Jeffrey Herron

(Jointly supervised with Prof. Maravelias)

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S. Chemical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

3105 Engineering Hall



  1. On the Structure Sensitivity of Dimethyl Ether Electro-oxidation on Eight FCC Metals: A First-Principles Study”, J. A. Herron, P. Ferrin, and M. Mavrikakis Topics in Catalysis 58, 1159 (2015). [DOI]
  2. Platinum-based nanocages with subnanometer-thick walls and well-defined, controllable facets”, L. Zhang, L. T. Roling, X. Wang, M. Vara, M. Chi, J. Liu, S. Choi, J. Park, J. A. Herron, Z. Xie, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, Science 349, 412 (2015). [DOI]
  3. Read a commentary paper on publication # 20 by Prof. P. Strasser

  4. A Comprehensive Study of Formic Acid Oxidation on Palladium Nanocrystals with Different Types of Facets and Twin Defects”, S. Choi, J. A. Herron, J. Scaranto, H. Huang, Y. Wang, X. Xia, T. Lv, J. Park, H. Peng, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, ChemCatChem 7, 2077(2015). [DOI]
  5. Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Ammonia on Transition-Metal Surfaces: A First-Principles Study”, J. A. Herron, P. Ferrin and M. Mavrikakis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 14692 (2015). [DOI]
  6. Palladium–platinum core-shell icosahedra with substantially enhanced activity and durability towards oxygen reduction”, X. Wang, S. Choi, L. T. Roling, M. Luo, C. Ma, L. Zhang, M. Chi, J. Liu, Z. Xie, J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, Nature Communications 6, 7594 (2015). [DOI]
  7. Atomic Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Platinum on Palladium Octahedra for Enhanced Catalysts toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, J. Park, L. Zhang, S. Choi, L. T. Roling, N. Lu, J. A. Herron, S. Xie, J. Wang, M. J. Kim, M. Mavrikakis and Y. Xia, ACS Nano 9, 2635 (2015). [DOI]
  8. Trends in Formic Acid Decomposition on Model Transition Metal Surfaces: A Density Functional Theory study”, J. A. Herron , J. Scaranto , P. Ferrin , S. Li , and M. Mavrikakis, ACS Catalysis 4, 4434 (2014). [DOI]
  9. “Catalytically active Au-O(OH)x- species stabilized by alkali ions on zeolites and mesoporous oxides”, M. Yang, S. Li, Y. Wang, J. A. Herron, Y. Xu, L. F. Allard, S. Lee, J. Huang, M. Mavrikakis, M. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Science (2014). [DOI]
  10. “First-Principles Mechanistic Analysis of Dimethyl Ether Electro-Oxidation on Monometallic Single-Crystal Surfaces”, J. A. Herron, P. Ferrin, M. Mavrikakis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 24199 (2014). [DOI]
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  11. “Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Au(111)”,  Y. Santiago-Rodríguez, J. A. Herron, M. C. Curet-Arana, M. Mavrikakis,  Surface Science  627, 57 (2014). [DOI]

  12. “Atomic Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Pt on Pd Nanocubes for Catalysts with Enhanced Activity and Durability toward Oxygen Reduction”,  S. Xie, S.-I. Choi, N. Lu, L. T. Roling, J. A. Herron, L. Zhang, J. Park, J. Wang, M. J. Kim, Z. Xie, M. Mavrikakis, Y. Xia,  Nano Letters  14, 3570 (2014). [DOI]

  13. “Highly Crystalline Multimetallic Nanoframes with Three-Dimensional Electrocatalytic Surfaces”,  C. Chen, Y. Kang, Z. Huo, Z. Zhu, W. Huang, H. L. Xin, J. D. Snyder, D. Li, J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, M. Chi, K. L. More, Y. Li, N. M. Markovic, G. A. Somorjai, P. Yang, V. R. Stamenkovic,  Science  343, 1339 (2014). [DOI]

  14. “On the Composition of Bimetallic Near Surface Alloys in the Presence of Oxygen and Carbon Monoxide”,  J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis,  Catalysis Communications  52, 65 (2014). [DOI]

  15. “Facile Synthesis of Palladium Right Bipyramids and Their Use as Seeds for Overgrowth and as Catalysts for Formic Acid Oxidation”,  X. Xia, S.-I. Choi, J. A. Herron, N. Lu, J. Scaranto, H.-C. Peng, J. Wang, M. Mavrikakis, M. J. Kim, Y. Xia,  Journal of the American Chemical Society  135, 15706 (2013). [DOI]
     Supplementary Information

  16. “Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Ru(0001)”,  J. A. Herron, S. Tonelli, M. Mavrikakis,  Surface Science  614, 64 (2013). [DOI]

  17. “Tuning the Catalytic Activity of Ru@Pt Core–Shell Nanoparticles for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction by Varying the Shell Thickness”,  L. Yang, M. B. Vukmirovic, D. Su, K. Sasaki, J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, S. Liao, R. R. Adzic,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C  117, 1748 (2013). [DOI]

  18. “Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Platinum-Terminated “Onion-structured” Alloy Catalysts”,  J. A. Herron, J. Jiao, K. Hahn, G. Peng, R. R. Adzic, M. Mavrikakis,  Electrocatalysis  3, 192 (2012). [DOI]

  19. “Adsorbate-Induced Segregation in a PdAg Membrane Model System: Pd3Ag(111)”,  I.-H. Svenum, J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, H. J. Venvik,  Catalysis Today  193, 111 (2012). [DOI]

  20. “Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Pd(111)”,  J. A. Herron, S. Tonelli, M. Mavrikakis,  Surface Science  606, 1670 (2012). [DOI]

  21. “Alkali-Stabilized Pt-OHx Species Catalyze Low-Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reactions”,  Y. P. Zhai, D. Pierre, R. Si, W. L. Deng, P. Ferrin, A. U. Nilekar, G. W. Peng, J. A. Herron, D. C. Bell, H. Saltsburg, M. Mavrikakis, M. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos,  Science  329, 1633 (2010). [DOI]
    Read a commentary paper on publication # 96 by Prof. J. M. Thomas

  22. “Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts for O2 Reduction: Pt Monolayer on Carbon-Supported PdIr Nanoparticles”,  S. L. Knupp, M. B. Vukmirovic, P. Haldar, J. A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, R. R. Adzic,  Electrocatalysis  1, 213 (2010). [DOI]