Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate







G22Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





  • Mezzavilla S., Katayama Y., Rao R.R., Hwang J., Regoutz A., Shao-Horn Y., Chorkendorff I. & Stephens I.E.L., 2019, On the Activity – or Lack Thereof – of RuO2 Based Electrodes in the Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (29), pp. 17765-1777
  • Hwang J., Feng Z., Charles N., Wang X.R., Lee D., Stoerzinger K.A., Muy S., Rao R.R., Lee D., Jacobs R., Morgan D. & Shao-Horn Y., 2019, Electronic Structure, properties, and function in (electro)catalysis and ferroelectricity, Materials Today, DOI
  • Wei C.*, Rao R.R.*, Peng J., Huang B., Stephens I.E.L., Risch M., Xu Z.J. & Shao-Horn Y., Recommended Practices and Benchmark Activity for Hydrogen and Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Water Splitting and Fuel Cells, 2019, Advanced Materials, DOI (*contributed equally)
  • Zhu Z.H., Strempfer J., Rao R.R., Pelliciari J., Choi Y., Kawaguchi T., You H., Shao-Horn Y. & Comin R, 2019, Anomalous Antiferromagnetism in Metallic RuO2 Determined by Resonant X-Ray Scattering, Physical Review Letters, 122 (1), pp. 017202
  • Katayama Y., Nattino F., Giordano L., Hwang J., Rao R.R., Andreussi O., Marzari N. & Shao-Horn Y., An In Situ Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction: Selectivity Dependence on Surface C-Bound and O-Bound Reaction Intermediates, 2019, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (10), pp. 5951
  • Stoerzinger K.A., Wang X.R., Hwang J., Rao R.R., Hong W.T., Rouleau C.M., Lee D., Yu Y., Crumlin E.J. & Shao-Horn Y., Speciation and electronic structure of La1-xSrxCoO3-δ during oxygen electrocatalysis, 2018, Topics in Catalysis, 61 (20), pp. 2161-2174
  • Hwang J., Rao R.R., Katayama Y., Lee D., Wang X.R., Crumlin E., Venkatesan T., Lee H.N. & Shao-Horn, Y., 2018, CO2 Reactivity on Cobalt-Based Perovskites, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (35), pp. 20391-20401
  • Roy C., Rao R.R., Stoerzinger K.A., Hwang J., Rossmeisl J., Chorkendorff I., Shao-Horn Y. & Stephens I.E.L, 2018, Trends in Activity and Dissolution on RuO2 under Oxygen Evolution Conditions: Particles versus Well-Defined Extended Surfaces, ACS Energy Letters, 3 (9), pp. 2045-2051
  • Rao R.R., Kolb M.J., Hwang J., Pedersen A.F., Mehta A., You H., Stoerzinger K.A., Feng Z., Zhou H., Bluhm H., Giordano L., Stephens I.E.L., & Shao-Horn Y., 2018, Surface Orientation Dependent Water Dissociation on Rutile Ruthenium Dioxide, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (31), pp. 17802-17811 (corresponding author)
  • Katayama Y., Giordano L., Rao R.R., Hwang J., Muroyama H., Matsui T., Eguchi K., & Shao-Horn Y., 2018, Surface (Electro)Chemistry of CO2 on Pt surface: An In Situ Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy Study, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (23), pp. 12341-12349
  • Kuznetsov D. A., Han B., Yu Y., Rao R. R., Hwang J., Román-Leshkov Y., & Shao-Horn Y., 2018, Tuning Redox Transitions via Inductive Effect in Metal Oxides and Complexes, and Implications in Oxygen Electrocatalysis, Joule, 2 (2), pp. 225-244
  • Stoerzinger K.A., Hong W.T., Wang X.R., Rao R.R., Bengaluru Subramanyam S., Li C., Venkatesan T., Liu Q., Crumlin E.J., Varanasi K.K. and Shao-Horn Y., 2017, Decreasing the Hydroxylation Affinity of La1–xSrxMnO3 Perovskites To Promote Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis, Chemistry of Materials, 29 (23), pp. 9990-9997
  • Rao R.R., Kolb M.J., Halck N.B., Pedersen A.F., Mehta A., You H., Stoerzinger K.A., Feng Z., Hansen H.A., Zhou H., Giordano L., Rossmeisl J., Vegge T., Chorkendorff I., Stephens I.E.L. and Shao-Horn Y., 2017, Towards identifying the active sites on RuO2(110) in catalyzing oxygen evolution, Energy & Environmental Science, 10 (12), pp. 2626-2637)
  • Hwang J., Rao R.R., Giordano L., Katayama Y., Yu Y. and Shao-Horn Y., 2017, Perovskites in catalysis and electrocatalysis, Science, 358 (6364), pp. 751-756
  • Stoerzinger K.A*., Rao, R.R.*, Wang X.R., Hong W.T., Rouleau C.M. and Shao-Horn Y., 2017, The role of Ru redox in pH-dependent oxygen evolution on rutile ruthenium dioxide surfaces, Chem, 2(5), pp. 668-675 (*contributed equally)
  • Stoerzinger K.A., Diaz-Morales O., Kolb M., Rao R.R., Frydendal R., Qiao L., Wang X.R., Halck N.B., Rossmeisl J., Hansen H.A., Vegge T., Stephens I.E.L., Koper M.Y.M. and Shao-Horn Y., 2017, Orientation-Dependent Oxygen Evolution on RuO2 without Lattice Exchange, ACS Energy Letters, 2(4), pp. 876-881
  • Giordano L., Han B., Risch M., Hong W.T., Rao R.R., Stoerzinger K.A. and Shao-Horn Y., 2016, pH dependence of OER activity of oxides: current and future perspectives, Catalysis Today, 262, pp. 2-10