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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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February

Geani starts as a postdoc in our group.

January 2017

International patent on biomass photoreforming filed (PCT/EP2017/080371). Shafeer joins the group as a postdoc. Moritz's and Constantin's paper on CO2 reduction using ZnSe quantum dots with a molecular catalyst accepted in Chem. Sci. (to paper). Erwin joins editorial board of Angewandte Chemie. Qian Wang awarded with a Marie Curie fellowship and she will join us in Summer. Jenny awarded BBSRC David Philip's fellowship to start her independent group in Cambridge (read article).

December 2017

Moritz's review on biomas photoreforming accepted in Angew. Chem. (to paper).

November 2017

Charlie's paper on Delafossite photocathodes is accepted in Chem. Sci. and is featured on the cover (to paper). Moritz starts his lectureship at Swansea University. Kasia receives poster award at MRS meeting in Boston. Janina's review on photocatalysis with cobalt complexes accepted in Bull. Jpn Soc. Coord. Chem..
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Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

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CB2 1EW, UK

reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk