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Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
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Research interests: nanocrystal synthesis, nanocatalysis, CO2 electroreduction, organic electrochemistry, nanomaterials for alternative energy, self-assembly, plasmonics
Professor Anna Klinkova’s research is focused on developing efficient and scalable synthetic approaches to advanced nanomaterials for applications in alternative energy and catalysis. Her goal is to gain a systematic understanding of the effects of nanocrystal composition, shape, and surface chemistry on their physicochemical properties relevant to photo- and electrocatalysis, enantioselective catalysis, and light harvesting in solar cells.
Klinkova conducted her graduate studies the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University, where she worked on the design of hybrid semiconductor nanomaterials for applications in solar cells. She obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she studied synthesis and applications of plasmonic metal nanoparticles, as well as their self-assembly.
In 2015, Klinkova was a recipient of the Connaught Postdoctoral Fellowship, which she held to conduct interdisciplinary research at the University of Toronto with Professor Ted Sargent and Professor Eugenia Kumacheva. Klinkova's research aimed at the design and synthesis of nanomaterials for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to liquid fuels.
Klinkova joined the University of Waterloo in 2017, where her research focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials and nanocatalysts for a variety of applications, including catalytic carbon dioxide conversion into fuels and chemical feedstocks, organic electrosynthesis, enantioselective catalysis, energy harvesting systems, and plasmonic solar cells.
- 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
Anna Klinkova’s research interests encompass the following areas:
- Development of synthetic routes for nanoparticles with well-defined facets, defects, dopants, and surface chemistry;
- Fundamental understanding of the structure – catalytic performance relationship in nanocatalysis;
- Utilization of plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles in catalysis and for enhanced light harvesting in plasmonic solar cells.
A. Klinkova, P. De Luna, C. T. Dinh, O. Voznyy, E. M. Larin, E. Kumacheva, E. H. Sargent, Rational Design of Efficient Palladium Catalysts for Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate, ACS Catal., 2016, 6, 8115.
R. M. Choueiri, E. Galati, H. Thérien-Aubin, A. Klinkova, E. M. Larin, A. Querejeta-Fernandez, L. Han, H. L. Xin, O. Gang, E. Zhulina, M. Rubinstein, E. Kumacheva, Surface Patterning of Nanoparticles with Polymer Patches, Nature, 2016, 537, 79.
M. Liu, Y. Pang, B. Zhang, P. De Luna, O. Voznyy, J. Xu, X. Zheng, C. T. Dinh, F. Fan, C. Cao, F. P. G. de Arquer, T. S. Safaei, A. Mepham, A. Klinkova, E. Kumacheva, T. Filleter, D. Sinton, S. O. Kelley, E. H. Sargent, Enhanced Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction via Field-Induced Reagent Concentration, Nature, 2016, 537, 382.
A. Klinkova, E. M. Larin, E. Prince, E. H. Sargent, E. Kumacheva, Large-Scale Synthesis of Metal Nanocrystals in Aqueous Growth Suspensions, Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 3196.
A. Klinkova, H.Thérien-Aubin, A. Ahmed, D. Nykypanchuk, R. M. Choueiri, B. Gagnon, A. Muntyanu, O. Gang, G. C. Walker, E. Kumacheva, Structural and Optical Properties of Self-Assembled Chains of Plasmonic Nanocubes, Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 6314.