Prof. Nikolay Kornienko

Independent Career






Selected Awards and Distinctions:


I am currently a Full Professor at the University of Bonn, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Montreal, Department of Chemistry. My team's overarching motivation is to discover and implement the chemistry necessary to transition to a sustainable energy-based society. Specifically, we are developing materials geared to convert renewable electricity to chemical fuels as an energy storage media. 

Current Research:

1) Materials development - electrocatalysts ranging from heterogeneous to molecular systems that carry out small molecule activation.

2) Electrocatalytic reaction innovation - new sustainable routes via electrification of chemicals and fuels production.

3) In Situ and Operando method development - visualizing catalysts and reactions as they occur for mechanistic insights.