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  1. “Microwave synthesis of single-phase nanoparticles made of multi-principal element alloys”, Wu, S.; Liu, Y.; Ren, Y.; Wei, Q.; Sun, Y. Nano Res. 2021,
  2. “Highly Dispersed Palladium Nanoparticles on Silica Spheres for Photocatalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Vanillin”, Li, M.; Rasamani, K. D.; Sun, Y. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021,
  3. “Simulated Annealing Fitting: A Global Optimization Protocol for Quantitatively Determining Growth Kinetics of Colloidal Nanoparticles”, Wu, S.; An, Q.; Sun, Y. Nanoscale Horiz. 2021,
  4. “Silica-Coating-Assisted Nitridation of TiO2 Nanoparticles and Their Photothermal Property”, Wei, Q.; Kuhn, D. L.; Zander, Z.; DeLacy, B. G.; Dai, H.-L.; Sun, Y. Nano Res. 2021,
  5. “Light-Driven Dry Reforming of Methane on Metal Catalysts”, Wu, S.; Wu, S.; Sun, Y. Solar RRL 2021,
  6. “Deciphering catalytic selectivity on uneven terraces”, Sun, Y. Chem 2021,
  7. “Surface Chemistry on Quantum-Sized Metal Nanoparticles Under Light Illumination”, Stewart, S.; Wei, Q.; Sun, Y. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 1227-1239.
  8. “Hollow Nanostructures”, Wang, D.; Eychmüller, A.; Sun, Y.*, ChemNanoMat 2020, 6(10), 1419-1420. (Editorial for Special Issue)
  9. “Quantifying Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 on Twin Boundaries”, Hu, F.; Abeyweera, S. C.; Zhang, D.; Wang, Y.; Yan, Q.; Sun, Y. Chem 2020, 6, 3007-3021.
  10. “Regioselective Magneto-optical Heteronanorods Enabling Chiroptical Activity”, Sun, Y. Chem. Res. Chinese Universities 2020, 36, 490-491. (Highlight)
  11. “Hierarchically 3D Porous Ag Nanostructures Derived from Silver Benzenethiolate Nanoboxes: Enabling CO2 Reduction with a Near-Unity Selectivity and Mass-Specific Current Density over 500 A/g”, Abeyweera, S. C.; Yu, J.; Perdew, J. P.; Yan, Q.; Sun, Y. Nano Lett. 2020, 20, 2806-2811.
  12. “Promoting Reactivity of Photoexcited Hot Electrons in Small-Sized Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles That Are Supported on Dielectric Nanospheres”, Rasamani, K. D.; Sun, Y. J. Chem. Phys. 2020,152, 084706.
  13. “Highly-Dispersed RuOOH Nanoparticles on Silica Spheres: An Efficient Photothermal Catalyst for Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol”, Wei, Q.; Guzman, K. G.; Dai, X.; Attanayake, N. H.; Strongin, D. R.; Sun, Y. Nano Micro Lett. 2020, 12, 41(1-10).
  14. “Photocatalytic Hot-Carrier Chemistry”, Sun, Y.; Tang, Z. MRS Bull. 2020, 45, 20-25. (featured cover article)
  15. “Anion Replacement in Silver Chlorobromide Nanocubes: Two Distinct Hollowing Mechanisms”, Abeyweera, S. C.; Stewart, S.; Sun, Y. Mater. Chem. Front. 2020, 4, 524-531. (featured cover article)