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Yongsoon Shin

Materials Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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MSIN: K2-01
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Fifield LS, Y Shin, and KL Simmons. 2017. "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Polyolefin Thermal Aging Using Infrared Spectroscopy." In Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2017. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 10169, ed. H. Felix Wu; Andrew L. Gyekenyesi; Peter J. Shull; Tzu-Yang Yu, p. 101690U.  SPIE, BELLINGHAM, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.2261983


  • 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
  • Fifield LS, Q Huang, MI Childers, M Correa, Jr, Y Shin, and A Zwoster. 2016. Progress in Characterizing Thermal Degradation of Ethylene-Propylene RubberPNNL-25713; M3LW-16OR0404014, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • 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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