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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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Faraday Discussion 2019

The 2019 Faraday Discussion meeting on Artificial Photosynthesis will be hosted in Cambridge. For more information, click here.

Position Available

A Postdoctoral position is available in Dr Zhang's group developing 3D electrode scaffolds for biocatalysis using 3D-printing techniques. For more information, click here.

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Souvik Roy starts as a postdoc in our group. Charlie and Virgil win best talk and runner-up poster prize respectively at the 6th SFN Symposium at the University of York.


Geani Ukoski starts as a postdoc in our group.

January 2017

International patent (PCT/EP2017/080371) on biomass photoreforming filed. Shafeer Kalathil joins the group as a Post Doc. Constantin's and Moritz's paper on CO2 reduction using ZnSe quantum dots with molecular catalysts is accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Erwin joins editorial board of Angewandte Chemie . Qian Wang was awarded with Marie Curie fellowship and will join us in Summer and Jenny awarded BBSRC David Philip's fellowship to start her independent group in Cambridge (read article).

December 2017

Moritz's review on biomas photoreforming accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (to paper).

November 2017

Charlie's paper on Delafossite photocathodes is accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Moritz starts his lectureship at Swansea University and Kasia receives a Poster Award at MRS meeting in Boston. Janina's review on photocatalysis with cobalt complexes accepted in Bull. Jpn Soc. Coord. Chem..
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