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Dr Erwin Reisner

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We are interested in artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels and develop novel photocatalytic systems by combining homogenous synthetic catalysts and enzymes with a light absorbing nanostructured semiconductor. A current focus lies on the sunlight-driven production of the high specific energy carrier hydrogen and the selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and formic acid. Our cross-disciplinary laboratory covers a wide range of disciplines, from Synthetic Molecular and Materials Chemistry to Biological Chemistry combined with Electro-, Photochemistry and Nanoscience.

 

More information can be found at our group website: http://www-reisner.ch.cam.ac.uk

 

Keywords:  Solar fuels, artificial photosynthesis, Water and CO2 splitting, Small Molecule Activation, Catalysis, Metalloenzymes, Biomimetic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry Synthetic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Functional and Energy Materials.

 

Publications

Cobalt sulphide microtube array as cathode in photoelectrochemical water splitting with photoanodes
C-Y Lin, D Mersch, DA Jefferson, E Reisner – Chemical Science (2014) 5, 4906
Comparison of photoelectrochemical water oxidation activity of a synthetic photocatalyst system with photosystem II.
YH Lai, M Kato, D Mersch, E Reisner – Faraday Discuss (2014)
Proton reduction by molecular catalysts in water under demanding atmospheres.
DW Wakerley, MA Gross, E Reisner – Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) (2014) 50, 15995
Reversible Interconversion of CO2 and Formate by a Molybdenum-Containing Formate Dehydrogenase.
A Bassegoda, C Madden, DW Wakerley, E Reisner, J Hirst – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136, 141017133641009
Photoelectrochemical reduction of aqueous protons with a CuO vertical bar CuBi2O4 heterojunction under visible light irradiation
HS Park, CY Lee, E Reisner – Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP (2014) 16, 22462
Plasmonic enhancement in BiVO4 photonic crystals for efficient water splitting
L Zhang, C-Y Lin, VK Valev, E Reisner, U Steiner, JJ Baumberg – Small (2014) 10, 3970
Photocatalytic hydrogen production using polymeric carbon nitride with a hydrogenase and a bioinspired synthetic Ni catalyst
CA Caputo, MA Gross, VW Lau, C Cavazza, BV Lotsch, E Reisner – Angew Chem Int Ed Engl (2014) 53, 11538
Digital color in cellulose nanocrystal films.
AG Dumanli, HM van der Kooij, G Kamita, E Reisner, JJ Baumberg, U Steiner, S Vignolini – ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (2014) 6, 12302
Plasmonic enhancement in BiVO4 photonic crystals for efficient water splitting
L Zhang, CY Lin, VK Valev, E Reisner, U Steiner, JJ Baumberg – Small (2014) 10, 3970
Protein film photoelectrochemistry of the water oxidation enzyme photosystem II.
M Kato, JZ Zhang, N Paul, E Reisner – Chemical Society reviews (2014) 43, 6485
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Research Group

Research Interest Group

Telephone number

01223 336323

Email address

er376@cam.ac.uk