Latest News

Jun 2018

  1. Juliana wins the student poster award at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Catalysis. Congrats!

  2. Dr. Nikolla presents her invited talk at the GRC on Catalysis.

  3. Bingwen & Juliana present their posters at GRC on Catalysis.

  4. Samji’s & Xiang-Kui’s work has been published in Chemistry of Materials.  

Jul 2018

  1. Juliana has been selected to participate in the 2018 NextProf Nexus Workshop sponsored by the U of M and UC Berkeley. Congrats!

  2. Our publication on “Efficient Oxygen Electrocatalysis by Nanostructured Mixed-Metal Oxides” was featured as the supplementary cover art of July issue of JACS.

“Engineering Catalysts/Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage”

The Nikolla Research Group focuses on studying issues related to catalysis/electrocatalysis for energy conversion and storage systems (such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries, cooperative/selective heterogeneous catalysis for biomass conversion etc.). We address these issues by combining state-of-the-art synthesis techniques, characterization (electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques) and quantum density functional theory (DFT) chemical calculations.


Prof. Eranda Nikolla

1121 Engineering Building

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.

Detroit, MI, 48202

  Email:          Phone: (313)577-4159

The Nikolla Lab

2530 EDC/Engineering Building

5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.

Detroit, MI, 48202

Phone: (313)577-3711

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Aug 2018

  1. Theo presents his research work at  the REU Final Symposium held at WSU.

Jul 2018

  1. Julia joins our lab as a high school summer research student. Welcome!

  2. Laura receives 1st Place Award at the YSSRP Final Symposium held at CU Boulder. Congrats!

Jun 2018

  1. Our publication on “Oxygen sponges for electrocatalysis: Oxygen reduction/evolution on nonstoichiometric, mixed metal oxides” was featured as the cover art of the June issue of Chemistry of Materials.

  2. Juliana’s & Xiang-Kui’s work has been published in JACS. Congratulations!


Relevant Group Publications

Zhang, J. *, Wang, B. *, Nikolla, E., & Medlin, J. W., 

Angewandte Chemie (2017)

* These authors contributed equally to this work

Gu, X. K. *, Carneiro, J. S. *, Samira, S., Das, A., Ariyasingha, N., & Nikolla, E.

JACS (2018)

* These authors contributed equally to this work

Gu, X. K. *, Samira, S. *, & Nikolla, E. 

Chemistry of Materials (2018)

* These authors contributed equally to this work

Gu, X. K., Carneiro, J. S., & Nikolla, E.,

I&EC Research (2017)

Special issue “Class of Influential Researchers”