Shiva Mohajernia, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-3193
12-237 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


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 of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining U of A, she worked as a catalysis group leader at the Chemistry & Structure of Novel Materials Institute in Germany. In 2020, Dr. Mohajernia earned her Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, also in Germany. She was a visiting scholar at the Nanomaterial Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Technologies research group at McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Mohajernia completed 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. She has received several awards, including 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
  • Power to X (P2X)
  • Electrocatalytic value-added chemicals production
  • Photocatalytic hydrogen generation


MAT E 211 - Characterization of Materials

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.

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