Ksenija Glusac holds a Joint Appointment at the Solar Energy Conversion Group, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, at the Argonne National Laboratory and is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She obtained her B. Sc. from University of Belgrade, Serbia (Mentor: Prof. Radomir Saicic) and PhD from University of Florida (Mentor: Prof. Kirk S. Schanze). After postdoctoral studies at Stanford University (Mentor: Michael Fayer), Ksenija started her independent research career at Bowling Green State University in 2006, where she was also a member of the Center for Photochemical Sciences. In 2015, Ksenija performed research as a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. In 2017, she took a joint position as the Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Appointment at the Argonne National Laboratory. Ksenija has been promoted to Professor of Chemistry at UIC in 2021.
Ksenija studies molecular structures for artificial photosynthesis and energy storage applications. She investigates ways to capture CO2 and convert it photochemically or electrochemically to value-aded chemical and fuels. Ksenija’s research interests are centered around the following three general themes: (i) photo-reductive CO2 capture: combined capture of CO2 and its photochemical reduction; (ii) studies of molecule/electrode hybrid electrocatalysts for CO2 and O2 reduction. Ksenija is a recipient of BGSU Outstanding Young Scholar Award, 2012 NSF Career Award, ACS PRF Postdoctoral Fellowship and 2002 Jones Award for creativity and Originality.