Not new anymore, but it was...a while ago...hot news. Now, it's the history of our group.
March 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).
February 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).
March 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
September 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).
August 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).
July 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).
June 2014. Yi-Hsuan's paper on 'comparison of Photosystem II with semiconductor electrodes' accepted in Faraday Discussions (to paper).
May 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).
April 2014. Fezile defends her
PhD thesis on "photocatalytic H2 generation
with cobaloximes immobilised on dye-sensitised
March 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 (to Doppler, Pictures & Outreach). 2014 Christian Doppler Lectures in Cambridge (to Doppler). Review on 'photoelectrochemistry of Photosystem II' accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. (to paper).
February 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).
January 2014. David Palm (University of Pittsburgh) awarded Churchill MPhil scholarship (he will join us in October 2014 - link). David W.'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).
December 2013. 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).
Christine, Chong-Yong and Micaela Crespo (she will
join us from EPFL, Switzerland in autumn 2014) awarded
Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships.
September 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).
August 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).
July 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).
June 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).
May 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).
April 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.
March 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).
February 2013. Group receives Royal Society seed-corn grant for work on "Ordered Cellulose Aerogels".
January 2013. Our first open access article appears online (here). We will make more papers freely available soon.
December 2012. Jenny Zhang (University of Sydney) awarded Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship and she will join us in March 2013. Group starts collaboration with WPI-AIMR in Japan and Katherine Orchard arrives in our group as a WPI-Cambridge postdoctoral research associate. Joint project with Julea Butt (UEA, UK) and Lars Jeuken (Leeds, UK) on "Advancing Biotechnologies for Fuel Generation" funded by BBSRC.
November 2012. Christopher Madden joins the group as a BBSRC postdoctoral researcher on a joint project with Judy Hirst (MRC MBU, Cambridge). Nicoleta's paper on an 'electrode-immobilised molecular Co catalyst' accepted in Angewandte Chemie (to paper). Erwin joins the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemComm.
October 2012. We welcome our incoming PhD students Ben Martindale, Tim Rosser, Dave Wakerley and Part III student Laurence Taylor. Group receives EPSRC pump-priming grant to start work on novel photocatalytic reactions.
September 2012. Moritz awarded Schering award for best PhD dissertation at a Berlin university in the field of Chemistry. Manuela receives award for her Diploma thesis from the Austrian Chemical Society. Christine Caputo arrives and starts her work as a postdoc in the Doppler laboratory.
August 2012. Christopher Windle awarded EPSRC Doctoral Prize (allowing him to work in our group in 2013/14). Moritz Kuehnel starts his work as postdoctoral research associate. Bettina Basel visits us from Erlangen, Germany, and starts her Summer internship. Group attends Olympic Games in London. Yi-Hsuan's paper on the assembly of 'efficient CoOx water oxidation electrocatalysts from nanocages' in collaboration with Dom Wright's group accepted in ChemComm (to paper). Chia-Yu's paper on a 'Cu2O/NiOx nanocomposite electrode' accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper)
July 2012. Fezile and Masaru's paper on 'selective reduction of aqueous protons with a cobaloxime catalyst under atmospheric oxygen' accepted in Angewandte Chemie as 'Hot paper' (to paper), featured on the journal cover and in the news: here. Fezile's collaborative paper with the Durrant group at Imperial College London on 'electron transfer in catalyst-modified semiconductors' accepted in Chem. Eur. J. (to paper). Collaborative paper on 'highest nuclearity polyoxotitantates' lead by Dom Wright's group and Janina's contribution published in Chem. Eur. J. (to paper)
June 2012. Georgina Hutton awarded with a Cambridge Australia Poynton PhD scholarship. Georgina will join us from the University of Sydney in April next year.
May 2012. Masaru's paper on 'photoelectrochemical water oxidation with photosystem II on a mesoporous ITO electrode' appears in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (to paper). Collaborative paper on 'encapsulated bromide in a polyoxotitanate host' with Dom Wright's group and Janina's contribution published in Chem. Sci. (to paper) and highlighted in Chemistry World (to article).
April 2012. Start and Inauguration of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Syngas Chemistry. The programme can be found here. Manuela Gross arrives from Vienna and joins the group as the first Doppler PhD student. Doppler laboratory is featured the news: here (in English) and here (pdf, published in 'derStandard'; in German). Group receives 'New Directions for EPSRC Research Leaders' grant.
Ahu Gumrah Parry awarded with a postdoctoral
Schlumberger-Faculty for the Future fellowship. Ahu
will join us from the Materials department in
Cambridge. Joint project with Judy Hirst (MRC,
Cambridge) on the "Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by
Enzymes Adsorbed on Electrodes: from Mechanistic
Studies to Bioinspired Catalysts" funded by BBSRC.
September 2011. Tsubasa Sakai starts his work as Suntory Life Science postdoctoral fellow. Carlo di Giovanni arrives for his three months visit from ICIQ, Taragona, Spain (group of Antoni Llobet). Fezile and Erwin at Faraday Discussions meeting 155 on Artificial Photosynthesis in Edinburgh, UK.
August 2011. Yi-Hsuan Lai awarded PhD scholarships from Cambridge Trust and Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Chia-Yu Lin arrives as postdoctoral visitor from NTU, Taiwan.
July 2011: Fezile publishes paper in Artificial Photosynthesis issue of Faraday Discussions. Erwin co-organizes (with M. Dinca, MIT) RSC Workshop on Addressing Challenges in Solar Energy Utilization towards Water Splitting at MIT.
June 2011: Nicholas Paul awarded PhD studentship from the newly established Winton fund for the Physics of Sustainability (he will join us in October 2011).
May 2011: Dirk Mersch joins the group for his nanoDTC midi-project (he will also stay for his PhD) and Christopher Windle starts his three months visit from the University of York (group of Robin Perutz). Erwin gives lecture at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
April 2011: The group receives new lab space: we start to set up a laboratory for BioElectrochemistry.
March 2011: Erwin elected as a fellow of St. John's College. Erwin gives Austrian Chemical Society lecture in Innsbruck, Austria and a talk on solar fuels at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
February 2011: Review on "solar H2 evolution with hydrogenases" featured on the cover in the special issue on hydrogenases of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
January 2011: Our paper on "photocatalytic H2 evolution with a Molecular Co catalyst on TiO2" published as Hot Article in Chemical Communications.
December 2010: PhD studentship and Postdoctoral Research Assistant position available. Erwin gives talk at Cambridge Philosophical Society meeting "Making Light Work" in Cambridge, UK.
November 2010: Laboratory for Synthesis and Analytical measurements set up and experiments started in our new home. Erwin gives lecture at the University of Nottingham, UK.
October 2010: The Reisner lab arrives in Cambridge. We welcome our graduate student Claire Wombwell and Part III students Andrew Underwood and Jon Goodwin.
August 2010: Vignon leaves group to study at the University of California, Berkeley, in her 3rd undergraduate year.
July 2010: Debasmita Das joins the lab as postdoctoral research visitor until September 2010.
June 2010: Ellen graduates and takes up a position as a Chemist at Glycosynth Limited, UK. Erwin obtained Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria.
May 2010: Vignon Mansilla awarded Nuffield Bursary for her Summer project within the group.
April 2010: Postdoctoral fellow Masaru Kato joins the lab.
March 2010: Lab construction completed.
February 2010: Postdoctoral research assistant Nicoleta Muresan joins the lab.
January 2010: Graduate student Fezile Lakadamyali joins the lab. GC installed.
December 2009: Glovebox installed.
November 2009: Erwin receives Anton-Paar Science Award from the Austrian Chemical Society. Lab construction begins.
October 2009: MChem student Ellen Swift joins the lab.
September 2009: The Reisner lab is born in Manchester.
Previous group pictures.
(Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, November 2014)
(Peterhouse, Cambridge, October 2012)
(Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, October 2011)
(Downing College, Cambridge, November 2010)
(Manchester, July 2010)
(Manchester, April 2010).
"Embarking" (Kyoto, Japan 2009).