Not new anymore, but it was (a very long time ago) hot news. Now, it's the history of our group.

Both of our Part III students (Tim and Satowa) graduate with 1st class degrees. Erwin promoted to Professor. Will's paper in collaboration with Judy Hirst's group on 'FDH mechanism' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

June 2017

Janina, Georgina and Will  defend their PhD theses on 'semiconductor immobilised Co catalysts', 'carbon nanodot photocatalysis' and 'formate dehydrogenase electrochemistry', respectively. Nina Heidary joins the group as a postdoc. Demelza Wright and Taylor Uekert join the group as nanoDTC midi-students. Kasia wins the 2nd prize in the Natural & Life Sciences category at the ABTA 2017 Doctoral Researcher Awards. Jane and Julien's paper on 'molecular Si photocathode' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Georgina and Ben's 'carbon nanodot' review accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. Moritz and Katherine's paper on 'CdS-catalyst hybrid for CO2 reduction' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

May 2017

Esther Moore and Melanie Miller join the group as PhD students. Ben's paper on 'N-doped carbon dots' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper). Micaela's review on 'electrode protection' accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. (to paper). Collaborative paper with the Jeuken and Butt groups and Katherine's contribution on 'nanoparticle: cytochrome photoanodes' accepted in ChemElectroChem (to paper). Erwin receives International Award for Creative Chemistry from Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry. Georgina wins 1st poster prize at the 'Materials for Solar Energy Conversion' meeting in London.

April 2017

David and Moritz' work on 'photoreforming of biomass' patented and published in Nature Energy (to paper). A movie highlight about the biomass work by Reuters appears online (to movie). Tim's perspective on 'spectroscopy of immobilised fuel-forming catalysts' accepted in ACS Catalysis (to paper).

March 2017

Julien and Janina's paper on 'organic dye-sensitised semiconductor photocatalysis' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Bertrand's paper on 'H2O2 Reduction with a Decaheme Cytochrom" accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

February 2017

Constantin rejoins the group as a PhD student. Julian Vigil receives Churchill scholarship. Souvik Roy and Shafeer Kalathil receive Marie Curie Fellowships. Moritz wins prize for best talk at 5th UK Solar Fuels Network symposium in Newcastle. Erwin becomes new director of UK Solar Fuels Network (link).

January 2017

Nick appointed as Research Associate at Corpus Christi College. Virgil wins prize for the best peer-to-peer presentation in the Department of Chemistry. Collaborative paper on 'photocatalysis with TiO2 as reversible electron acceptor' with Leif Hammarström's group and Chris' contribution accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

December 2016

David and Tim defend their PhD theses on 'O2-tolerant and biomass photocatalysis' and 'molecule-driven PEC cells', respectively. Tim will start as a JSPS postdoc fellow at the University of Tokyo and David postdoc at College de France in Paris soon. Jane and Hatice win runner-up prizes for their talks at the BP Day in the Department of Chemistry. Andreas receives Cambridge nanoDTC associate award. Georgina's paper on 'carbon dot-enzyme photocatalysis' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper). Hatice's collaborative paper with the Lotsch and Jeschke groups on 'dark photocatalysis' accepted in Angew. Chem. as VIP paper (to paper).

November 2016

Ben defends his PhD thesis on 'carbon nanodots for photo-H2 generation' and will start as a postdoc at Harvard University soon. Mark receives Endeavour Scholarship from the Maltese Ministry for Education, co-financed by the EU. Karol joins the group as a postdoc, Virgil Andrei, Arjun Vijeta and Daniel Anton Garcia as PhD students, Sarah Lamaison as MPhil student, Franziska Nousch and Dominik Wielend as Erasmus students, and Satowa Kinoshita and Tim Boyd as Part III students. We receive new laboratory and office space for our work on photocatalysis.

October 2016

Nick Kornienko receives a Royal Society Newton postdoctoral Fellowship and joins the group. Collaborative paper with the Butt and Jeuken groups and Tsubasa's contribution on 'photo-reduction of Extracellular Cytochromes from Shewanella oneidensis' accepted in ChemBioChem (to paper).

September 2016

Jenny's paper on 'new electron-transfer pathways in Photosystem II' accepted in Nature Chem. Biol. (to paper).

August 2016

Jamues defends his MPhil thesis on 'dye-sensitised semiconductor photocatalysis'. Christian Doppler Lectures take place in Cambridge. Kasia's paper on 'benchmark PSII photoelectrode' accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. (to paper). Micaela's paper on 'photo-H2 production with perovskite electrode' accepted in Nature Commun. (to paper).

July 2016

Tim wins the poster prize at the 'Pathways to Solar Hydrogen Technology' conference in Leiden. Tom awarded 'Johnson Matthey Prize' for best Part III project in Inorganic Chemistry. Cambridge Contemporary Dance releases a video inspired by the group's research, which was premiered alongside Erwin's Pint of Science talk - here. Doppler Lab highlighted by OMV's CEO Rainer Seele - here. Tarek's paper on 'noble-free CGIS photo-H2" accepted in Catal. Sci. Technol. (to paper). Ben's paper on 'stable carbon dot photocatalysis via donor recycling' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper). Hatice's paper on 'simultaneous solar fuel and chemical synthesis' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper).

June 2016

Manuela defends her PhD thesis on 'photo-H2 generation with a phosphonated Ni bis(diphosphine) catalyst'. Virgil Andrei (Vice-Chancellor Award and honorary Winton scholar), Arjun Vijeta (Ramanujan Award) and Daniel Anton Garcia (DTA award) receive PhD scholarships and will join us in autumn. Lee and Bertrand's paper on 'electrochemistry with protein-enzyme assembly' accepted in Chem. Commun. (to paper). Manuela's paper on 'molecular photocathode' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper).

May 2016

Andreas Wagner arrives as a PhD student. Georgina and Ben win the poster prize at the 'Polymer Photocatalysts for Solar Fuels Synthesis' workshop at University College London (to website announcement). Kasia wins best poster prize at '79th Harden Conference on Oxygen Evolution and Reduction'. LEGO movie on artificial photosynthesis made by David and Chris released on youtube (watch here).

April 2016

Jesper Jacobsson arrives as a postdoc and Constantin Sahm as an MSc student. Kasia, Micaela and Jamues win second place in the EPSRC photo competition (category 'Equipment') for their picture of electro-deposited TiO2 (also featured on The Guardian's website - here). The group is featured in a number of videos produced by OMV. More about the life and work of the following members can be found here: David, Georgina & Manuela, Moritz, and Jenny & Ben. Lee's paper on 'PEC H2 generation with immobilised hydrogenase on Si' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper). Tim and Chris' paper on 'immobilised Mn catalyst for CO2 reduction' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper).

March 2016

Khoa Ly receives a Marie Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral Fellowship and joins the group. Karol Fijałkowski receives Mobility Plus postdoctoral Fellowship from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and will join us in autumn. Yi-Hsuan starts as Assistant Professor at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. Tim's paper on 'molecular PEC cell' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper).

February 2016

Chan Beum Park joins the group as visiting Professor from KAIST, Demetra Achilleos and Dong Nam as postdocs and Mark Bajada as a PhD student. We hosted the Solar Fuels Network meeting in Cambridge and more information can be found here: flyer and article. Katherine wins prize for best talk and Tim the poster prize at this meeting. Bertrand and Julien's paper on 'H2 evolving buckypaper' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper).

January 2016

Nick defends his PhD thesis on the 'photophysics of Photosystem II-nanoparticle interfaces' and is on his way to Heidelberg for postdoctoral research. Project on "semi-artificial photosynthesis" funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant - more information - here.

December 2015

Janina's review on 'dye-sensitised photocatalysis' accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. (to paper). Ben's paper on 'regenerating bi-functional iron electrodes' accepted in Adv. Energy Mater. (to paper).

November 2015

Sarah Karmel and Kristian Dalle join the group as postdoctoral scientists, Xin Fang as PhD student, Jamues Ng as MChem student, Anja Schlosser as Erasmus student, and Thomas Sayer and Willem Zwetsloot as Part III students. Claire and Christine's review on '[NiFeSe]-hydrogenase chemistry' accepted in Acc. Chem. Res. (to paper). Yi-Hsuan's paper on 'tandem PEC water splitting' accepted in Adv. Energy Mater. (to paper). David wins prize for best presentation and Janina runner-up poster prize at the BP Day in the Department of Chemistry.

October 2015

We hosted 'Christian Doppler Symposium on Solar Fuels' in Cambridge. Pictures can be found - here. Tarek Kandiel joins the group as a postdoctoral visitor.

September 2015

David P. defends his MSc thesis on 'PEC water splitting devices' and is on his way to Stanford University for PhD studies.

August 2015

Dirk defends his PhD thesis on 'Enzyme-based PEC water splitting'. Katarzyna wins poster prize at 'SFN Early Careers’ Researchers Symposium' in London. Moritz and David's paper on 'switchable formic acid photo-conversion to H2 or CO' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper).

July 2015

Yi-Hsuan defends her PhD thesis on 'Nanocomposite Materials for Water Splitting from Single Source Precursor Chemistry'. Xin Fang awarded CSC Cambridge International PhD Scholarship (he will join us in autumn 2015 from Fudan University, China). Jamues Ng awarded Singaporean Ministry of Education MSc scholarship (he will join us in autumn 2015 from Imperial College London). Lee appointed as Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow at University of Wollongong, Australia. Erwin promoted to University Reader. Dirk's paper on 'enzyme-PEC' cell accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper). Christina and Katherine's paper on 'stripped quantum dots' accepted in special issue of J. Mat. Chem. A (to paper). Christine's paper on an 'enzyme-modified carbon nitride-TiO2 hybrid' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Chris' review on 'heterogenised CO2 reduction catalysts' accepted in special issue of Chimia (to paper). Group participates in Cambridge i-teams initiative to explore possibilities of employing our technologies in developing countries. Two molecular H2 production catalysts developed in our group are now commercially available via Strem Chemicals.

June 2015

David's perspective on 'O2-tolerant proton reduction catalysis' accepted in Energy Environ. Sci. (to paper). Collaborative paper with the Durrant group and Manuela's contribution on 'understanding pH dependent photocatalysis' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Our laboratory and work featured in science & technology TV show 'Newton' (ORF 1; to outreach). This documentary was produced by West4Media (to website) and received the Silver award at the 2015 World Media Festival in Hamburg, Germany. This triggered more filming and the filming crew has just returned to our laboratory to produce four short movies about the life of different group members.

May 2015

Isabell Sarah Karmel awarded Blavatnik postdoctoral fellowship (she will join us in autumn 2015 from the Technion, Israel). Charles Creissen joins the group for his nanoDTC midi-project and he will also stay for his PhD. Ben & Georgina's paper on 'carbon-dot photosensitisers in photo-H2 production' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. and highlighted in JACS Spotlights (to paper).

April 2015

Hyun appointed as Senior Research Scientist at Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea. Our exhibition on 'Clean Energy' presented at Cambridge Science Festival (to outreach). Katarzyna receives Cambridge nanoDTC associate studentship.

March 2015

Claire's 'hot' paper on 'synthetic [NiFeSe]-hydrogenase model' accepted in Chem. Eur. J. (to paper) and highlighted as the inside front cover and in Chemistry Views (to highlight). Collaborative 'very important' paper with the groups of Lars Jeuken, Julea Butt and Tadafumi Adschiri on "a decaheme electron conduit" accepted in Adv. Funct. Mater. (to paper). Manuela receives Paul Barbara Fellowship (to information). We team up with artist Marina Velez and present a visual installation of our work during the E-luminate festival in Cambridge (to outreach).

February 2015

Bertrand Reuillard joins the group. Janina's paper on a 'rationally designed Co catalyst for immobilisation' accepted in Chem. Sci. and featured on the front cover (to paper). Erwin discusses group's research during a 'Science Talk' on TV (to outreach).

January 2015

Claire defends her PhD thesis on 'Synthetic models of the active site of [NiFeSe]-hydrogenases'. Chris Windle's paper on 'photocatalytic CO2 reduction with an immobilised Re catalyst on TiO2' accepted in Chem Eur. J. (to paper). Yi-Hsuan's and Hyun's paper on the 'protection and activation of a silicon photoelectrode for H2 evolution with single-source precursor chemistry' accepted in Chem Eur. J. (to paper).

December 2014

David's paper on 'O2 and CO inhibition of molecular catalysts' accepted in Chem. Commun. (to paper). Erwin gives presentation at the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2014 in Vienna (to paper)

November 2014

Micaela Crespo Quesada, Julien Warnan (postdoctoral researchers), Jane Leung, Katarzyna Sokol, Hatice Kasap (PhD students) and David Palm (MPhil student) join the group. Chris' paper on 'reversible electrocatalysis with a Mo-containing formate dehydrogenase' in collaboration with Judy Hirst's group accepted in J. Am. Chem. (to paper ).

October 2014

Group visits OMV oil up- and down-stream facilities in Vienna and Linz (to photos). Hyun's paper on a 'H2 evolving CuO|CuBi2O4 heterojunction photocathode' published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (to paper). Collaborative paper with James Durrant's group on 'distance dependent electron transfer kinetics in semiconductor-catalyst hybrids' published in Chem. Commun. (to paper).

September 2014

Christine's paper on 'photo-H2 generation with hydrogenase and synthetic catalyst modified carbon nitride' accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper). Chia-Yu's paper on a 'microstructured cobalt sulfide cathode in PEC water splitting' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper).

August 2014

Christina defends her MPhil thesis and is on her way to Harvard University for her PhD studies. Ahu's collaborative paper on 'color in nanocrystalline cellulose films' accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (to paper).

July 2014

Yi-Hsuan's paper on 'comparison of Photosystem II with semiconductor electrodes' accepted in Faraday Discussions (to paper).

June 2014

Nick wins runner up award for his talk at the BP Day in the Department of Chemistry. Erwin awarded 2014 RSC Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize (link). Collaborative paper with Jeremy Baumberg's group on 'Plasmonic Effect in BiVO4 Photonic Crystals for Water Splitting' accepted in Small (to paper).

May 2014

Fezile defends her PhD thesis on "photocatalytic H2 generation with cobaloximes immobilised on dye-sensitised semiconductors".

April 2014

Austrian delegation including the CEO of OMV Group (Gerhard Roiss), the Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy (Reinhold Mitterlehner) and Christoph Dichand (Editor-in-Chief of Kronen Zeitung) visited our laboratory. Three days of filming for a documentary on our work. 2014 Christian Doppler Lectures in Cambridge (to Doppler). Review on 'photoelectrochemistry of Photosystem II' accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. (to paper).

March 2014

Masaru appointed as Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University (Japan). Christine accepts offer for Assistant Professorship at the University of New Hampshire (USA), where she will start in Summer 2015. Erwin recipient of 2014 RSC Bioinorganic Group (IBDG) Young Investigator Award (link). Katherine and Ahu receive NanoForum Fellowships. Two-year evaluation of our Christian Doppler Laboratory takes place in Cambridge. Collaborative paper with Jeremy Baumberg's group on 'Inverse opal AZO-BiVO4 hybrid electrodes for solar water oxidation' appears in Energy Environ. Sci. (to paper). Our first outreach video about our research and laboratory appears online (link).

February 2014

David Palm (University of Pittsburgh) awarded Churchill MPhil scholarship (he will join us in October 2014 - link). David Wakerley's paper on 'Electrochemical Molecular Catalyst Screening' accepted in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (to paper). The group receives new lab space for Materials Chemistry. Group joins COST Action TD1102 (PHOTOTECH). Group part of two 10-year Centres for Doctoral Training funded by EPSRC (Functional and Sustainable Nano & Graphene Technology).

January 2014

Manuela's paper on a 'versatile photocatalytic system for H2 generation' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper). Claire's paper on 'Ni Site Models of [NiFeSe]-hydrogenases' accepted as 'hot paper' in Dalton Trans. ('Europe: New Talents' issue, to paper). Erwin recipient of 2014 Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from Swiss Chemical Society (link).

December 2013

Christine, Chong-Yong and Micaela Crespo (she will join us from EPFL, Switzerland in autumn 2014) awarded Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships.

November 2013

Jane Leung awarded Woolf Fisher PhD Scholarship and she will join us from Auckland, New Zealand in October 2014. Christina Chang joins the group as a Marshall scholar from Princeton for her MPhil studies. Tom Stubbs joins group for his 3-months BBSRC rotation project. Group joins COST Action CM1202 (PERSPECT-H2O).

October 2013

We hosted RSC ISACS12 - Challenges in Renewable Chemical Energy conference, a post graduate symposium and the Christian Doppler Workshop in Cambridge. Manuela wins 1st place for her talk and Jenny the 1st poster prize at the postgraduate symposium. Ahu receives runner-up price for her poster at ISACS12. Tsubasa's paper on 'an oxygen-robust photocatalytic hydrogenase system' accepted as 'hot paper' in Angewandte Chemie (to paper).

September 2013

Inger Lomax joins the group as administrator and PA to Erwin. Nicoleta's paper in collaboration with the group of Ulli Steiner on 'RYB electrochromism with a cobaloxime' accepted in ChemComm and featured on front cover (to paper).

August 2013

Masaru's paper on 'controlled immobilisation of photosystem II on a nanostructured electrode' accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper). Yi-Hsuan's paper on 'one-step assembly of a hybrid photoanode from a molecular precursor' accepted in Chem. Eur. J. (to paper).

July 2013

Chia-Yu accepts position as Assistant Professor at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. Chris W joins the group as an EPSRC postdoctoral research fellow (doctoral prize winner). Collaborative paper on 'electron transfer dynamics with cobaloximes on semiconductors' with James Durrant's group and Fezile's and Manuela's contribution published in Energy Environ. Sci. and featured on front cover (to paper).

June 2013

Hyun joins the group as a Doppler postdoctoral research associate. Janina appointed as a Kurt Hahn Scholar. William Robinson joins the group for his nanoDTC midi-project (he will also stay for his PhD).

May 2013

Georgina joins the group as a Poynton PhD student. Fezile wins runner-up award for her presentation at the BP day in the Department of Chemistry.

April 2013

Janina joins the group as a Doppler PhD student and Jenny arrives as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. Moritz awarded postdoctoral fellowship by the Isaac Newton Trust (Trinity College, Cambridge) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

March 2013