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Sohee Kim and Young Jin Sa*

Ce(4+)/Ce(3+) Redox-Promoted Electron Transfer for Efficient Neutral H2O2 Electrosynthesis from Two-Electron Oxygen Reduction

ACS Catal. 2024, Accepted


Yesol Lee, Chaehyeon Lee, Seoin Back*, and Young Jin Sa*

Electronic Structure Modification of Metal Phthalocyanines by Carbon Nanotube Support for Efficient Oxygen Reduction to Hydrogen Peroxide

Nanoscale 2024, Accepted



Juyeon LeeYesol Lee, June Sung Lim, Sun Woo Kim, Hongje Jang, Bora Seo, Sang Hoon Joo, and Young Jin Sa*

Discriminating Active Sites for the Electrochemical Synthesis of H2O2 by Molecular Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes

Nanoscale 2023, 15, 195–203

<Invited as a Nanoscale 2023 Emerging Investigator>



June Sung Lim, Jae Hyung Kim, Jinwoo Woo, Du San Baek, Kyuwook Ihm, Tae Joo Shin, Young Jin Sa*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Designing Highly Active Nanoporous Carbon H2O2 Production Electrocatalysts through Active Site Identification

Chem 2021, 7, 3114–3130 (Times Cited: 113)


Jinwoo Woo, Hyunkyung Choi, Young Jin Sa, Ho Young Kim, Taejung Lim, Jue-Hyuk Jang, Sung Jong Yoo, Jin Young Kim, Chul Sung Kim*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Structural Evolution of Atomically Dispersed Fe Species in Fe–N/C Catalysts Probed by X-ray Absorption and 57Fe Mӧssbauer Spectroscopies

J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 11928–11938



Young Jin Sa*, Hyejin Jung, Dongyup Shin, Hu Young Jeong, Stefan Ringe, Hyungjun Kim*, Yun Jeong Hwang*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Thermal Transformation of Molecular Ni(2+)-N4 Sites for Enhanced CO2 Electroreduction Activity

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 10920–10931 (Times Cited: 83)



Dang Le Tri Nguyen, Chan Woo Lee Jonggeol Na, Min-Cheol Kim, Nguyen Dien Kha Tu, Si Young Lee, Young Jin Sa, Da Hye Won, Hyung-Suk Oh, Heesuk Kim, Byoung Koun Min, Sang Soo Han, Ung Lee*, and Yun Jeong Hwang*

Mass Transport Control by Surface Graphene Oxide for Selective CO Production from Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 3222–3231 (Times Cited: 55)


Bora Seo, Gwan Yeong Jung, Se Jeong Lee, Du San Baek, Young Jin Sa, Hyeong Woo Ban, Jae Sung Son, Kiyoung Park*, Sang Kyu Kwak*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Monomeric MoS4(2−)-Derived Polymeric Chains with Active Molecular Units for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 652–662 (Times Cited: 37)



Young Jin Sa, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Dimeric Fe Sites Effectively Activate Oxygen Molecule

Chem 2019, 5, P3006–P3007

<Preview Article>


Myohwa Ko†, Le Thanh Mai Pham†, Young Jin Sa†, Jinwoo Woo, Trang Nguyen, Jae Hyung Kim, Dongrak Oh, Pankaj Sharma, Jungki Ryu, Tae Joo Shin, Sang Hoon Joo*, Yong Hwan Kim*, and Ji-Wook Jang* († equal contribution)

Unassisted Solar Lignin Valorisation Using a Compartmented Photo-Electro-Biochemical Cell

Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 5123 (Times Cited: 74)


Young Jin Sa, Jae Hyung Kim, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Active Edge-Site-Rich Carbon Nanocatalysts with Enhanced Electron Transfer for Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1100–1105 (Times Cited: 257)

<Selected as "Very Important Paper">


Young Jin Sa, Sung O. Park, Gwan Yeong Jung, Tae Joo Shin, Hu Young Jeong, Sang Kyu Kwak*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Heterogeneous Co–N/C Electrocatalysts with Controlled Cobalt Site Densities for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: Structure–Activity Correlations and Kinetic Insights

ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 83–97 (Times Cited: 116)

Before 2018


Jinwoo Woo, Seung Yong Yang, Young Jin Sa, Won-Young Choi, Myeong-Hwa Lee, Hyun-Wook Lee, Tae Joo Shin, Tae-Young Kim*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Promoting Oxygen Reduction Activity of Fe–N/C Electrocatalysts by Silica Coating-Mediated Synthesis for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 6684–6701 (Times Cited: 95)


Jinwoo Woo, Young Jin Sa, Jae Hyung Kim, Hyun-Wook Lee, Chanho Pak, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Impact of Textural Properties of Mesoporous Porphyrinic Carbon Electrocatalysts on Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity

ChemElectroChem 2018, 5, 1928–1936 (Times Cited: 27)


Nam-In Kim, Young Jin Sa, Tae Sup Yoo, Sung Ryul Choi, Rana Arslan Afzal, Taekjib Choi, Young-Soo Seo, Kug-Seung Lee, Jun Yeon Hwang, Woo Seok Choi, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Jun-Young Park*

Oxygen-Deficient Triple Perovskites as Highly Active and Durable Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Electrode Reactions

Sci. Adv. 2018, 4, eaap9360 (Times Cited: 201)


Young Jin Sa, Jinwoo Woo, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Strategies for Enhancing the Electrocatalytic Activity of M‒N/C Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Top. Catal. 2018, 61, 1077–1100 (Times Cited: 28)


Saerom Ohn, Seung Yeon Kim, Seon Kyu Mun, Junghoon Oh, Young Jin Sa, Sunghee Park, Sang Hoon Joo, Seong Jung Kwon*, and Sungjin Park*

Molecularly Dispersed Nickel-Containing Species on Carbon Nitride Network as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Carbon 2017, 124, 180–187 (Times Cited: 55)


Young Jin Sa, Jae Hyung Kim, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Recent Progress in the Identification of Active Sites in Pyrolyzed Fe‒N/C Catalysts and Insights into Their Role in Oxygen Reduction Reaction

J. Electrochem. Sci. Technol. 2017, 8, 169–182 (Times Cited: 22)


Yeonjun Shim, Young Jin Sa, Yunseok Shin, Junghoon Oh, Hyunchul Ju, Sang Hoon Joo, and Sungjin Park*

Electrocatalysts Composed of Co(acetylacetonate)2 Molecule and Refluxed Graphene Oxide for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 6203–6209


Jongsik Park†, Young Jin Sa†, Hionsuck Baik, Taehyun Kwon, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Kwangyeol Lee* († equal contribution)

Iridium-Based Multimetallic Nanoframe@Nanoframe Structure: An Efficient and Robust Electrocatalyst toward Oxygen Evolution Reaction

ACS Nano 2017, 11, 5500–5509 (Times Cited: 255)


Nitin Kadulba Chaudhari*, Aram Oh, Young Jin Sa, Haneul Jin, Hionsuck Baik, Sang Gu Kim, Suk Joong Lee, Sang Hoon Joo, and Kwangyeol Lee*

Morphology Controlled Synthesis of 2-D Ni–Ni3S2 and Ni3S2 Nanostructures on Ni Foam Towards Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Nano Conv. 2017, 4, 7 (Times Cited: 27)


Jae Hyung Kim, Young Jin Sa, Hu Young Jeong, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Roles of Fe–Nx and Fe–Fe3C@C Species in Fe–N/C Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 9567–9575 (Times Cited: 156)


Taehyun Kwon†, Hyeyoun Hwang†, Young Jin Sa†, Jongsik Park, Hionsuck Baik, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Kwangyeol Lee* († equal contribution)

Cobalt Assisted Synthesis of IrCu Hollow Octahedral Nanocages as Highly Active Electrocatalysts toward Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1604688 (Times Cited: 200)


Young Jin Sa, Dong-Jun Seo, Jinwoo Woo, Jung Tae Lim, Jae Yeong Cheon, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Myeong Lee, Dongwoo Kang, Tae Joo Shin, Hyeon Suk Shin, Hu Young Jeong, Chul Sung Kim*, Min Gyu Kim*, Tae-Young Kim*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

A General Approach to Preferential Formation of Active FeNx Sites in FeN/C Electrocatalysts for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15046–15056 (Times Cited: 698)


Yeonjun Shim, Jongwoo Han, Young Jin Sa, Seungjun Lee, Kwangrok Choi, Junghoon Oh, Sujin Kim, Sang Hoon Joo, and Sungjin Park*

Electrocatalytic Performances of Heteroatom-Containing Functionalities in N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxides

J. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2016, 42, 149–156


Ho Young Kim, Seonghun Cho, Young Jin Sa, Sun-Mi Hwang, Gu-Gon Park, Tae Joo Shin, Hu Young Jeong, Sung-Dae Yim*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Self-Supported Mesostructured Pt-Based Bimetallic Nanospheres Containing an Intermetallic Phase as Ultrastable Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts

Small 2016, 12, 5347–5353 (Times Cited: 77)


Aram Oh†, Young Jin Sa†, Hyeyoun Hwang†, Hionsuck Baik, Jun Kim, Byeongyoon Kim, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Kwangyeol Lee* († equal contribution)

Rational Design of Pt-Ni-Co Ternary Alloy Nanoframe Crystals as Highly Efficient Catalysts toward Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Nanoscale 2016, 8, 16379–16386 (Times Cited: 143)


Bora Seo, Du San Baek, Young Jin Sa, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Shape Effects of Nickel Phosphide Nanocrystals on the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 6083–6089 (Times Cited: 98)


Jisun Yoon†, Jongsik Park†, Young Jin Sa†, Yoojin Yang, Hionsuck Baik, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Kwangyeol Lee* († equal contribution)

Synthesis of Bare Pt3Ni Nanorod from PtNi@Ni Core-Shell Nanorod by Acid Etching: One Step Surfactant Removal and Phase Conversion for Optimal Electrochemical Performance toward Oxygen Reduction Reaction

CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 6002–6007


Bora Seo†, Young Jin Sa†, Jinwoo Woo, Kyungjung Kwon, Jongnam Park, Tae Joo Shin, Hu Young Jeong*, and Sang Hoon Joo* († equal contribution)

Size-Dependent Activity Trends Combined with in Situ X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Reveal Insights into Cobalt Oxide/Carbon Nanotube Catalyzed Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysis

ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 4347–4355 (Times Cited: 129)

<Introduced in ACS Editorial Article, Inorg. Chem.>


Nam-In Kim†, Young Jin Sa†, Sung-Hwa Cho, Insub So, Kyungjung Kwon, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Jun-Young Park* († equal contribution)

Enhancing Activity and Stability of Cobalt Oxide Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction via Transition Metal Doping

J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016, 163, F3020–F3028 (Times Cited: 64)


Seongwan Jang†, Young Jin Sa†, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Kang Hyun Park*

(† equal contribution)

Mesoporous Copper Oxide Nanostructures as Highly Active and Stable Catalysts for Aqueous Click Reactions

Catal. Commun. 2016, 81, 24–28 (Times Cited: 23)


Jae Yeong Cheon, Kyoungho Kim, Young Jin Sa, Sun Hye Sahgong, Yugyeong Hong, Jinwoo Woo, Sung-Dae Yim, Hu Young Jeong, Youngsik Kim*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Graphitic Nanoshell/Mesoporous Carbon Nanohybrids as Highly Efficient and Stable Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysts for Rechargeable Aqueous Na-Air Batteries

Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6, 1501794 (Times Cited: 137)


Jongwoo Han, Young Jin Sa, Yeonjun Shim, Min Choi, Noejung Park, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Sungjin Park*

