Segel, B.; Parr, Z.; Sawant, T. V.; Yim, C. S.; Miller, D. M.; Henry, T. J.; McKone, J. R. “Flow battery electroanalysis 3: online kinetics measurements using ultramicroelectrodes in channel flow”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2022,  DOI:/10.1039/D2TA02132C

Miu, E. V.; McKone, J. R.; Mpourmpakis, G “The Sensitivity of Metal Oxide Electrocatalysis to Bulk Hydrogen Intercalation: Hydrogen Evolution on Tungsten Oxide”, Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2022,  DOI:10.1021/jacs.2c00825

Garwick, R. E.; Schreiber, E; Brennessel, W. W.; McKone, J. R.; Matson, E. M “Surface ligands influence the selectivity of cation uptake in polyoxovanadate–alkoxide clusters”, Journal of Materials Chemisry A. 2022,  DOI:/10.1039/D2TA01131J

Keith, J. A.; McKone, J. R.; Snyder, J. D.; Tang, M. H “Deeper learning in electrocatalysis: realizing opportunities and addressing challenges“, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. 2022,  DOI:/10.1016/j.coche.2022.100824


Fertig, A. A.; Brennessel, W. W.; McKone, J. R.; Matson, E. M “Concerted Multiproton–Multielectron Transfer for the Reduction of O2 to H2O with a Polyoxovanadate Cluster“, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2021,  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c07076

Yang, T. T.; Patil, R. B.; McKone, J. R.; Saidi, W. A “Revisiting Trends in the Exchange Current for Hydrogen Evolution”, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2021, (Advance Article) DOI: 10.1039/D1CY01170G

Sawant, T.V.; Yim, C.S.; Henry, T.J.; Miller, D.M.; McKone, J.R. “Harnessing Interfacial Electron Transfer in Redox Flow Batteries” Joule 2021, 5, 360-378. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.11.022


Miu, E.V.; Mpourmpakis, G.; McKone, J.R. “Predicting the Energetics of Hydrogen Intercalation in Metal Oxides Using Acid-Base Properties,” ACS Applied Energy Materials and Interfaces 2020, 12, 40, 44658 – 44670. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c11300

Patil, R.B.*; House, S.D.*; Mantri, A.; Yang, J.C.; McKone, J.R. “Direct observation of Ni-Mo bimetallic catalyst formation via thermal reduction of nickel molybdate nanorods” ACS Catalysis 2020, 10, 18, 10390-10398. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02264


Schrieber, E.; Hartley, N.A.; Brennessel, W.W.; Cook, T.R.; McKone, J.R.; Matson, E.M. “An Organofunctionalized Polyoxovanadium Cluster as a Molecular Model of Interfacial Pseudocapacitance” ACS Applied Energy Materials2019, 2, 12, 8985-8993. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b02239

Xu, K.; Liang, J.; Woeppel, A.; Bostian, M. E.; Ding, H.; Chao, Z.; McKone, J. R.; Beckman, E. J.; Fullerton-Shirey, S. K. “Electric Double-Layer Gating of Two-Dimensional Field-Effect Transistors Using a Single-Ion Conductor” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11 (39), 35879-35887. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11526

House, S.D.; Patil, R.B.; Mantri, A.; Yang, J.C.; McKone, J.R., “Environmental TEM Study of NiMoO4 Nanorods Undergoing Thermal Reduction: Observing the Formation of a Ni–Mo Alloy@oxide Core-shell Catalyst,” Microscopy and Microanalysis 2019, 25 (S2), 1472-1473. DOI: 10.1017/S1431927619008092

Miu, E.V.; McKone, J.R.; “Comparisons of WO3 Reduction to HxWO3 Bronze Under Thermochemical and Electrochemical Control,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2019, 7, 23756-23761. DOI: 10.1039/C9TA06394C

*Featured in special issue: JMCA Emerging Investigators

Patil, R.B.; Mantri, A.; House, S.; Yang, J.; McKone, J.R. , “Enhancing the Performance of Ni-Mo Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysts with Carbon Supports” ACS Applied Energy Materials 2019 2 (4), 2524-2533. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b02087

Sawant, T.; McKone, J.R, “Flow Battery Electroanalysis 2: Influence of Surface Pretreatment on Fe (III/II) Redox Chemistry at Carbon Electrodes,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123, 144-152. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b09607.


Sawant, T.; McKone, J.R, “Flow Battery Electroanalysis: Hydrodynamic Voltammetry of Aqueous Fe(III/II) Redox Couples at Polycrystalline Pt and Au,” ACS Applied Energy Materials 2018, 1 (9), 4743–4753. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00859.

Austin, N.; Zhao, S.; McKone, J.; Jin, R.; Mpourmpakis, G, “Elucidating the active sites for CO2 electroreduction on ligand-protected Au25 nanoclusters,” Catalysis Science & Technology 2018, 8 (15), pp. 3795-3805 DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01099D.

