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


Congratulations to Derek Esau on being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology!

Congratulations to Liam Varvaris on being awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

Congratulations to Derek, Liam and Shelly on having their results published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition!

Congratulations to Marina Tintor on being awarded the prestigious Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence!


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.

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