Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
200 University West Avenue, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada

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Dr. Anna Klinkova

Associate Professor | Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo

After receiving her B.Sc. in chemistry from Saint Petersburg State University (Russia) and extensive experience in organic synthesis at SPBU Institute of Chemistry and at Leipzig University (Germany), Anna did her M.Sc. at the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University (United States) studying semiconductor quantum dots for solar cells.

Anna received her Ph.D. in materials chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2015 where her research evolved around nanoparticle self-assembly, plasmonics, and catalysis. During her Ph.D., she was a visiting research scholar at Brookhaven National Lab (United States) and the University of Bayreuth (Germany). After graduation, she worked on carbon dioxide electroreduction catalysts at the UofT as a Connaught postdoctoral fellow. 

She started her independent research career at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. Her current research interests include the synthesis, physical properties, and structural stability of nanoscale materials and their applications in sustainable chemistry.


  1. October 2015


    University of Toronto, Canada
  2. July 2011


    Bowling Green State University, United States
  3. June 2009


    Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

Professional Appointments

  1. 2017-present
    Assistant Professor
    University of Waterloo
  2. 2015-2017
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Toronto, Canada