Klinkova Lab

Nanomaterials for Catalysis and Energy



Our interdisciplinary research is aimed at the design and development of new nanomaterials for applications in alternative energy platforms and catalysis. The goal is to elucidate the role of geometric and compositional characteristics of pre-designed nanocrystals on their physicochemical properties relevant to electrocatalytic carbon dioxide conversion into fuels and chemical feedstocks, catalytic hydrogen production, enantioselective catalysis, and solar cells with plasmonic components. With this view in mind we design and study shape-specific mono-, bimetallic, and hybrid nanostructures with regards to various applications of their catalytic and plasmonic properties.