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Ivan Ermanoski

Ivan Ermanoski

Research Professor, School of Sustainability

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402


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  • Research Professor, School of Sustainability
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Ivan Ermanoski is a research professor at Arizona State University. He graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, with his BSc in physics thesis work “Nanoscale Studies of a Thin Layer of Silver on HOPG”. His earned his PhD in physics at Rutgers—“Nanoscale Properties of Planar and Faceted Ir(210)”—before spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on extreme UV lithography (EUVL). From 2007 to 2018 he was a postdoctoral fellow and then a staff member at Sandia. His most recent work has been in the field of solar thermochemical fuel production, and in iodine sorption characterization.


  • PhD, Physics, Rutgers University, 2005
  • BS, Physics, Belgade University, 1997

Journal Articles


Budama, V. K., N. G. Johnson, A. H. McDaniel, I. Ermanoski and E. B. Stechel. 2018. Thermodynamic development and design of a concentrating solar thermochemical water-splitting process for co-production of hydrogen and electricity. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43(37):17,574-17,587. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.07.151. (link )


Sava Gallis, D. F., I. Ermanoski, J. A. Greathouse, K. W. Chapman and T. M. Nenoff. 2017. Iodine gas adsorption in nanoporous materials: A combined experiment-modeling study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(8):2331-2338. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04189. (link )

Singh, A., J. Lapp, J. Grobbel, S. Brendelberger, J. P. Reinhold, L. Olivera, I. Ermanoski, N. P. Siegel, A. H. McDaniel, M. Roeb and C. Sattler. 2017. Design of a pilot scale directly irradiated, high temperature, and low pressure moving particle cavity chamber for metal oxide reduction. Solar Energy 157(Nov):365-276. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.040. (link )


Ermanoski, I. 2015. Maximizing efficiency in two-step solar-thermochemical fuel production. Energy Procedia 69(May):1731-1740. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.141. (link )


Ermanoski, I. 2014. Cascading pressure thermal reduction for efficient solar fuel production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39(25):13114-13117. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.06.143. (link )

Ermanoski, I., J. E. Miller and M. D. Allendon. 2014. Efficiency maximization in solar-thermochemical fuel production: Challenging the concept of isothermal water splitting. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16:8418-8427. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00978A. (link )

Ermanoski, I. and N. Siegel. 2014. Annual average efficiency of a solar-thermochemical reactor. Energy Procedia 49:1932-1939. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.205. (link )


Ermanoski, I., N. P. Siegel and E. B. Stechel. 2013. A new reactor concept for efficient solar-thermochemical fuel production. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 135(3):031002. DOI: 10.1115/1.4023356. (link )

Siegel, N. P., J. E. Miller, I. Ermanoski, R. B. Diver and E. B. Stechel. 2013. Factors affecting the efficiency of solar drive metal oxide thermochemical cycles. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52(9):3276-3286. DOI: 10.1021/ie400193q. (link )


Kaghazchi, P., T. Jacob, I. Ermanoski, W. Chen and T. E. Madey. 2012. New surfaces stabilized by adsorbate-induced faceting. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24(26):265003. DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/26/265003. (link )


Bussmann, E., I. Ermanoski, P. J. Feibelman, N. C. Bartelt and G. L. Kellogg. 2011. Buried Pd slows self diffusion on Cu(001). Physical Review B 84(24):245440. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.245440. (link )

Ermanoski, I., N. C. Bartelt and G. L. Kellogg. 2011. Self assembly of defect-free nano stripe arrays on B doped Si(001). Physical Review B 83(20):205432. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.205432. (link )


Kaghazchi, P., T. Jacob, I. Ermanoski, W. Chen and T. E. Madey. 2008. First principles studies on oxygen-induced faceting of Ir(210). ACS Nano 2(6):1280-1288. DOI: 10.1021/nn800210v. (link )


Chen, W., I. Ermanoski, T. Jacob and T. E. Madey. 2006. Structure sensitivity in oxidation of CO on Ir surfaces. Langmuir 22(7):3166-3173. DOI: 10.1021/la053183h. (link )


Chen, W., I. Ermanoski and T. E. Madey. 2005. Decomposition of ammonia and hydrogen on Ir surfaces: Structure sensitivity and nanometer-scale size effects. Journal of the American Chemistry Society 127(14):5014-5015. DOI: 10.1021/ja042617c. (link )

Ermanoski, I., K. Changki, S. P. Kelly and T. E. Madey. 2005. Atomic structure of O/Ir(2 1 0) nanofacets. Surface Science 596(1-3):53-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2005.08.024. (link )

Ermanoski, I., W. Swiech and T. E. Madey. 2005. Nucleation and coexistence of nanometer-scale facet domains on O/Ir (2 1 0). Surface Science 592(1-3):L299-L304. DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2005.06.033. (link )


Ermanoski, I., K. Pelhos, W. Chen, J. S. Quinton and T. E. Madey. 2004. Oxygen-induced nano-faceting of Ir(2 1 0). Surface Science 549(1):1-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2003.10.052. (link )

Gladys, M. J., I. Ermanoski, G. J. Jackson, J. S. Quinton, J. E. Rowe and T. E. Madey. 2004. A high resolution photoemission study of surface core-level shfits in clean and oxygen-covered Ir(2 1 0) surfaces. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 135(2-3):105-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.elspec.2004.02.109. (link )


Chen, W., I. Ermanoski, Q. Wu and T. E. Madey. 2003. Adsorption and decomposition of acetylene on planar and faceted IR (210). The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107(22):5231-5242. DOI: 10.1021/jp0224721. (link )


Madey, T. E., K. Pelhos, Q. Wu, R. Barnes, I. Ermanoski, W. Chen, J. J. Kolodziej and J. E. Rowe. 2002. Nanoscale surface chemistry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencs of the United States of America 99(Suppl. 2):6503-6508. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.062536499. (link )

Conference Papers


Ermanoski, I., A. Orozco and J. Grobbel. 2017. Pressure separation and gas flows in a prototype vacuum-pumped solar-thermochemical reactor. Pp. 100004-1-100004-9 AIP Conference Proceedings. (link )


Ermanoski, I., J. Grobbel, A. Singh, J. Lapp, S. Brendelberger, M. Roeb, C. Sattler, J. Whaley, A. H. McDaniel and N. P. Siegel. 2016. Design and construction of a cascading pressure reactor prototype for solar-thermochemical hydrogen production. Pp. 120001-1-120001-8 AIP Conference Proceedings. (link )

Miller, J. E., E. N. Coker, A. Ambrosini, A. H. McDaniel, I. Ermanoski and E. B. Stechel. 2016. Sunshine to petrol: Thermochemistry for solar fuels. In: Kruka, H. and F. Zhu eds., Proceedings of CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. CO2 Summit II: Technologies and Opportunities. (link )


Hill, S. B., I. Ermanoski, C. Tarrio, T. B. Lucatorto, T. E. Madey, S. Bajt, M. Fang and M. Chandhock. 2007. Critical parameters influencing the EUV-induced damage of Ru-capped multilayer mirrors. Proceedings SPIE Emerging Lithographic Technologies XI. SPIE Advanced Lithography,. (link )

Tarrio, C., S. B. Hill, I. Ermanoski, T. B. Lucatorto, T. E. Madey, M. Chandhock and M. Fang. 2007. Metrology related to the multilayer mirrors in an extreme-ultraviolet stepper. Pp. 428-431 In: Seiler, D. G., A. C. Diebold, R. McDonald, C. M. Garner, D. Herr, R. P. Khosla and E. M. Secula eds., AIP Conference Proceedings. CP931, Frontiers of Characteristization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics. (link )

Thesis (PhD)


Ermanoski, I. 2005. Nanoscale Properties of Planar and Faceted Iridium (210). Dissertation. Rutgers University. (link )