Shiva Mohajernia, PhD
Area of Study / Keywords
Material design Energy conversion Single atoms Green energy Green hydrogen Reaction engineering and catalysis
Dr. Shiva Mohajernia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta (U of A). Before joining U of A, she was the catalysis group leader at the University of Siegen, Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2020 in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Dr. Mohajernia was a visiting scholar at the Nanomaterial Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Technologies research group at McMaster University. She gained her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in materials science and engineering from the University of Tehran and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran, respectively. Her recent awards include the 2022 Catalysts Award and the 2020 International Society of Electrochemistry Award.
The Energy Materials (NRGMATs) research group focuses on developing novel materials for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic energy conversion applications. The current general topics include:
- Design and fabrication of Single-atom decorated materials
- Defect engineering of semiconductors for energy-related applications
- Nanostructured metal oxides for energy conversion and energy storage applications
- Photocatalytic hydrogen generation
Oral presentation of technical material. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: CME 481. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 483.
Techniques for characterization of materials. Elements of crystallography. Optical microscopy and image analysis, diffraction techniques, electron microscopy, surface science techniques, wet chemical techniques, non-destructive characterization, emerging techniques. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or consent of Department.