• Symposium on Chemical Physics 2019

    2019/11/02: Feng and Xenia presented our poster on atom mobility, field and current effects in nanoelectrocatalysis at the Symposium on Chemical Physics in Waterloo.

  • WIN-MESA+ workshop

    2019/10/16: Anna gave a talk at MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente (Netherlands) as a part of WIN-MESA+ workshop to support collaboration between the institutes. Looking forward to working with our partners on exiting projects!

  • Paper published in Nanomaterials

    2019/10/11: Our work on reductive and coordinative effects of hydrazine in structural transformations of copper hydroxide nanoparticles has been published in Nanomaterials (special issue “Novel Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy and Catalysis”). Congrats Xenia, Alexandra and Feng!

  • New additions to the team

    2019/09/01: Yixiang joins the group as a MASc student in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (co-supervised by prof. Xianguo Li) after completing his BASc at Waterloo. UW undergraduate students Elena (Chemistry) and Jordan (Materials and Nanosciences) join the group to work on their CHEM494 projects, and Nanoengineering student Helen joins as a volunteer. Welcome Yixiang, Elena, Jordan, and Helen!

  • Paper published in ChemComm

    2019/08/09: Our collaborative work with Team NanoTech, University of Vigo (Spain) on the Pd/CNT/SiO2 composite nanostructure design for formic acid dehydrogenation has been published in ChemComm. Congrats Ana and Feng!

  • Nanofellowship winner

    2019/07/19: Feng received a prestigious fellowship of $10,000 from Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. WIN Nanofellowship winners are students of the highest quality, who have demonstrated excellence in academic performance and research, and are outstanding candidates for a graduate degree. Congratulations Feng!

  • Soapbox Science Waterloo 2019

    2019/06/09: As a part of University of Waterloo Outreach and Soapbox Science, Anna gave a talk for general public at Victoria park, Kitchener on turning carbon dioxide into useful chemicals.

  • 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference

    2019/06/06: Jury and Xenia presented a poster on the influence of the cell design on electrocarboxylation of organohalides and Anna gave a talk on shape-defined nanostructures in electrocatalysis at 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference in Quebec city.

  • New addition to the team

    2019/05/01: Stephen joins the group as a MSc student in Chemistry after completing his BSc in Chemistry at Carleton University. Welcome Stephen!

  • PhD Comprehensive Exam

    2019/04/12: Feng successfully passed his comprehensive exam, following the presentation of CHEM795 seminar to his Advisory committee on February 15th. Congrats Feng! Time to celebrate!

  • CHEM494 Seminar

    2019/03/16: Thomas did a fabulous job presenting his work over the past 8 month and handling questions at the final CHEM494 Seminar Day. Congrats Thomas!

  • Visiting researcher joining the team

    2019/03/01: Eugeniia joins the team again in her second 4-month research visit to Waterloo as a part of her PhD studentship at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Welcome back Eugeniia!

  • Paper published in PCCP

    2019/02/06: Our work on structural transformations of Cu(II)-nanoparticle-derived structures under CO2 reduction conditions was published in PCCP. Congrats Jake, Amir, Feng, Alexey, and Thomas!

    Update: the paper was selected as 2019 HOT PCCP article!

  • Paper published in Nanoscale

    2019/01/22: Our work in collaboration with the Optics and Nanophotonics Lab at CSULB on the synthesis, plasmonic, and catalytic properties of gold nanocages with aligned octahedral cores has been published in Nanoscale. Congrats Eugeniia, Kseniia, Rachelle, and Andre!

    Update: the paper was highlighted in themed collection “Materials and Nano Research in Toronto”!

  • New additions to the team

    2018/12/17: Jury joins the group as a Postdoc after obtaining his PhD in Organic Synthesis from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Xenia joins the group as a PhD student (Chemistry + Nanotechnology Collaborative Program) after completing her MSc in Chemistry from Saint Petersburg State University. Welcome Jury and Xenia!

  • New additions to the team

    2018/09/01: Feng joins the group as a first PhD student (Chemistry + Nanotechnology Collaborative Program) after completing his MSc at Jiliang University, China. UW undergraduate students Thomas (Chemistry) joins the group to work on his CHEM494 project. Welcome Feng and Thomas!

  • Lab update

    Fall 2018: Over the past year, the lab evolved from no/bare walls into a functional space for doing cool science: big thanks to everyone who participated in setting up this space and even managed to work on research projects in the interim! Here are some before and after photos of the wet lab: