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Yongsoon Shin

Materials Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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MSIN: K2-01
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PNNL Publications


  • Shin Y, J Tao, BW Arey, C Wang, GJ Exarhos, JJ De Yoreo, ML Sushko, and J Liu. 2016. "Double epitaxy as a paradigm for templated growth of highly ordered three-dimensional mesophase crystals." ACS Nano 10(9):8670-8675.  doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b03999
  • Shin Y, W Liu, B Schwenzer, S Manandhar, DG Chase-Woods, MH Engelhard, R Devanathan, LS Fifield, WD Bennett, B Ginovska-Pangovska, and DW Gotthold. 2016. "Graphene oxide membranes with high permeability and selectivity for dehumidification of air." Carbon 106:164-170.  doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.05.023
  • Devanathan R, DG Chase-Woods, Y Shin, and DW Gotthold. 2016. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations Reveal that Water Diffusion between Graphene Oxide Layers is Slow." Scientific Reports 6:29484.  doi:10.1038/srep29484
  • Fifield LS, Y Shin, W Liu, and DW Gotthold. 2016. "Scalable Production Method for Graphene Oxide Water Vapor Separation Membranes." MRS Advances: Nanotechnology 1(28):2091-2098.  doi:10.1557/adv.2016.485
  • Schwenzer B, TC Kaspar, Y Shin, and DW Gotthold. 2016. "Spectroscopic study of graphene oxide membranes exposed to ultraviolet light." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120(23):12559-12567.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03033


  • Sun J, AM Karim, XS Li, JE Rainbolt, L Kovarik, Y Shin, and Y Wang. 2015. "Hierarchically structured catalysts for cascade and selective steam reforming/hydrodeoxygenation reactions." Chemical Communications 51(93):16617-16620.  doi:10.1039/C5CC07244A
  • Grate JW, KF Mo, Y Shin, A Vasdekis, MG Warner, RT Kelly, G Orr, D Hu, KJ Dehoff, FJ Brockman, and MJ Wilkins. 2015. "Alexa Fluor-labeled Fluorescent Cellulose Nanocrystals for Bioimaging Solid Cellulose in Spatially Structured Microenvironments." Bioconjugate Chemistry 26(3):593-601.  doi:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00048
  • Henager CH, Jr, KJ Alvine, TJ Roosendaal, Y Shin, BN Nguyen, BA Borlaug, W Jiang, and SA Arreguin. 2015. Nanocrystalline SiC and Ti3SiC2 Alloys for Reactor Materials: Annual ReportPNNL-23948, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Henager CH, Jr, KJ Alvine, TJ Roosendaal, Y Shin, BN Nguyen, BA Borlaug, and W Jiang. 2014. Nanocrystalline SiC and Ti3SiC2 Alloys for Reactor Materials: Thermal and Mechanical PropertiesPNNL-23332, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Henager CH, Jr, RJ Kurtz, NL Canfield, Y Shin, WG Luscher, J Mansurov, TJ Roosendaal, and BA Borlaug. 2014. "Low Activation Joining of SiC/SiC Composites for Fusion Applications: Tape Casting TiC+Si Powders." Chapter 3.2 in Fusion Materials Semiannual Progress Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2013, vol. 55, DOE-ER-0313/55, pp. 23-28.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. 


  • Henager CH, Jr, KJ Alvine, Y Shin, W Jiang, and BN Nguyen. 2013. Composite Synthesis Methodology Development: Nanocrvstalline SiC and Ti3SiC2 Alloys for Reactory Materials - Outline of initial synthesis capabilities M4CT-13PN0405034PNNL-22370, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Henager CH, Jr, RJ Kurtz, NL Canfield, Y Shin, WG Luscher, J Mansurov, TJ Roosendaal, and BA Borlaug. 2013. "Low Activation Joining of SiC/SiC Composites for Fusion Applications: Tape Casting TiC+Si Powders." Chapter 3.2 in Fusion Materials Semiannual Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2013, vol. 55, DOE-ER-0313/55, pp. 23-28.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Oak Ridge , TN. 
  • Moon GH, Y Shin, D Choi, BW Arey, GJ Exarhos, CM Wang, W Choi, and J Liu. 2013. "Catalytic Templating Approaches for Three-Dimensional Hollow Carbon/Graphene Oxide Nano-Architectures." Nanoscale 5(14):6291-6296.  doi:10.1039/C3NR01387A


  • Chen A, Y Bao, X Ge, Y Shin, D Du, and Y Lin. 2012. "Magnetic Particle-Based Immunoassay of Phosphorylated p53 Using Protein-Cage Templated Lead Phosphate and Carbon Nanospheres for Signal Amplification." RSC Advances 2(29):11029-11034.  doi:10.1039/C2RA20994B
  • Moon GH, Y Shin, BW Arey, CM Wang, GJ Exarhos, W Choi, and J Liu. 2012. "Carbon dioxide-assisted fabrication of highly uniform submicron-sized colloidal carbon spheres via hydrothermal carbonization using soft drink." Colloid and Polymer Science 290(15):1567-1573.  doi:10.1007/s00396-012-2729-4
  • Moon GH, H kim, Y Shin, and W Choi. 2012. "Chemicals-free growth of metal nanoparticles on graphene oxide sheets under visible light irradiation." RSC Advances 2(6):2205-2207.  doi:10.1039/c2ra00875k
  • Yu Y, B Chen, WN Qi, X Li, Y Shin, C Lei, and J Liu. 2012. "Enzymatic Conversion of CO2 to Bicarbonate in Functionalized Mesoporous Silica." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 153:166-170.  doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.12.005


  • Chen B, SS Shah, Y Shin, C Lei, and J Liu. 2011. "In vitro release of organophosphorus acid anhydrolase from functionalized mesoporous silica against nerve agents." Analytical Biochemistry 421(2):477-81.  doi:10.1016/j.ab.2011.09.024
  • Kim JY, T Oh, Y Shin, JF Bonnett, and KS Weil. 2011. "A Novel Non-Platinum Group Electrocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cell Application." International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36(7):4557-4564. 
  • Oh TK, JY Kim, Y Shin, MH Engelhard, and KS Weil. 2011. "Effects of Tungsten Oxide Addition on the Electrochemical Performance of Nanoscale Tantalum Oxide-Based Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane PEM Fuel Cells." Journal of Power Sources 196(15):6099-6103.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.03.058


  • Shin Y, A Dohnalkova, and Y Lin. 2010. "Preparation of homogeneous gold-silver alloy nanoparticles using the apoferritin cavity as a nanoreactor." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(13):5985-5989.  doi:10.1021/jp911004a
  • Chouyyok W, Y Shin, JD Davidson, WD Samuels, NH LaFemina, RD Rutledge, GE Fryxell, T Sangvanich, and W Yantasee. 2010. "Selective removal of copper (II) from natural waters by nanoporous sorbents functionalized with chelating diamines." Environmental Science & Technology 44(16):6390-6395. 
  • Du D, Z Zou, Y Shin, J Wang, H Wu, MH Engelhard, J Liu, IA Aksay, and Y Lin. 2010. "Sensitive Immunosensor for Cancer Biomarker Based on Dual Signal Amplification Strategy of Graphene Sheets and Multi-Enzyme Functionalized Carbon Nanospheres ." Analytical Chemistry 82(7):2989-2995.  doi:10.1021/ac100036p
  • Lei C, P Liu, B Chen, Y Mao, HE Engelmann, Y Shin, J Jaffar, I Hellstrom, J Liu, and KE Hellstrom. 2010. "Local Release of Highly Loaded Antibodies from Functionalized Nanoporous Support for Cancer Immunotherapy." Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(20):6906-6907. 


  • Shin Y, and GJ Exarhos. 2009. "Template Synthesis of Nanostructured Metals using Cellulose Nanocrystal." Chapter 12 in The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials , ed. L.A. Lucia and O.J. Rojas, pp. 315-335 .  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, NJ. 
  • Shin Y, CM Wang, MH Engelhard, and GE Fryxell. 2009. "A novel low-temperature dendritic cyclotrimerization of 2,6-diacetyl pyridine leading to mesoporous carbon containing pyridine rings." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 123(1-3):345-348.  doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2009.03.033
  • Shin Y, IT Bae, and GJ Exarhos. 2009. "“Green" approach for self-assembly of platinum nanoparticles into nanowires in aqueous glucose solutions." Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 348(1-3):191-195 . 
  • Shin Y, JY Kim, CM Wang, JF Bonnett, and KS Weil. 2009. "Controlled deposition of covalently bonded tantalum oxide on carbon supports by solvent evaporation sol-gel process." Surface Science 603(15):2290-2293.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2009.05.006
  • Bhatnagar A, YH Choi, YJ Yoon, Y Shin, BH Jeon, and JW Kang. 2009. "Bromate Removal From Water By Granular Ferric Hydroxide (GFH)." Journal of Hazardous Materials 170(1):134-140.  doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.04.123
  • Chen B, C Lei, Y Shin, and J Liu. 2009. "Probing Mechanisms for Enzymatic Activity Enhancement of Organophosphorus Hydrolase in Functionalized Mesoporous Silica." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 390(4):1177-1181.  doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.10.112
  • Chouyyok W, W Yantasee, Y Shin, RM Grudzien, and GE Fryxell. 2009. "Transition metal ion capture using functional mesoporous carbon made with 1,10-phenanthroline ." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 12(11):1099-1103. 


  • Shin Y, GA Baker, LQ Wang, and GJ Exarhos. 2008. "Investigation of the hygroscopic growth of self-assembled layers of N-alkyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bromides at the interface between air and organic salt ." Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 318(1-3):254-258.  doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2007.12.045
  • Shin Y, GE Fryxell, C Johnson, and MM Haley. 2008. "Templated synthesis of pyridine functionalized mesoporous carbons through the cyclotrimerization of diethynylpyridines." Chemistry of Materials 20(3):981-986.  doi:10.1021/cm070979o
  • Shin Y, IT Bae, BW Arey, and GJ Exarhos. 2008. "Facile stabilization of gold-silver alloy nanoparticles on cellulose nanocrystal." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(13):4844-4848.  doi:10.1021/jp710767w
  • Shin Y, LQ Wang, IT Bae, BW Arey, and GJ Exarhos. 2008. "Hydrothermal Syntheses of Colloidal Carbon Spheres from Cyclodextrins." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(37):14236-14240.  doi:10.1021/jp801343y
  • Lei C, TA Soares, Y Shin, J Liu, and EJ Ackerman. 2008. "Enzyme Specific Activity in Functionalized Nanoporous Supports." Nanotechnology 19(12):Art. No. 125102.  doi:10.1088/0957-4484/19/12/125102


  • Shin Y, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Conversion of cellulose materials into nanostructured ceramics by biomineralization." Cellulose 14(3):269-279.  doi:10.1007/s10570-006-9101-0
  • Shin Y, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Template synthesis of porous titania using cellulose nanocrystals." Materials Letters 61(11-12):2594-2597.  doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2006.10.005
  • Shin Y, BW Arey, CM Wang, XS Li, MH Engelhard, and GE Fryxell. 2007. "Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphate-coated Mesoporous Titania and Cd-doping of Same via Ion-Exchange." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 10(6):642-645.  doi:10.1016/j.inoche.2007.02.016
  • Shin Y, CM Wang, WD Samuels, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Synthesis of SiC nanorods from bleached wood pulp." Materials Letters 61(13):2814-2817.  doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2006.10.035
  • Shin Y, GE Fryxell, MH Engelhard, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Functional Mesoporous Carbon Built from the 1,10-Phenathroline Building Block: A New Class of Catalyst Support ." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 10(12):1541-1544.  doi:10.1016/J.INOCHE.2007.09.021
  • Shin Y, GE Fryxell, W Um, KE Parker, SV Mattigod, and R Skaggs. 2007. "Sulfur-Functionalized Mesoporous Carbon." Advanced Functional Materials 17(15):2897-2901.  doi:10.1002/adfm.200601230
  • Shin Y, IT Bae, BW Arey, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Simple Preparation and Stabilization of Nickel Nanocrystals on Cellulose Nanocrystal." Materials Letters 64(14-15):3215-3217.  doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2006.11.036
  • Shin Y, JM Blackwood, IT Bae, BW Arey, and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Synthesis and stabilization of selenium nanoparticles on cellulose nanocrystal ." Materials Letters 61(21):4297-4300.  doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2007.01.091
  • Chang JH, ME Park, Y Shin, GJ Exarhos, KJ Kim, SC Lee, and KS Oh. 2007. "Functional Scaffolds of Bicontinuous, Thermoresponsive L3-phase Silica/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites." Journal of Materials Chemistry 17(3):238-242.  doi:10.1039/b609409k
  • Henager CH, Jr, Y Shin, Y Blum, L Giannuzzi, B Kempshall, and SM Schwarz. 2007. "Coatings and joining for SiC and SiC-composites for Nuclear Energy Systems." Journal of Nuclear Materials 367-370(Pt. B):1139-1143.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2007.03.189
  • Lei C, Y Shin, J Liu, and EJ Ackerman. 2007. "Synergetic Effects of Nanoporous Support and Urea on Enzyme Activity." Nano Letters 7(4):1050-53.  doi:10.1021/nl070255b
  • Yao C, Y Shin, LQ Wang, CF Windisch, Jr, WD Samuels, BW Arey, CM Wang, WM Risen Jr., and GJ Exarhos. 2007. "Hydrothermal Dehydration of Aqueous Fructose Solutions in a Closed System ." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111(42):15141-15145.  doi:10.1021/jp074188l


  • Kim J, H Jia, CW Lee, S Chung, JH Kwak, Y Shin, A Dohnalkova, BG Kim, P Wang, and JW Grate. 2006. "Single Enzyme Nanoparticles in Nanoporous Silica: A Heirachical Approach to Enzyme Stabilization and Immobilization." Enzyme and Microbial Technology 39:474-480. 
  • Lei C, Y Shin, JK Magnuson, GE Fryxell, LL Lasure, DC Elliott, J Liu, and EJ Ackerman. 2006. "Characterization of Functionalized Nanoporous Supports for Protein Confinement ." Nanotechnology 17(22):5531-5538.  doi:10.1088/0957-4484/17/22/001
  • Torrey JD, RK Bordia, CH Henager, Jr, Y Blum, Y Shin, and WD Samuels. 2006. "Composite Polymer Derived Ceramic System for Oxidizing Environments." Journal of Materials Science 41(14):4617-4622. 


  • Shin Y, CM Wang, and GJ Exarhos. 2005. "Synthesis of SiC ceramics by the carbothermal reduction of mineralized wood with silica." Advanced Materials 17(1):73-77. 
  • Shin Y, CM Wang, XS Li, and GJ Exarhos. 2005. "Synthesis of supported carbon nanotubes in mineralized silica-wood composites." Carbon 43(5):1096-1098. 
  • Shin Y, LQ Wang, GE Fryxell, and GJ Exarhos. 2005. "Hygroscopic Growth of Self-Assembled Layered Surfactant Molecules at the Interface between Air and Organic Salts." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 284(1):278-281. 
  • Chang JH, CH Shim, BJ Kim, Y Shin, GJ Exarhos, and KJ Kim. 2005. "Bicontinuous, Thermoresponsive, L-3-phase Silica Nanocomposites and their Smart Drug-Delivery Applications." Advanced Materials 17(5):634-637. 
  • Gutowska A, L Li, Y Shin, CM Wang, XS Li, JC Linehan, RS Smith, BD Kay, BA Schmid, WJ Shaw, MS Gutowski, and T Autrey. 2005. "Nano-Scaffold Mediates Hydrogen Release and Reactivity of Ammonia Borane." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 44(23):3578-3582. 


  • Shin Y, XS Li, CM Wang, JE Coleman, and GJ Exarhos. 2004. "Synthesis of Hierarchical Titanium Carbide from Titania-Coated Cellulose Paper." Advanced Materials 16(14):1212-1215. 
  • Windisch CF, Jr, Y Shin, and GJ Exarhos. 2004. "Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense." In Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection II. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 5585, pp. 79-87.  International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham, WA. 


