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Welcome to Siahrostami Lab

Computational Catalysis for Clean Energy


University of Calgary

Our group is active in the area of Computational Catalyst Material Design for applications in clean energy technologies such as fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries. We design catalysts from first principles by modeling reactions in-silico. Our advanced computational tools allow us to identify Catalyst Genome, i.e., the metrics that define functional properties of a nanomaterial catalyst at the atomic scale.

We are hiring!

- A PDF position is available for candidates with DFT and Machine Learning background. Click here for more information.

- Several PhD and MSc positions are available for enthusiastic and passionate students in solving clean energy conversion challenges.

Please email Dr. Siahrostami a brief cover letter indicating your research experience and skills, along with your CV.

Dr. Siahrostami gave an Invited Talk at  the ECS Fall Symposium

IUPAC/CCCE 2021, Chemistry for Energy

Dr. Siahrostami is organizing a symposium in “Computational Design of Materials and Systems for Energy Applications” at IUPAC/CCCE World Congress of Chemistry. The Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 13-20, 2021. Abstract Submission in now open.

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Emerging Investigator

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Dr. Siahrostami was nominated as one of the 2020 Emerging Investigators and awarded a publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The 2020 themed issues  gather some of the best research being conducted by scientists in the early stages of their independent career. Dr. Siahrostami was recommended as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. The publication is focused on electrocatalytic oxidation of methane to oxygenates and can be found here.