Nelson Yaw Dzade

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Dr. Dzade has extensive experience in the fields of surface science, catalysis, and computational materials chemistry. His research activities are focused on employing the state-of-the-art computer simulations and modeling techniques based on the Density Functional Theory (DFT) to (a) Design and predict new materials with tailored and improved functionalities, (b) Describe interface phenomena including adsorption, surface chemical reactions, and heterogeneous catalysis, and (c) Obtain information about the atomic structure and electronic states that may be hard to access experimentally. Recently, his research activities are focused on computer-aided design of iron-sulfide nanocatalysts for the solar-driven conversion of CO2 to fuels.

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Recent Publications

Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B Dye and Hydrogen Evolution by Hydrothermally Synthesized NaBH4—Spiked ZnS Nanostructures

Amakali, T., Živković, A., Warwick, M. E. A., Jones, D. R., Dunnill, C. W., Daniel, L. S., Uahengo, V., Mitchell, C. E., Dzade, N. Y. & de Leeuw, N. H., Apr 14 2022, In: Frontiers in Chemistry. 10, 835832.

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Reduction of Transition-Metal Columbite-Tantalite as a Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Water Splitting

Bacirhonde, P. M., Dzade, N. Y., Chalony, C., Park, J., Jeong, E. S., Afranie, E. O., Lee, S., Kim, C. S., Kim, D. H. & Park, C. H., Apr 6 2022, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 14, 13, p. 15090-15102 13 p.

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Adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and C60onto Forsterite: C-H Bond Activation by the Schottky Vacancy

Campisi, D., Lamberts, T., Dzade, N. Y., Martinazzo, R., Ten Kate, I. L. & Tielens, A. G. G. M., Aug 18 2022, In: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 6, 8, p. 2009-2023 15 p.

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Rationally designed NiS2-MnS/MoS2 hybridized 3D hollow N-Gr microsphere framework-modified celgard separator for highly efficient Li-S batteries

Doan, T. L. L., Nguyen, D. C., Amaral, R., Dzade, N. Y., Kim, C. S. & Park, C. H., Dec 15 2022, In: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 319, 121934.

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First-Principles DFT Insights into the Stabilization of Zinc Diphosphide (ZnP2) Nanocrystals via Surface Functionalization by 4-Aminothiophenol for Photovoltaic Applications

Farkaš, B., Živković, A., Uahengo, V., Dzade, N. Y. & de Leeuw, N. H., Feb 28 2022, In: ACS Applied Energy Materials. 5, 2, p. 2318-2328 11 p.

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Zinc Oxide Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and T heir Optical Properties

Kachere, A. R., Kakade, P. M., Kanwade, A. R., Dani, P., Mandlik, N. T., Rondiya, S. R., Dzade, N. Y., Jadkar, S. R. & Bhosale, S. V., Jun 2022, In: ES Materials and Manufacturing. 16, p. 19-29 11 p.

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Facile green synthesis of magnesium oxide nanoparticles using tea (Camellia sinensis) extract for efficient photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye

Kumar, S. A., Jarvin, M., Inbanathan, S. S. R., Umar, A., Lalla, N. P., Dzade, N. Y., Algadi, H., Rahman, Q. I. & Baskoutas, S., Nov 2022, In: Environmental Technology and Innovation. 28, 102746.

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Terbium-Doped and Dual-Passivated γ-CsPb(I1−xBrx)3 Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Improved Air Thermal Stability and High Efficiency

Mali, S. S., Patil, J. V., Rondiya, S. R., Dzade, N. Y., Steele, J. A., Nazeeruddin, M. K., Patil, P. S. & Hong, C. K., Jul 21 2022, In: Advanced Materials. 34, 29, 2203204.

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Vanadium telluride nanoparticles on MWCNTs prepared by successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction for solid-state supercapacitor

Pandit, B., Rondiya, S. R., Cross, R. W., Dzade, N. Y. & Sankapal, B. R., Feb 1 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 429, 132505.

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Reply to “comments on volumetric, acoustic and IR spectroscopic properties of binary mixtures (1, 2-diaminopropane + methyl-, ethyl-, n-propyl- and n-butyl acetates: A combined experimental and first-principles investigation”

Parmar, D., Botchway, C. H., Dzade, N. Y., Kumari, K., Maken, S., Rani, M. & Kumar, N., May 15 2022, In: Journal of Molecular Liquids. 354, 118810.

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Volumetric, acoustic and IR spectroscopic properties of binary mixtures (1,2-diaminopropane + methyl-, ethyl-, n-propyl- and n-butyl acetates: A combined experimental and first-principles investigation

Parmar, D., Botchway, C. H., Dzade, N. Y., Kumari, K., Maken, S., Rani, M. & Kumar, N., Feb 1 2022, In: Journal of Molecular Liquids. 347, 118279.

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Realization of Electrochemically Grown α-Fe2O3 Thin Films for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Application

Rokade, A. V., Jadhav, Y. A., Jathar, S., Rahane, S., Barma, S., Rahane, G. K., Thawarkar, S., Vairale, P., Punde, A., Shah, S., Rondiya, S. R., Dzade, N. Y., Pandit, B., Pawar, J., Roy, A. & Jadkar, S., 2022, In: Engineered Science. 17, p. 242-255 14 p.

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Solution-processed Cd-substituted CZTS nanocrystals for sensitized liquid junction solar cells

Rondiya, S. R., Jadhav, Y. A., Živković, A., Jathar, S. B., Rahane, G. K., Cross, R. W., Rokade, A. V., Devan, R. S., Kolekar, S., Hoye, R. L. Z., Ghosh, H. N., de Leeuw, N. H., Jadkar, S. R. & Dzade, N. Y., Jan 15 2022, In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 890, 161575.

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Improved photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles through nitrogen and phosphorus co-doped carbon quantum dots: an experimental and theoretical study

Yashwanth, H. J., Rondiya, S. R., Dzade, N. Y., Hoye, R. L. Z., Choudhary, R. J., Phase, D. M., Dhole, S. D. & Hareesh, K., Jun 6 2022, In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 24, 25, p. 15271-15279 9 p.

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Experimental and computational studies of sonochemical assisted anchoring of carbon quantum dots on reduced graphene oxide sheets towards the photocatalytic activity

Ashritha, M. G., Rondiya, S. R., Cross, R. W., Dzade, N. Y., Dhole, S. D., Hareesh, K. & Sunitha, D. V., Apr 15 2021, In: Applied Surface Science. 545, 148962.

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