Michael V. Mirkin, Ph.D.


Queens College
CUNY Energy Institute

Research Interests

His professional interests include charge-transfer reactions at metal/solution and semiconductor/solution interfaces, electrochemical kinetics and nano- and bio-electrochemistry. During the last several years, he has been involved in theoretical and experimental development of scanning electrochemical microscopy, applied this method to study various chemical structures and processes and co-edited the first monograph on SECM.

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Job History

  • 1993 – Current: Professor of Chemistry, Queens College
  • 1990 – 1993: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas, USA
  • 1982 – 1987: Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Kazakh State University, USSR
  • 1977 – 1982: B.S./M.S. Chemistry, Kazakh State University, USSR


  • Electrochemical Measurements of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Inside Single Phagolysosomes of Living Macrophages
    K. Hu, Y. Li, S. A. Rotenberg, C. Amatore, and M. V. Mirkin
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 41, 4564-4568

  • Direct High-Resolution Mapping of Electrocatalytic Activity of Semi-Two-Dimensional Catalysts with Single-Edge Sensitivity
    T. Sun, D. Wang, M. V. Mirkin, H. Cheng, J.-C. Zheng, R. M. Richards, F. Lin, and H. L. Xin
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1821091116

  • Tunnelling Mode of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM): Probing Electrochemical Processes at Single Nanoparticles
    T. Sun, D. Wang, and M. V. Mirkin
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 7463-7467

  • C. Gavazzoni, N. Giovambattista, P. Netz, and M. Barbosa. Structure and mobility of water confined in AlPO4 − 54 nanotubes. J. Chem. Phys., 2017, 146, 234509

  • D. Wang, and M. V. Mirkin. Electron-Transfer Gated Ion Transport in Carbon Nanopipettes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 11654-11657

  • Y. Li, K. Hu, Y. Yu, S. A. Rotenberg, C. Amatore, and M. V. Mirkin. Direct Electrochemical Measurements of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Non-Transformed and Metastatic Human Breast Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13055-13062