Daniel Scherson 

Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences

Research Interests 

  • electrocatalysis and energy storage
  • analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry 
  • in situ and ex situ spectroscopic techniques including UV-visible and Raman spectroscopies, electroreflectance, LEED-Auger-XPS and UHV FTIR, x-ray absorption fine structure, scanning probe microscopies and second harmonic generation.



  • Licenciado en Quimica, University of Chile, 1974
  • PhD, University of California at Davis, 1979 
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Case Center for Electrochemical Sciences, 1981-82. 
  • Faraday Medal of the Electrochemistry Group of the Royal Chemical Society, 2004. 



  • “In Situ, Time-Resolved Raman Spectromicro-topography of an Operating Lithium Ion Battery” Luo, Y.; Cai, W.B.; Xing, X.K.; Scherson, D.A. Electrochem. Solid State Lett. 2004, 7, E1-E5
  • “In Situ Fe K-Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure of a Nitrosyl Adduct of Iron Phthalocyanine Irreversibly Adsorbed on a High Area Carbon Electrode in an Acidic Electrolyte” Stefan, I.C.; Mo, Y.; Ha, S.-Y; Kim, S.; Scherson, D.A. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 4316-4321
  • “Dynamics Of A Surface Phase Transition As Monitored By In Situ Second Harmonic Generation” Pozniak, B.; Scherson, D.A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7488-7489


Daniel Scherson