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The team in our laboratory develops novel concepts, establishes emerging technologies and demonstrates innovative prototype devices for the solar-powered conversion of waste, water and air into practical fuels and chemicals. Thus, we explore chemical aspects of energy and sustainability, in particular photo- and electrocatalysis at the interface of synthetic chemistry, materials and nano-science, chemical biology and engineering. Central themes of our cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach are the development of processes for the upcycling of plastic and biomass waste as well as the valorisation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to produce green fuels and chemicals to enable solar circular chemistry for a sustainable future.

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Open Positions
Research Assistant/Research Associate in Plasmonic Photocatalysis (Fixed Term) Link
International 4-year PhD Studentships (3x): Catalysis, Energy, Sustainability Link
What´s new?

February 2024

Paper introducing operando film EPR to study surface immobilised catalysts led by Maxie Roessler's team and Sam and Mark's contributions published in Nat. Chem. (Link)

January 2024

Subhajit's and Stuart's solar reforming review published in Nat. Rev. Chem. (Link) We welcome Dr Yuzhou Shao and Dr Chen Han as new postdocs to our group.

December 2023

Find out pictures of our Annual Lab Symposium and Dinner 2023 (here). Chanon started his new position as a Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. (to website) Sam will start his new position from Feb/2024 as a Lecturer at University of Manchester, UK. (to website)

November 2023

Sam and Santiago's mini-review on synthetic to biological CO2 reduction approaches published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Link) Santiago's and Erwin Lam's valorisation of all lignocellulose components coupled to CO2 utilisation through a three-stage process published in Green Chem. (Link) Chanon and Ariffin's paper on solar water splitting coupled to water purification published in Nature Water. (Link) Our research has been mentioned in Rishi Sunak's recent speech on Net Zero: "...the researchers at Cambridge who pioneered a new way to turn sunlight into fuel." (Link)

October 2023

Sampurna, Afreen, Soleh, and Beverly join the group as PhD students, Leonardo as postdoc.

September 2023

Congratulations to Carolina for winning the best poster award at the Femincam Meeting. Congratulations to Ariffin for winning the poster prize at the 8th International Conference on Semiconductor Photochemistry.

Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

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