Professor Anna Klinkova’s research is focused on developing efficient and scalable synthetic approaches to advanced nanomaterials for applications in sustainable energy and catalysis. Her current research goals include: (1) gaining a systematic understanding of the effects of nanocrystal composition, morphology, and surface chemistry on their physicochemical properties relevant to conventional thermal catalysis, photo- and electrocatalysis, and (2) building functional (electro)catalytic devices for addressing current energy and sustainability challenges.
- Nanomaterials synthesis
- Surface chemistry
- CO2 electroreduction
Anna Klinkova’s research interests encompass the following areas:
- Scalable synthetic routes for nanoparticles with well-defined facets, defects, dopants, and surface chemistry;
Structure – catalytic performance relationship in nanocatalysis;
Catalytic reaction mechanism studies using theory and experiment;
Electrolyzer design and fabrication;
CO2 electroreduction and electrocarboxylation;
Electrochemical wastewater treatment;
Techno-economic and environmental assessment of electrocatalytic technologies
Learn more about Anna Klinkova's research through her research group website: klinkovalab.com.
J. J. Medvedev, X. V. Medvedeva, F. Li, T. A. Zienchuk, A. Klinkova Electrochemical CO2 Fixation to α-methylbenzyl bromide in Divided Cells with Non-Sacrificial Anodes and Aqueous Anolytes, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 19631.
M. Yang, P. Moroz, E. Miller, D. Porotnikov, J. Cassidy, C. Ellison, X. Medvedeva, A. Klinkova, M. Zamkov Energy Transport in CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Solids, ACS Photonics, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01316.
X. Medvedeva, A. Vidyakina, F. Li, A. Mereshchenko, A. Klinkova Reductive and Coordinative Effects of Hydrazine in Structural Transformations of Copper Hydroxide Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials, 2019, 9, 1445: in special issue “Novel Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy and Catalysis”.
M. Cheng, N. Rivas, S. J. Lim, K. Pichugin, A. A. Petruk, A. Klinkova, R. Smith, W. S. Hopkins, G. Sciaini Trapping a Photoelectron behind a Repulsive Coulomb Barrier in Solution, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10, 5742.
A. Sousa-Castillo, F. Li, E. Carbó-Argibay, M. A. Correa-Duarte, A. Klinkova Pd-CNT-SiO2 Nanoskein: Composite Structure Design for Formic Acid Dehydrogenation, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 10733.
A. Basiratnia, J. Rempel, F. Li, A. Pogodaev, T. A. Zienchuk, A. Klinkova Cu(II)-Nanoparticle-derived Structures under CO2 Reduction Conditions: a Matter of Shape, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 5894: selected as 2019 HOT PCCP article.
E. Khairullina, K. Mosina, R. M. Choueiri, A. P. Paradis, A. Petruk, G. Sciaini, E. F. Krivoshapkina, A. Lee, A. Ahmed, A. Klinkova Aligned Octahedral Core in a Nanocage: Synthesis, Plasmonic, and Catalytic Properties, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 3138: highlighted in themed collection “Materials and Nano Research in Toronto”.
Please see Anna Klinkova's Google Scholar profile for a current list of his peer-reviewed articles.
Awards and Distinctions
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 - 2019 (declined)
- Connaught Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto, 2015 - 2017
- Canada Research Chair Graduate Prize in Nanochemistry, University of Toronto, 2014 - 2015
- Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Government of Canada, 2011 - 2015
2015 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Toronto, ON
2011 M.Sc., Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA
2009 B.Sc., Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia