Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Anna Klinkova

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, member of WIN, WICI, and IC3.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jury Medvedev

Synthetic organic chemist, PhD from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Rachelle Choueiri

Nanoscience and DFT calculations, PhD from University of Toronto; co-supervised with Prof. Leanne Chen, University of Guelph.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Gudmundur Johannesson

Environmental sustainability and life cycle analysis, co-supervised with Prof. Komal Habib, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

PhD Student

Feng Li

DFT, MD and multiphysics calculations, MSc from Jiliang University, China.

PhD Student

Xenia Medvedeva

Nanomaterials synthesis, organic electrosynthesis, MSc from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

MSc Student

Stephen Tatarchuk

Sol-gel synthesis, electrocatalysis, and cell fabrication, BSc from Carleton University.

MSc Student

Yulia Tobolovskaya

Nanoparticle synthesis and enzyme immobilization for CO2 sequestration and conversion, co-supervised with Prof. Subha Kalyaanamoorthy, BSc from the University of Toronto.

Undergrad Student

Skandan Chandrasekar

Multiphysics simulations, 2nd year Nanotechnology Engineering student.

Undergrad Student

Helen Engelhardt

Metal nanoparticles synthesis, electrochemistry, 3D visualization, 2nd year Nanotechnology Engineering student.

Undergrad Student

Chuanhao Peng

Nanoparticles synthesis and catalysis, 4th year Chemistry student, CHEM494 project.

Undergrad Student

Joshua Da Costa

Multiphysics simulations, plasmonic chirality, 5th year MNS student, CHEM494 project.

Undergrad Student

Eliana Feygin

DFT and MD calculations, catalyst stability studies, 4th year MNS student, CHEM494 project.

Current openings

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Please consult Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GWC)2 for information on requirements and applications process for MSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry and collaborative degrees in Chemistry and Nanotechnology. Note: current MSc funding in Klinkova lab is available for domestic MSc students only (i.e., citizens or permanent residents of Canada). International applicants with their own funding are welcome to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE/COOP STUDENTS: UW students interested in CHEM494 research project, coop term, or volunteering in Klinkova lab should send their CV, transcripts, and a statement of interest to Prof. Klinkova via email.

POSTDOCS:

Prof. Klinkova welcomes qualified candidates to apply for NSERC PDF (only for Canadian citizens or permanent residents within 2 years from their PhD defense) or Banting PDF fellowship (open to all high-profile applicants within 3 years from their PhD defense) with the Klinkova lab. Interested candidates should send their CV, project proposal and names of three references to Prof. Klinkova; you will hear back only if your application is strong enough to be considered.

Former team members

  • Dr. Giancarlo Lorena, postdoc, co-supervised with Prof. Goretty Dias (spring 2020)
  • Aurora Torrijos, CHEM 494 research project student (winter 2020)
  • Kshiti Patel, undergrad volunteer (winter 2020)
  • Elena Smith, CHEM 494 research project student (2019-2020)
  • Jordan Lau, CHEM 494 research project student (2019-2020)
  • Yixiang Zhang, MASc student, co-supervised with Prof. Xianguo Li (2019-2020)
  • Yulia Steksova, visiting PhD student, ITMO University (winter 2020)
  • Alex Maokhamphiou, intern, National School of Chemistry of Mulhouse (summer 2019; now at Agfa)
  • Marion Bassin, intern, National School of Chemistry of Mulhouse (summer 2019; now at Trinseo)
  • Eugeniia Khairullina, visiting PhD student, Saint Petersburg State University (spring 2018, spring 2019)
  • Thomas Zienchuk, CHEM 494 research project student (2018-2019)
  • Dr. Ana Sousa, visiting postdoc, University of Vigo (summer 2018)
  • Kseniia Mosina, visiting MSc student, ITMO University (summer 2018)
  • Iana Iugai, visiting MSc student, ITMO University (summer 2018)
  • Alexandra Vikyakina, visiting undergrad, Saint Petersburg State University (summer 2018)
  • Jacob Rempel, coop student (spring 2018)
  • Alexey Pogodaev, visiting undergrad, Saint Petersburg State University (spring 2018; now MSc student at Center for Optical and Laser Materials Research, SPSU)
  • Amir Basiratnia, undergrad volunteer (spring 2018)
  • Andre-Philippe Paradis, research assistant (spring 2018; now at Quadro Engineering Corp.)