Welcome to Dr. Jerkiewicz's Group


Welcome to Dr. Jerkiewicz's Group

We study phenomena driven by the application of an external electric field that occur at the electrode surface (single-crystal and polycrystalline surfaces) and within the electrode's 3D matrix (micro- and nano-structured materials).

Kinetics and mechanisms of electrochemical processes depend not only on the nature of the reagent to be transformed or the product to be generated, but also on the electrode's chemical composition, physical properties and atomic-level structure.

Electrochemical reactions can change the electrode's:
(i) chemical composition;
(ii) 2D and 3D structure;
(iii) electronic, magnetic, mechanical and optical properties; and
(iv) other characteristics.
>> Surface and materials electrochemistry, molecular-level corrosion science

We study the mechanisms and kinetics of electrochemical reactions (e.g. electrolytic H2 and O2 generation, ethanol electro-oxidation, eletrocatalytic hydrogenation of achiral and prochiral unsaturated organic compounds) at the atomic/molecular level.
>> Molecular electrocatalysis



Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz was awarded the title of Professor of Chemical Sciences for life by Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland. The ceremony, which was also attended by Dr. Nicholas Mosey, Associate Dean (Research), took place at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 25, 2018.


Congratulations to Dr. Sadaf Tahmasebi! Sadaf successfully defended her doctoral thesis in November 2017 and has taken a MITACS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ballard and Simon Fraser University. We wish her all the best and good luck in her new career!

Congratulations to Dr. Jutae Kim! Jutae successfully defended his doctoral thesis in May 2017 and will now be a Research Professor at Seoul National University, South Korea. We wish him all the best and good luck with this new challenge!

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