Reisner Lab

           Department of Chemistry
           University of Cambridge
           Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
           e-mail: reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk
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    Erwin Reisner (Principal Investigator).

    I was born and raised in the foothills of the alps in Upper Austria and studied Chemistry in Vienna. I developed an early interest in bioinorganic and transition metal chemistry, and I worked in these areas ever since! My PhD studies in the Keppler group in medicinal inorganic chemistry focused on 'redox activated ruthenium anticancer drugs'. I subsequently changed direction and worked on different aspects of bio-inspired energy conversion as a postdoc. In the Lippard group, I studied synthetic models of the diiron(II) active site of soluble Methane Monooxygenase, which selectively converts natural gas to methanol. I subsequently joined the Armstrong group to work on solar hydrogen production with enzyme-nanoparticle hybrid systems.

    My independent career started at The University of Manchester in 2009 with an EPSRC fellowship and I was appointed to a tenured faculty position (University Lecturer) at the University of Cambridge in October 2010. I received my Habilitation from the University of Vienna in 2010, became a fellow and College lecturer at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 2011, head of the Christian Doppler laboratory in 2012, co-director of the EPSRC Doctoral Training in Functional and Sustainable Nano in 2014 and was promoted to the office of Readership in 2015. My group works on artificial photosynthesis and the generation of solar fuels by combining chemical biology, synthetic chemistry and materials chemistry. Have a look at our recent publications and research section!



Resume


  Independent Career   
 

University of Cambridge (Department of Chemistry), United Kingdom.

 

University Reader in Energy & Sustainability since 2015


Co-director EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional and Sustainable Nano (here)

since 2014  
 

Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry (here)

since 2012  
  Fellow & College Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at St. John's College (here)   since 2011
 

University Lecturer in Energy, Materials and Sustainability (tenured faculty position; here) &

Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Career Acceleration Fellow (here)

2010–2015
 

The University of Manchester (School of Chemistry), United Kingdom.

 
 

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow

2009–2010

Postdoctoral Career


 

University of Oxford (Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory), United Kingdom.

 
  Research Associate; advisor: Prof. Fraser A. Armstrong FRS 2008–2009
  College Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at St. John’s College 2008–2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Chemistry), United States of America.

 

    Erwin Schrödinger Fellow; advisor: Prof. Stephen J. Lippard.

2005–2007
 

Education.

University of Vienna (Department of Chemistry), Austria

 
 

Habilitation (professorial thesis) and venia legendi in Inorganic Chemistry

Title: ‘Bio-inspired generation of sustainable energy carriers’

2010
 

PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry; advisor: Prof. B. K. Keppler

Topic: ‘Electron transfer activated ruthenium anticancer drugs’

2002–2005
 

Diploma in Chemistry

1998–2002

Visiting pre-doc positions


 

Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal (1 year); advisors: Profs. A. J. L. Pombeiro &
V. Yu Kukushkin (St. Petersburg)

2002-2003
  Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (5 months); Erasmus exchange student 2001-2002