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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, 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. More information to come soon.

What´s new?

May 2018

Virgil's paper on a tandem perovskite water splitting cell accepted in Adv. Energy Mater. (to paper). Nick's paper on an 'operando cycle' optimised catalyst accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper) and selected as pick of the week (to news). David's and Tim's papers both accepted in Chem. Eur. J. for the upcoming special issue on Renewable Energy (to paper and to paper). Erwin awarded 2018 RSC Corday-Morgan Prize (link). Will takes up a postdoc position with Will Huck at Nijmegen University.

April 2018

Nick appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal (he will take up his new post in January 2019). Helen and Hamish submit their Part III thesis. Filming in our labs for the CNBC programme 'Sustainable Energy'.

March 2018

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.

February 2018

Geani Ukoski starts as a postdoc in our group. Ava Lage receives EPSRC DTA scholarship and she will join us for her PhD studies in October.

January 2018

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. Jenny awarded BBSRC David Philip's fellowship to start her independent group in Cambridge (read article).
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