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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Our research

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.

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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.

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Bifunctional Perovskite-BiVO4 Tandem Devices for Uninterrupted Solar and Electrocatalytic Water Splitting Cycles
C Pornrungroj, V Andrei, M Rahaman, C Uswachoke, HJ Joyce, DS Wright, E Reisner
– Advanced Functional Materials
Optofluidic Photonic Crystal Fiber Microreactors for in Situ Studies of Carbon Nanodot-Driven Photoreduction
P Koehler, T Lawson, J Neises, J Willkomm, BCM Martindale, GAM Hutton, D Antón-García, A Lage, AS Gentleman, MH Frosz, PSJ Russell, E Reisner, TG Euser
– Analytical chemistry
Solar-driven reforming of solid waste for a sustainable future
T Uekert, CM Pichler, T Schubert, E Reisner
– Nature Sustainability
Scalable Photocatalyst Panels for Photoreforming of Plastic, Biomass and Mixed Waste in Flow
T Uekert, MA Bajada, T Schubert, CM Pichler, E Reisner
– ChemSusChem
Towards molecular understanding of local chemical environment effects in electro- and photocatalytic CO2 reduction
A Wagner, CD Sahm, E Reisner
– Nature Catalysis
Solar Reforming of Biomass with Homogeneous Carbon Dots
DS Achilleos, W Yang, H Kasap, A Savateev, Y Markushyna, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Solar Reforming of Biomass with Homogeneous Carbon Dots
DS Achilleos, W Yang, H Kasap, A Savateev, Y Markushyna, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie
Molecularly engineered photocatalyst sheet for scalable solar formate production from carbon dioxide and water
Q Wang, J Warnan, S Rodríguez-Jiménez, JJ Leung, S Kalathil, V Andrei, K Domen, E Reisner
– Nature Energy
In-Situ Raman Spectroscopy of Reaction Products in Optofluidic Hollow-Core Fiber Microreactors l'? 17
AS Gentleman, E Miele, T Lawson, P Kohler, S Kim, S Yousaf, DA Garcia, A Lage, CP Grey, JJ Baumberg, MH Frosz, PSJ Russell, E Reisner, TG Euser
– 2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2020 - Proceedings
Synthetic Organic Design for Solar Fuel Systems
J Warnan, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie
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