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Xenia Medvedeva

PhD Candidate

Xenia received her M.Sc. degree in organic synthesis from Saint Petersburg State University in 2018. She joined the group in 2019 to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry and nanotechnology, and her current research focuses on designing and synthesizing nanocatalysts for electrocarboxylation and other sustainable transformations. When not doing science, Xenia can be found drawing fanciful landscapes in pastel and acrylic.

Selected publications (*equal contribution):

  1. X. V. Medvedeva, F. Li, A. Maokhamphiou, J. J. Medvedev, A. Ahmed, A. Klinkova Shape Control in Seed-Mediated Synthesis of Non-Elongated Cu Nanoparticles and their Optical Properties, Nanoscale 2021, 13, 12505.
  2. F. Li*, X. V. Medvedeva*, J. J. Medvedev, E. Khairullina, H. Engelhardt, S. Chandrasekar, Y. Guo, J. Jin, A. Lee, H. Thérien-Aubin, Y. Peng, A. Ahmed, A. Klinkova  Interplay of Electrochemical and Electrical effects Induces Structural Transformations in Electrocatalysts, Nature Catal2021, 4, 479.
  3. J. J. Medvedev, X. V. Medvedeva, H. Engelhardt, A. Klinkova Relative Activity of Metal Cathodes towards Electroorganic Coupling of CO2 with Benzylic Halides,  Electrochim. Acta, 2021, 387, 138528.
  4. X. V. Medvedeva, J. J. Medvedev, A. Klinkova Translating Tactics from Direct CO2 Electroreduction to Electroorganic Coupling Reactions with CO2, Adv. Energy Sustainability Res., 2021, 2, 202100001.
  5. J. J. Medvedev, Y. P. Steksova, X. V. Medvedeva, Y. Pivovarova, E. F. Krivoshapkina, A. Klinkova Synthesis of Dimeric Molecules via Ag-Catalyzed Electrochemical Homocoupling of Organic Bromides Paired with Electrooxidation of Urea, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2020, 167, 155521.
  6. X. V. Medvedeva, J. J. Medvedev, S. W. Tatarchuk, R. M. Choueiri, A. Klinkova Sustainable at Both Ends: Electrochemical CO2 Utilization Paired with Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrogeneous Waste, Green Chem., 2020, 22, 4456.
  7. 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. 20197, 19631.


  • 2022
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    Government of Ontario
  • 2021
    Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
  • 2021
    Chemistry Award for Graduate Student Excellence
    Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 2020
    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
    Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo