Md Kibria

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


McGill University, 2015


McMaster University, 2010

Contact information


Office: 403.338.3320

Web presence

Research website


University Research Centre : URC-2E-215

Preferred method of communication

Dr. Kibria is always looking for talented and highly motivated people to join his research group. Even if no specific positions are advertised, you can email me your CV and a brief statement of interest.

Research and teaching


Dr. Kibria is interested in heterogeneous catalysis and system design for energy transformation reactions, including electro- /photo-catalysis for CO2 reduction and water splitting for sustainable energy and green environment. His current research interests include: nano-material synthesis for next generation catalysis, CO2 electro-reduction, water oxidation reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysis, alcohol oxidation reaction, device engineering, techno-economic analysis etc.


Dr. Kibria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Prior to joining UCalgary, he worked with Dr. Ted Sargent as a Banting postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, where his research was focused on electrochemical CO2 reduction, and system design for industrial scale CO2 electrolysis. Dr. Kibria is a recipient of Academic Gold Medal, Tomlinson Doctoral fellowship from McGill University, Green Talents Award from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) etc.


“CO2 electroreduction to ethylene via hydroxide-mediated copper catalysis at an abrupt interface.” Science360, 6390, (2018).

“Visible Light Driven Efficient Overall Water Splitting Using p-type Group III-Nitride Nanowire Arrays.” Nature Communications, 6, 6797 (2015).

“Tuning the Surface Fermi Level on p-type GaN Nanowires for Efficient Overall Water Splitting.” Nature Communications, 5, 3825 (2014).

“Atomic scale origin of long term stability and high performance of p-GaN nanowire-arrays for photocatalytic overall pure water splitting.” Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602274. (2016)

“One-Step Overall Water Splitting under Visible Light Using Multiband InGaN/GaN Nanowire Heterostructures.” ACS Nano, 7, 7886 (2013).

“Defect-Engineered GaN:Mg Nanowire Arrays for Overall Water Splitting under Violet Light.” Applied Physics Letter, 106, 113105 (2015).