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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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Positions Available

Two Postdoctoral Research positions are available in the field of Photocatalysis (to job advert), and Bioelectrochemistry and Spectroscopy (to job advert). Closing date for applications is 7th of June.

Workshop 2020

A Workshop on 'Biophotoelectrochemical Systems: Solar Energy Conversion and Fundamental Investigations" will be held in Cambridge from 22-24 April 2020. More details on conference website here (to website).

What´s new?

May 2019

Nick's paper on "Advancing techniques for investigating the enzyme-electrode interface" published in Acc. Chem. Res. (to paper). Christian Pichler joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

April 2019

Motiar Rahaman and Florian Dorchies join the group as postdoctoral fellow and visiting Master's student respectively. Jane and Julien's paper on aqueous CO2 with a cobalt bis(terpyridine)-based photocathode published in Nat. Catal. (to paper) and their work with Julian, embedding the catalyst in a polymer matrix, published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (to paper).

March 2019

Motiar receives Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship. Group receives funding from the Leverhulme Trust as part of a collaboration with Tijmen Euser (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge) on "Optofluidic microreactors for advanced photocatalysis" and Maxie Roessler (Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London) on "Film-electrochemical EPR: a new method to investigate redox-based catalysis". Faraday Discussions on Artificial Photosynthesis, Doppler Symposium and 7th UK Solar Fuels Network meeting took place in Cambridge. Kasia won Chemical Science talk prize at SFN symposium.

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).
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Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

Lensfield Road, Cambridge

CB2 1EW, UK

reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk