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Ilke Arslan

Catalysis Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352

Education and Credentials

  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Physics, B.S., 12/2000
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Physics, M.S., 5/2003
  • University of California-Davis, Physics, Ph.D., 3/2004
  • University of Cambridge, U.K., Post-doc in Materials Science Dept., 4/2004-12/2005

Awards and Recognitions

  • MRS Bulletin 2016 volume organizer, 2015.
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2009.
  • Microscopy Society of America/Local Affiliated Societies Tour Speaker Program, 2008-12.
  • Sandia National Laboratories Harry S. Truman Fellowship, 2006-2008.
  • National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, 2004-2005.
  • Royal Society USA Research Fellowship, 2004-2005.

PNNL Publications


  • Abellan Baeza P, LR Parent, NM Al Hasan, C Park, I Arslan, AM Karim, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2016. "Gaining Control over Radiolytic Synthesis of Uniform Sub-3-nanometer Palladium Nanoparticles: Use of Aromatic Liquids in the Electron Microscope." Langmuir 32(6):1468-1477.  doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04200
  • Prodinger S, MA Derewinski, A Vjunov, SD Burton, I Arslan, and JA Lercher. 2016. "Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects." Journal of the American Chemical Society 138(13):4408-4415.  doi:10.1021/jacs.5b12785


  • Arslan I, JD Roehling, I Ogina, KJ Batenburg, SI Zones, BC Gates, and A Katz. 2015. "Genesis of Delaminated-Zeolite Morphology: 3-D Characterization of Changes by STEM Tomography." Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6(13):2598-2602.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01004
  • Parent LR, DB Robinson, PJ Cappillino, RJ Hartnett, P Abellan Baeza, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2015. "In Situ Observation of Directed Nanoparticle Aggregation During the Synthesis of Ordered Nanoporous Metal in Soft Templates." Chemistry of Materials 26(3):1426-1433.  doi:10.1021/cm4035209
  • Perea DE, I Arslan, J Liu, Z Ristanovic, L Kovarik, BW Arey, JA Lercher, SR Bare, and BM Weckhuysen. 2015. "Determining the Location and Nearest Neighbors of Aluminum in Zeolites with Atom Probe Tomography." Nature Communications 6:Article No. 7589.  doi:10.1038/ncomms8589
  • Vjunov A, JL Fulton, DM Camaioni, JZ Hu, SD Burton, I Arslan, and JA Lercher. 2015. "The impact of aqueous medium on zeolite framework integrity." Chemistry of Materials 27(9):3533-3545.  doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01238


  • Abellan Baeza P, BL Mehdi, LR Parent, M Gu, C Park, W Xu, Y Zhang, I Arslan, J Zhang, CM Wang, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2014. "Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for Li-ion Batteries by In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy." Nano Letters 14(3):1293-1299.  doi:10.1021/nl404271k
  • Abellan Baeza P, TJ Woehl, LR Parent, ND Browning, JE Evans, and I Arslan. 2014. "Factors influencing quantitative liquid (scanning) transmission electron microscopy." Chemical Communications 50(38):4873-80.  doi:10.1039/c3cc48479c
  • Dixon DA, A Katz, I Arslan, and BC Gates. 2014. "Beyond relationships between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis ." Catalysis Letters 144(11):1785-1789.  doi:10.1007/s10562-014-1332-3
  • Mehdi BL, M Gu, LR Parent, W Xu, EN Nasybulin, X Chen, RR Unocic, P Xu, DA Welch, P Abellan, J Zhang, J Liu, CM Wang, I Arslan, JE Evans, and ND Browning. 2014. "In Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy for Battery Research." Microscopy and Microanalysis 20(2):484-492.  doi:10.1017/S1431927614000488
  • Parent LR, DB Robinson, PJ Cappillino, RJ Hartnett, P Abellan, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2014. "In Situ Observation of Directed Nanoparticle Aggregation During the Synthesis of Ordered Nanoporous Metal in Soft Templates." Chemistry of Materials 26(3):1426-1433.  doi:10.1021/cm4035209
  • Roehling JD, CW Rochester, HW Ro, P Wang, J Majewski, KJ Batenburg, I Arslan, DM Delongchamp, and AJ Moule. 2014. "Material Profile Influences in Bulk-Heterojunctions." Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics 52(19):1291-1300.  doi:10.1002/polb.23564
  • Runnebaum RC, X Ouyang, JA Edsinga, T Rea, I Arslan, SJ Hwang, SI Zones, and A Katz. 2014. "Role of Delamination in Zeolite-Catalyzed Aromatic Alkylation: UCB-3 versus 3-D Al-SSZ-70." ACS Catalysis 4(7):2364-2368.  doi:10.1021/cs500285w
  • Stevens AJ, H Yang, L Carin, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2014. "The Potential for Bayesian Compressive Sensing to Significantly Reduce Electron Dose in High Resolution STEM Images." Journal of Electron Microscopy 63(1):41 - 51.  doi:10.1093/jmicro/dft042
  • Woehl TJ, C Park, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2014. "Direct Observation of Aggregative Nanoparticle Growth: Kinetic Modeling of the Size Distribution and Growth Rate." Nano Letters 14(1):373-378.  doi:10.1021/nl4043328


  • Gu M, LR Parent, BL Mehdi, RR Unocic, MT Mcdowell, RL Sacci, W Xu, JG Connell, P Xu, P Abellan Baeza, X Chen, Y Zhang, DE Perea, JE Evans, L Lauhon, J Zhang, J Liu, ND Browning, Y Cui, I Arslan, and CM Wang. 2013. "Demonstration of an Electrochemical Liquid Cell for Operando Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of the Lithiation/Delithiation Behavior of Si Nanowire Battery Anodes." Nano Letters 13(12):6106-6112.  doi:10.1021/nl403402q
  • Pretzer LA, HJ Song, YL Fang, Z Zhao, N Guo, T Wu, I Arslan, JT Miller, and MS Wong. 2013. "Hydrodechlorination Catalysis of Pd-on-Au Nanoparticles Varies with Particle Size." Journal of Catalysis 298:206-217.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2012.11.005
  • Roehling JD, KJ Batenburg, FB Swain, AJ Moule, and I Arslan. 2013. "Three-dimensional concentration mapping of organic blends." Advanced Functional Materials 23(17):2115-2122.  doi:10.1002/adfm.201202190
  • Sacci RL, NJ Dudney, KL More, LR Parent, I Arslan, ND Browning, and RR Unocic. 2013. "Direct Visualization of Initial SEI Morphology and Growth Kinetics During Lithium Deposition by in situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy." Chemical Communications 50(17):2104-2107.  doi:10.1039/c3cc49029g
  • Woehl TJ, KL Jungjohann, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2013. "Experimental procedures to mitigate electron beam induced artifacts during in situ fluid imaging of nanomaterials." Ultramicroscopy 127:53-63.  doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2012.07.018


  • Arslan I, and EA Stach. 2012. "Electron Tomography: Seeing Atoms in Three Dimensions." Nature Materials 11(11):911-912.  doi:10.1038/nmat3472
  • Evans JE, KL Jungjohann, PCK Wong, PL Chiu, GH Dutrow, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Visualizing Macromolecular Complexes with In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Micron 43(11):1085-1090.  doi:10.1016/j.micron.2012.01.018
  • Isheim D, J Kaszpurenko, D Yu, Z Mao, DN Seidman, and I Arslan. 2012. "3-D Atomic-Scale Mapping of Manganese Dopants in Lead Sulfide Nanowires ." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(11):6595-6600.  doi:10.1021/jp300162t
  • Jungjohann KL, JE Evans, J Aguiar, I Arslan, and ND Browning. 2012. "Atomic-Scale Imaging and Spectroscopy for In Situ Liquid Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy." Microscopy and Microanalysis 18(3):621-627.  doi:10.1017/S1431927612000104
  • Nigra MM, I Arslan, and A Katz. 2012. "Gold nanoparticle-catalyzed reduction in a model system: Quantitative determination of reactive heterogeneity of a supported nanoparticle surface." Journal of Catalysis 295:115-121.  doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2012.08.001
  • Parent LR, DR Robinson, TJ Woehl, WD Ristenpart, JE Evans, ND Browning, and I Arslan. 2012. "Direct in Situ Observation of Nanoparticle Synthesis in a Liquid Crystal Surfactant Template." ACS Nano 6(4):3589-3596.  doi:10.1021/nn300671g
  • Woehl TJ, JE Evans, I Arslan, WD Ristenpart, and ND Browning. 2012. "Direct in Situ Determination of the Mechanisms Controlling Nanoparticle Nucleation and Growth." ACS Nano 6(10):8599-8610.  doi:10.1021/nn303371y

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