  • Shin Y, LQ Wang, GE Fryxell, and GJ Exarhos. 2003. "Hygroscopic Growth of Self-Assembled Layered Surfactant Molecules at the Interface between Air and Organic Salts." In Self-Assembled Nanostructured Materials: Symposium held April 22-25, 2003, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 775, ed. Lu, Yunfeng, pp. 141-145.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Shin Y, LQ Wang, J Liu, and GJ Exarhos. 2003. "pH-Controlled Synthesis of Hierarchically Ordered Ceramics with Wood Cellular Structures by Surfactant-Directed Sol-Gel Procedure." Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry 9(1):76-82. 
  • Wang LQ, Y Shin, WD Samuels, GJ Exarhos, IL Moudrakovski, VV Terskikh, and JA Ripmeester. 2003. "Magnetic Resonance Studies of Hierarchically Ordered Replicas of Wood Cellular Structures Prepared by Surfactant-Mediated Mineralization." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107(50):13793-13802. 


  • Shin Y, J Liu, JH Chang, and GJ Exarhos. 2002. "Sustained Drug Release on Temperature-Responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-Integrated Hydroxyapatite." Chemical Communications 16:1718-1719. 
  • Chang JH, LQ Wang, Y Shin, B Jeong, JC Birnbaum, and GJ Exarhos. 2002. "The Core-Shell Approach to Formation of Ordered Nanoporous Materials." Advanced Materials 14(5):378-382. 
  • Lei C, Y Shin, J Liu, and EJ Ackerman. 2002. "Entrapping Enzyme in a Functionalized Nanoporous Support." Journal of the American Chemical Society 124(38):11242-3. 
  • Moudrakovski IL, VV Terskikh, CI Ratcliffe, JA Ripmeester, LQ Wang, Y Shin, and GJ Exarhos. 2002. "A Xe-129 NMR Study of Functionalized Ordered Mesoporous Silica." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106(23):5938-5946. 


  • Shin Y, II, J Liu, JH Chang, II, Z Nie, and GJ Exarhos. 2001. "Hierarchically Ordered Ceramics through Surfactant-Templated Sol-Gel Mineralization of Biological Cellular Structures." Advanced Materials 13(10):728-732. 
  • Shin Y, JH Chang, J Liu, RE Williford, YK Shin, and GJ Exarhos. 2001. "Hybrid Nanogels for Sustainable Positive Thermosensitive Drug Release ." Journal of Controlled Release 73(2001):1-6. 
  • Shin Y, JH Chang, J Liu, RE Williford, YK Shin, and GJ Exarhos. 2001. "Hybrid Nanogels for Sustainable Positive Thermosensitive Drug Release." Journal of Controlled Release (73):1-6. 
  • Zemanian TS, GE Fryxell, J Liu, SV Mattigod, Y Shin, JA Franz, OA Ustyugov, and Z Nie. 2001. "Chemical Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials Using Supercritical Reaction Media." In IEEE-NANO 2001 : proceedings of the 2001 1st IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, October, 28-30, 2001, Maui, Hawaii / , pp. 288-292.  IEEE, New York, NY. 


  • Shin Y, J Liu, LQ Wang, Z Nie, WD Samuels, GE Fryxell, and GJ Exarhos. 2000. "Ordered Hierarchical Porous Materials: Towards Tunable Size- and Shape-Selective Microcavities in Nanoporous Channels." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 39(15):2702-2707. 
  • Shin Y, TS Zemanian, GE Fryxell, LQ Wang, and J Liu. 2000. "Supercritical Processing of Functionalized Size Selective Microporous Materials." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 37(1-2):49-56. 
  • Liu J, Y Shin, Z Nie, JH Chang, LQ Wang, GE Fryxell, WD Samuels, and GJ Exarhos. 2000. "Molecular Assembly in Ordered Mesoporosity: A New Class of Highly Functional Nanoscale Materials." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104(36):8328-8339. 
  • Liu J, GE Fryxell, SV Mattigod, TS Zemanian, Y Shin, and LQ Wang. 2000. "Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized Nanoporous Materials for Specific Adsorption." In Nanoporoous Materials II, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, vol. 129, pp. 729-738.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, , NETHERLANDS. 

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