. Gallei, T.F. Jamison, T.A. Hatton. Asymmetric Faradaic systems for selective electrochemical separations. Energy & Environmental Science2017, 10, 1272-1283.

11.        X. Su, T.A. Hatton. Redox-electrodes for selective electrochemical separations, State-of-Art Perspective. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 244, 6-20.

10.        X. Su, L. Bromberg, V. Martis, F. Simeon, A. Huq, T.A. Hatton. Post-synthetic Functionalization of Mg-MOF-74 with Tetraethylenepentamine: Structural Characterization and Enhanced CO2 Adsorption. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (12), 11299-11306.

9.         X. Su, L. Bromberg, K.J. Tan, T.F. Jamison, L.K. Padhye, T.A. Hatton. Electrochemically Mediated Reduction of Nitrosamines by Hemin-Functionalized Redox Electrodes. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2017, 4 (4), 161-167.

8.         J.R. Du, X. Su, X. Feng. Chitosan/sericin blend membranes for adsorption of bovine serum albumin. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017, 95 (5), 954-960.

7.         X. Su, H. Kulik, T.F. Jamison, T.A. Hatton. Anion-selective redox electrodes: electrochemically-mediated separation with organometallic interfaces. Advanced Functional Materials. 2016, 26(20), 3394-3404. [Back-Cover Highlight]

6.         L. Bromberg,  X. Su, V. Martis, Y. Zhang, T.A. Hatton. Self-Decontaminating Fibrous Materials Reactive toward Chemical ThreatsACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8 (27), 17555-17654.

5.         L. Bromberg, X. Su, T.A. Hatton. Functional Networks of Organic and Coordination Polymers for Fructose Conversion. Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26 (21), 6257-6264.

4.         J. Kozak, J.Wu, X. Su, F. Simeon, T.A. Hatton, T.F. Jamison. Bromine-Catalyzed Conversion of CO2 and Epoxides to Cyclic Carbonates under Continuous Flow Conditions. Journal of American Chemical Society2013, 135 (49), 18497-18501.

3.         L. Bromberg, X. Su, T.A. Hatton. Heteropolyacid-Functionalized Aluminum 2-Aminoterephthalate Metal-Organic Frameworks as Reactive Aldehyde Sorbents and Catalysts. ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 2013, 5 (12), 5468{5477.

2.         L. Bromberg, X. Su, T.A. Hatton. Aldehyde Self-Condensation Catalysis by Aluminum Aminoterephthalate Metal-Organic Frameworks Modified with Aluminum Isopropoxide. Chemistry of Materials2013, 25 (9), 1636-1642.

1.         X. Su, C. Vesco, J. Fleming, V. Choh. Density of Ocular Components of the Bovine eyeOptometry and Vision Science, 2009, 86(10), 1187-1195.

Other Publications

2.         X. Su. Electrochemical Separations for Metal RecyclingECS Interface, 2020, 20 (3), 55-61. [Fall Issue Theme: Electrochemistry for a Sustainable World]

1.         X. Su, T. A. Hatton. ElectrosorptionKirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2016, 1-11. [Online Chapter]


8.        N. Kim, J. Elbert, C. Kim, X. Su, U.S. Provisional patent application protein (UIUC2021-102-01). Redox-Mediated Electrochemical Desalination for Waste Valorization in Dairy Production.

7.        K. Kim, P. B. Medina, J. Elbert, X. Su. U.S. Provisional patent application (UIUC2020-198-01). Copolymers and Electrochemical Systems and Methods for the Remediation of Organic Pollutants.

6.        Vapnik, J. Elbert, X. Su, U.S. Provisional patent application (UIUC2021-068-01). Electrochemically-regenerated ion-exchange using redox-polymers.

5.        X. Su, R. Candeago. U.S. Patent Application (UIUC2020-003-01) (10322-383). Electrochemical remediation of mercury using semi-conductive redox-active polymers.

4.        X. Su, T. A. Hatton. U.S. Patent Application No. 62/413960. Use of electrochemical devices or systems comprising redox-functionalized electrodes for bioseparation and biocatalysis. International No. PCT/US2017/058888.

3.        L. Bromberg, X. Su , T. A. Hatton. U.S. Patent No. 15/592,160. Selective reduction of tobacco specific nitrosamines and related methods.

2.        X. Su , D. Achilleos, T. A. Hatton. U.S. Patent No. 15/336,637. Electrochemical devices or systems comprising redox-functionalized electrodes and uses thereof.

1.        X. Su , D. Achilleos, T. A. Hatton. International Patent WO2017/075263. Electrochemical devices or systems comprising redox-functionalized electrodes and uses thereof.

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