Coordination Chemistry of [Co(acac)2] with N-Doped Graphene: Implications for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Reactivity of Organometallic Co-O4-N Species

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12622–12626 (Times Cited: 101)


Bora Seo, Gwan Yeong Jung, Young Jin Sa, Hu Young Jeong, Jae Yeong Cheon, Jeong Hyeon Lee, Ho Young Kim, Jin Chul Kim, Hyeon Suk Shin, Sang Kyu Kwak*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Monolayer-Precision Synthesis of Molybdenum Sulfide Nanoparticles and Their Nanoscale Size Effects in the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

ACS Nano 2015, 9, 3728–3739 (Times Cited: 209)


Kyung Joo Lee, Young Jin Sa, Hu Young Jeong, Christopher W. Bielawski, Sang Hoon Joo, and Hoi Ri Moon*

Simple Coordination Complex-Derived Three Dimensional Mesoporous Graphene as an Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalyst

Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 6773–6776 (Times Cited: 46)


Young-Eun Shin, Young Jin Sa, Seungyoung Park, Jiwon Lee, Kyung-Hee Shin, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Hyunhyub Ko*

An Ice-Templated, pH-Tunable Self-assembly Route to Hierarchically Porous Graphene Nanoscroll Networks

Nanoscale 2014, 6, 9734–9741 (Times Cited: 149)


Jae Hwa Lee†, Young Jin Sa†, Tae Kyung Kim, Hoi Ri Moon*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

(† equal contribution)

A Transformative Route to Nanoporous Manganese Oxides of Controlled Oxidation States with Identical Textural Properties

J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 10435–10443 (Times Cited: 101)


Young Jin Sa, Chiyoung Park, Hu Young Jeong, Seok-Hee Park, Zonghoon Lee, Kyoung Taek Kim, Gu-Gon Park, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Carbon Nanotubes/Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Core-Sheath Nanostructures as Highly Active, Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4102–4106 (Times Cited: 234)

<Selected as "Hot Paper">


Boram Jun, Kwang-Eun Jeong, Sang Hoon Joo, Young Jin Sa, Sung Hoon Park, Jong-Ki Jeon, and Young-Kwon Park*

Catalytic Conversion of Undaria Pinnatifida over Nanoporous Materials Using Py-GC/MS

J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2013, 13, 7794–7800


Jae Yeong Cheon, Taeyoung Kim, YongMan Choi, Hu Young Jeong, Min Gyu Kim, Young Jin Sa, Jaesik Kim, Zonghoon Lee, Tae-Hyun Yang, Kyungjung Kwon, Osamu Terasaki, Gu-Gon Park*, Radoslav R. Adzic*, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Ordered Mesoporous Porphyrinic Carbons with Very High Electrocatalytic Activity for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2715 (Times Cited: 327)


Young Jin Sa, Kyungjung Kwon, Jae Yeong Cheon, Freddy Kleitz, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Ordered Mesoporous Co3O4 Spinels as Stable, Bifunctional, Noble Metal-Free Oxygen Electrocatalysts

J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 9992–10001 (Times Cited: 308)


Mi-Jin Jeon, Jong-Ki Jeon, Dong Jin Suh, Sung Hoon Park, Young Jin Sa, Sang Hoon Joo, and Young-Kwon Park*

Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass Component over Mesoporous Catalysts Using Py-GC/MS

Catal. Today 2013, 204, 170–178 (Times Cited: 174)


Ju-Hwan Oh, Young Jin Sa, Sang Hoon Joo*, and Jae-Seung Lee*

Assembling Gold Nanocubes Into a Nanoporous Gold Material

Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 2012, 33, 1777–1780


Kyungjung Kwon, Young Jin Sa, Jae Yeong Cheon, and Sang Hoon Joo*

Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Nitrides with Graphitic Frameworks as Metal-Free, Highly Durable, Methanol-Tolerant Oxygen Reduction Catalysts in an Acidic Medium

Langmuir 2012, 28, 991–996 (Times Cited: 152)

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