Jasna Jankovic

Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada (2011)

Research Focus

  • Development and application of advanced imaging and spectroscopy techniques
  • 3D material design and imaging
  • Fuel cells
  • Advanced nanomaterials for clean energy
  • Electrospinning for clean energy applications
  • Templating nature designs for application in clean energy
  • Industrial collaborations

Awards and Honors

  • 2017: Technology Demonstration Gate AFCC Recognitions
  • 2013: AFCC Major Contributor
  • 2011-2013: Perdue Seeds of Success Award NSF-DMREF
  • 2007-2009: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CGS-D
  • 2006: Public Service Award of Excellence (employment equity and diversity)
  • 2006: Outstanding Achievement Award (employment equity and diversity)
  • 2003-2004: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PGS-A
  • 1994-1996: Petroleum Refinery Pancevo
  • 1990-1995: Republic of Serbia Scholarship for Undergraduate Students


Pedram, K. Yapp, M. Batool, J. Jankovic, Bio-inspired designs for fuel cell applications – Review, Advanced Energy Materials, aenm.202003728 (2020).

Tang, L. Crisci, J. Jankovic, Fuel cell bipolar plates – designs, materials and fabrication – Review, Journal of renewable and sustainable energy, JRSE20-RV-01540 (2020).

N. Islam, V. O. Kollath, A. P. Soleymani, J. Jankovic, and K Karan, Pt nanoparticles on novel N-containing carbon support: Catalyst engineering achieves record high activity and low mass transport resistance in fuel cells, Nature Materials, NM20051939 (2020).

P. Soleymani, J. Chen, M. Ricketts, J. R. Waldecker, J. Jankovic, Failure analysis and defects characterization of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells after relative humidity cycling, ECS Transactions, 98 (9) 109-121 (2020).

Pedram, N. Macauley, S. Zhong, H. Xu, J. Jankovic, Microscopy studies of the satalyst inks for PEM fuel cells, ECS Transactions, 98 (9) 197-212 (2020).

Tang, L. Crisci, S. Pedram, J. Jankovic, Comparison of planar and tubular flow field plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) through simulation, ECS Transactions, 98 (9) 343-353 (2020).

K. Singh, E. S. Davydova, J. Douglin, R. A. O. Godoy, H. Tan, M. Bellini, B. J. Allen, J. Jankovic, H. A. Miller, A. C. Alba-Rubio, and D. R. Dekel, Synthesis of CeOx-decorated Pd/C catalysts by controlled surface reactions for hydrogen oxidation in anion exchange membrane fuel cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 30, 2002087 (2020).

Chen, A. Goshtasbi, A. P. Soleymani, M. Ricketts, J. Waldecker, C. Xu, J. Yang, T. Ersal, J. Jankovic, Effects of cycle duration and test hardware in relative humidity cycling of a polymer electrolyte membrane, Journal of Power Sources, 476 (2020) 228576.

Malek, E. Sadeghi, J. Jankovic, M. Eikerling, K. Malek, Aquivion ionomer in mixed alcohol-water solution: Insights from multi-scale molecular modeling, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 3429−3438 (2020).

Yu, L. Bonville, J. Jankovic, R. Maric, Microscopic insights on the degradation of a PEM water electrolyzer with ultra-low catalyst loading, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 260 (2020) 118194.

Poozhikunnath, J. Favata, B. Ahmadi, J. Xiong, L. Bonville, S. Shahbazmohamadi, J. Jankovic, R. Maric, A correlative microscopy-based approach for analyzing microscopic contaminants in carbon black for lithium ion battery applications, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 166 (14), (2019).

Bellini, M. Pagliaro, A. Lenarda, P. Fornasiero, M. Marcello, C. Evangelisti, M. Innocenti, Q. Jia, S. Mukerjee, J. Jankovic, L. Wang, J. Varcoe, C. Krishnamurthy, I. Grinberg, E. Davydova, D. Dekel, H. Miller, F. Vizza, Palladium-ceria catalysts with enhanced alkaline hydrogen oxidation activity for anion exchange membrane fuel cells, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2 (7), (2019) 4999-5008.

Tracey, S. Lin, J. Jankovic, A. Zhu, S. Zhang, Iterative machine learning method for pore-back artifact mitigation in high porosity membrane FIB-SEM image segmentation, accepted manuscript for Microscopy and Microanalysis conference proceedings (2019).

Zhang, A. P. Byrnes, J. Jankovic, J. Neilly, Management, analysis and simulation of micrographs with cloud computing, Microscopy Today 27 (1), (2019).

Ge, R. Banerjee, D. Muirhead, J. Lee, H. Liu, P. Shrestha, A.K.C. Wong, J. Jankovic, M. Tam, D. Susac, J. Stumper, A. Bazylak, Membrane dehydration with increasing current density at high inlet gas relative humidity in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 422 (2019) 163-174.

Jankovic, S. Zhang, A. Putz, M. S. Saha, D. Susac, Multi-scale imaging and transport modeling for fuel cell electrodes, (invited) Journal of Materials Research, 34 (4) (2019).

Ahadi, J. Jankovic, M. Tam, B. Zahiri, M. S. Saha, J. Stumper, M. Bahrami, Ex-situ characterization of thermal and electronic conductivities of PEM fuel cell catalyst layers, Fuel Cells 19 (5), (2019) 550–560.

Chan, J. Jankovic, D. Susac, M. S. Saha, M. Tam, H. Yang, F. Ko, Electrospun carbon nanofibers for PEM fuel cells: Fabrication and optimization, J. Mater. Sci. 53:11633–11647 (2018).

Chan, J. Jankovic, D. Susac, M. S. Saha, M. Tam, H. Yang, F. Ko, Electrospun carbon nanofiber catalyst layers for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells: structure and performance, Journal of Power Sources, 392, 239-250 (2018).

Kneer, J. Jankovic, D. Susac, A. Putz, N. Wagner, M. Sabharwal, M. Secanell, Correlation of Changes in Electrochemical and Structural Parameters due to Voltage Cycling Induced Degradation in PEM Fuel Cells, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165 (6) F3241-F3250 (2018).

K. Paul, J. Jankovic, K. Karan, Y. Zou, S. McDermit, D. Susac, J. Stumper, Do hydrophilic ionic cluster exist in super-thin ionomer films in the fuel cell catalyst layer?, to be re-submitted to Nature Communications (2018).

Sabharwal, A. M. V. Putz, D. Susac, J. Jankovic, and M. Secanell, Improving FIB-SEM reconstructions by using epoxy resin embedding, 232nd ECS Meeting Transactions, 77 (11) (2017).

L. G. A. Melo, A. P. Hitchcock, V. Berejnov, J. Jankovic, J. Stumper, D. Susac, Quantitative mapping of PFSA ionomer in catalyst layers by electron and X-ray spectromicroscopy, 232nd ECS Meeting Transactions 80 (8) (2017).

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Jasna Jankovic
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Mailing Address97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationGant Complex; IMS 011-F