Prior to Pitt Career


McKone, J.R., DiSalvo, F.J., Abruña, H.D., “Solar Energy Conversion, Storage, and Release Using an Integrated Solar-Driven Redox Flow Battery,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 5362-5372. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00555E

Csernica, P.M.; McKone, J.R.; Abruña, H.D.; DiSalvo, F.J., “Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution at Ordered Mo7Ni7, ” ACS Catalysis 2017, 3375-3383. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00344


Mulzer, C. R., Shen, L., Bisbey, R.P., McKone, J.R., Zhang, N., Abruña, H.D., Dichtel, W.R.; DiSalvo, F.J., “Superior Charge Storage and Power Density of a Conducting Polymer-Modified Covalent Organic Framework, ” ACS Central Science 2016, 2, 667-673. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00220

McKone, J. R.; Crans, D.; Martin, C.; Turner, J.; Duggal, A.R.; Gray, H.G., “Translational Science for Energy and Beyond,” Inorganic Chemistry 2016, 55, 9131-9143. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01097

Potash, R. A.; McKone, J. R.; Abruña, H. D. , “On the Benefits of a Symmetric Redox Flow Battery,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2016, 163, A338-A344. DOI: 10.1149/2.0971602jes.


Hu, S.; Lewis, N. S.; Ager, J. W.; Yang, J., McKone, J. R.; Strandwitz, N. C. , “Thin-Film Materials for the Protection of Semiconducting Photoelectrodes in Solar-Fuels Generators,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119, 24201-24228. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05976  

Shaner, M. R.; McKone, J. R.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S., “Functional integration of Ni–Mo electrocatalysts with Si microwire array photocathodes to simultaneously achieve high fill factors and light-limited photocurrent densities for solar-driven hydrogen evolution,” Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, 2977-2984.  DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01076D

McKone, J. R.; Potash, R. A.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Abruña, H. D., “Unassisted HI Photoelectrolysis Using n-WSe2 Solar Absorbers,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2015, 17, 13984-13991. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01192B

Soriaga, M. P.; Baricuatro, J. H.; Cummins, K. D.; Kim, Y.-G.; Saadi, F. H.; Sun, G.; McCrory, C. C. L.; McKone, J. R.; Velazquez, J. M.; Ferrer, I. M.; Carim, A. I.; Javier, A.; Chmielowiec, B.; Lacy, D. C.; Hemminger, J. C.; Lewis, N. S.; Stickney, J. L., “Electrochemical Surface Science Twenty Years Later: Expeditions into the Electrocatalysis of Reactions at the Core of Artificial Photosynthesis,” Surface Science 2015, 631, 285-294.  DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2014.06.028


McKone, J.R.; Marinescu, S.C.; Bruschwig, B.S.; Winkler, J.R.; Gray, H.B., “Earth-abundant hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts,” Chemical Science 2014, 5, 865-878. DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51711J

McKone, J. R.; Ardo, S. A.; Blakemore, J. D.; Bracher, P. J.; Dempsey, J. L.; Darnton, T. V.; Hansen, M. C.; Harman, W. H.; Rose, M. J.; Walter, M. G.; Dasgupta, S.; Winkler, J. R.; Gray, H. B., “The Solar Army: A Case Study in Outreach Based on Solar Photoelectrochemistry,” Reviews in Advanced Science and Engineering 2014, 3, 288-303. DOI: 10.1166/rase.2014.1076


Huang, Z.; McKone, J. R.; Xiang, C.; Grimm, R. L.; Warren, E. L.; Spurgeon, J. M.; Lewerenz, H.-J.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Lewis, N. S., “Comparison between the Measured and Modeled Hydrogen-Evolution Activity of Ni-or Pt-Coated Silicon Photocathodes,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2013, 39, 16220-16226. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.12.162

McKone, J. R.; Lewis, N.; Gray, H., “Will Solar-Driven Water-Splitting Devices See the Light of Day?” Chemistry of Materials 2013, 26, 407–414.  DOI: 10.1021/cm4021518

McKone, J.R.; Sadtler, B.; Werlang, C.; Lewis, N. S.; Gray, H. B. , “Ni−Mo Nanopowders for Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution,” ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 166–169. DOI: 10.1021/cs300691m

McKone, J. R.; Pieterick, A. P.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S., “Hydrogen Evolution from Pt/Ru-Coated P-Type WSe2 Photocathodes,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 223–231. DOI: 10.1021/ja308581g

Popczun, E. J.; McKone, J. R.; Read, C. G.; Biacchi, A. J.; Wiltrout, A. M.; Lewis, N. S.; Schaak, R. E., “Nanostructured Nickel Phosphide as an Electrocatalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 9267–9270. DOI: 10.1021/ja403440e


Warren, E. L.; McKone, J. R.; Atwater, H. A.; Gray, H. B.; Lewis, N. S., “Hydrogen-Evolution Characteristics of Ni–Mo-Coated, Radial Junction, n+p-Silicon Microwire Array Photocathodes, Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, 9653–9661. DOI: 10.1039/c2ee23192a


McKone, J. R.; Warren, E. L.; Bierman, M. J.; Boettcher, S. W.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Lewis, N. S.; Gray, H. B., “Evaluation of Pt, Ni, and Ni–Mo Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution on Crystalline Si Electrodes,” Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4, 3573–3583. DOI: 10.1039/c1ee01488a

Boettcher, S. W.; Warren, E. L.; Putnam, M. C.; Santori, E. A.; Turner-Evans, D.; Kelzenberg, M. D.; Walter, M. G.; McKone, J. R.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Atwater, H. A.; Lewis, N. S., “Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Using Si Microwire Arrays,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 1216–1219. DOI: 10.1021/ja108801m


Walter, M. G.; Warren, E. L.; McKone, J. R.; Boettcher, S. W.; Mi, Q.; Santori, E. A.; Lewis, N. S., “Solar Water Splitting Cells,” Chemical Reviews2010110, 6446–6473. DOI: 10.1021/cr1002326