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Department of Chemistry

 

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

Protein film electrochemical EPR spectroscopy as a technique to investigate redox reactions in biomolecules.
K Abdiaziz, E Salvadori, KP Sokol, E Reisner, MM Roessler
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
(2019)
Advancing Techniques for Investigating the Enzyme-Electrode Interface
N Kornienko, KH Ly, WE Robinson, N Heidary, JZ Zhang, E Reisner
– Acc Chem Res
(2019)
52,
1439
Towards compartmentalized photocatalysis: multihaem proteins as transmembrane molecular electron conduits
A Stikane, ET Hwang, EV Ainsworth, SEH Piper, K Critchley, JN Butt, E Reisner, LJC Jeuken
– Faraday Discuss
(2019)
FexNi9-xS8 (x = 3-6) as potential photocatalysts for solar-driven hydrogen production?
D Tetzlaff, C Simon, DS Achilleos, M Smialkowski, K Junge Puring, A Bloesser, S Piontek, H Kasap, D Siegmund, E Reisner, R Marschall, U-P Apfel
– Faraday Discussions
(2019)
ZnSe Nanorods as Visible-Light Absorbers for Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical H2 Evolution in Water.
MF Kuehnel, CE Creissen, CD Sahm, D Wielend, A Schlosser, KL Orchard, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
(2019)
58,
5059
Rational Design of Polymers for Selective CO 2 Reduction Catalysis
JJ Leung, JA Vigil, J Warnan, E Edwardes Moore, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
(2019)
58,
7697
Solar-driven reduction of aqueous CO2 with a cobalt bis(terpyridine)-based photocathode
JJ Leung, J Warnan, KH Ly, N Heidary, DH Nam, MF Kuehnel, E Reisner
– Nature Catalysis
(2019)
2,
354
Interfacing Formate Dehydrogenase with Metal Oxides for the Reversible Electrocatalysis and Solar‐Driven Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
M Miller, WE Robinson, AR Oliveira, N Heidary, N Kornienko, J Warnan, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie
(2019)
131,
4649
Interfacing Formate Dehydrogenase with Metal Oxides for the Reversible Electrocatalysis and Solar-Driven Reduction of Carbon Dioxide.
M Miller, WE Robinson, AR Oliveira, N Heidary, N Kornienko, J Warnan, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition
(2019)
58,
4601
Structure-Activity Relationships of Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Electrodes with Photosystem II for Semiartificial Photosynthesis.
X Fang, KP Sokol, N Heidary, TA Kandiel, JZ Zhang, E Reisner
– Nano letters
(2019)
19,
1844
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 336323

Email address

er376@cam.ac.uk