Anna Klinkova is a Chemistry professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a member of Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change. Anna Klinkova’s research is focused on developing advanced nanomaterials for applications in alternative energy and catalysis. Her goal is to gain a systematic understanding of the effects of nanoparticle shape and surface chemistry on their physicochemical properties relevant to carbon dioxide conversion into fuels and chemical feedstocks, as well as to control structural transformations of nanocatalysts under applied potentials. In addition, her research efforts are also dedicated to the elucidation of CO2 conversion mechanisms and electrolyzer design, as not only advanced catalytic materials, but a systematic approach to CO2 conversion is necessary to advance this sustainable technology.