Samira Siahrostami

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary

samira.siahrostami@ucalgary.ca

 

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Experience

Research Engineer - Stanford University (2016-2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Stanford University (2014-2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Technical University of Denmark (2011-2013)

Education

Ph.D, Shiraz University, Iran, 2011

B.Sc, University of Isfahan, Iran, 2003

Summary:

Dr. Samira Siahrostami received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Shiraz University, Iran in 2011. She then joined Center for Atomic-scale Material Design (CAMd), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) between 2011-2013 as a postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Jan Rossmeisl. In 2014, Samira joined SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University working with Prof. Jens Nørskov first as a postdoctoral researcher (2014-2016), then as a staff research engineer (2016-2018). In October 2018, Samira joined University of Calgary as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on designing catalysts for electrochemical reactions, which are of importance for renewable energy technologies including:

(i)   oxygen electrocatalysis, including

- oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) for fuel cell and metal air batteries

- oxygen evolution reaction (OER) for synthesis of hydrogen

- electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide

(ii)  CO2 electrocatalysis for synthesis of valuable hydrocarbons.

Dr. Siahrostami holds several U.S. and European patents and has published more than fifty publications in peer reviewed journals.