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We are interested in chemical aspects of energy and sustainability, in particular the conversion of solar energy into renewable fuels and value-added chemicals. Thus, electro- and photocatalysis are central to our work at the interface of synthetic chemistry, materials and nano-science, chemical biology and engineering. A central theme is the study and mimicry of natural processes such as plant photosynthesis and enzymes to produce a so-called solar fuel - a sustainable fuel derived from solar energy and an effectively inexhaustible raw material....

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June 2017

Both of our Part III students (Tim and Satowa) graduate with 1st class degrees. Erwin promoted to Professor. Will's paper in collaboration with Judy Hirst's group on 'FDH mechanism' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

May 2017

Janina, Georgina and Will  defend their PhD theses on 'semiconductor immobilised Co catalysts', 'carbon nanodot photocatalysis' and 'formate dehydrogenase electrochemistry', respectively. Nina Heidary joins the group as a postdoc. Demelza Wright and Taylor Uekert join the group as nanoDTC midi-students. Kasia wins the 2nd prize in the Natural & Life Sciences category at the ABTA 2017 Doctoral Researcher Awards. Jane and Julien's paper on 'molecular Si photocathode' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Georgina and Ben's 'carbon nanodot' review accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. Moritz and Katherine's paper on 'CdS-catalyst hybrid for CO2 reduction' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

April 2017

Esther Moore and Melanie Miller join the group as PhD students. Ben's paper on 'N-doped carbon dots' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper). Micaela's review on 'electrode protection' accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. (to paper). Collaborative paper with the Jeuken and Butt groups and Katherine's contribution on 'nanoparticle: cytochrome photoanodes' accepted in ChemElectroChem (to paper). Erwin receives International Award for Creative Chemistry from Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry. Georgina wins 1st poster prize at the 'Materials for Solar Energy Conversion' meeting in London.
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Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

Lensfield Road, Cambridge

CB2 1EW, UK

reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk