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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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Meetings 2019

The Faraday Discussions meeting on Artificial Photosynthesis will be hosted in Cambridge from 25th to 27th March 2019. For more information, visit the website or download the flyer.

The Doppler Symposium will take place in Cambridge (St. John's College) on the 27thMarch 2019. For more information, click here.

The 7th Solar Fuels Network (SFN) Symposium will take place in Cambridge (St. John's College) on the 28th and 29th March 2019. For more information, click here. Register here.

What´s new?

February 2019

Melanie's paper on CO2 reduction using FDH published as a hot paper in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (to paper). Moritz's, Charlie's and Constantin's paper on ZnSe nanorods accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (to paper). Kristian's and Julien's review on on first row transition metal complexes for solar fuel synthesis published in Chem. Rev. (to paper).

January 2019

Xin's paper is accepted in Nano Lett. (to paper) and Erwin publishes a guest editorial in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (to paper). Cambridge Centre for Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminate Plastic Waste launched (to news and to website).

December 2018

Motiar Rahaman receives postdoctoral fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation and will join us in April. Kasia defends her PhD thesis on 'Photoelectrochemical tandem cells with enzymes wired to hierarchically-structured electrodes for solar fuel synthesis'. Julien's and Janina's paper on PMI dyes for solar fuel production published in Chem. Sci. (to paper).

November 2018

EU FET project on ’soap-film based artificial photosynthesis’ funded. Hatice defends her PhD thesis on 'Carbon nitride for solar H2 production coupled to organic chemical transformations'. Kasia's paper on CO2 reduction using a semi-artifical Z-scheme architecture published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).
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Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

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