Christina M. Johnston, Ph.D.
 
Christina M. Johnston completed her Ph.D. studies in Chemistry in Professor Andrzej Wieckowski’s group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005.  During this time, she held an NSF graduate fellowship.  Her dissertation work focused on characterizing single crystal platinum and gold surfaces modified with ruthenium and/or osmium deposits, and understanding methanol and carbon monoxide electrooxidation on these catalytic surfaces.  She was awarded a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship appointment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2005.  Her current interests include alternative support materials for platinum catalysts in PEFCs, and ruthenium crossover effects on cathode performance in DMFCs.