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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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Microplastics and anthropogenic fibre concentrations in lakes reflect surrounding land use
AJ Tanentzap, S Cottingham, J Fonvielle, I Riley, LM Walker, SG Woodman, D Kontou, CM Pichler, E Reisner, L Lebreton
– PLOS Biology
Semi-artificial photoelectrochemical tandem leaf with a CO2-to-formate efficiency approaching 1.
E Edwardes Moore, V Andrei, AR Oliveira, AM Coito, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
A TiO2‐Co(terpyridine)2 photocatalyst for the selective oxidation of biomass to formate coupled to the reduction of CO2 to syngas
E Lam, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Automated and Continuous-Flow Platform to Analyze Semiconductor-Metal Complex Hybrid Systems for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction
CD Sahm, GM Ucoski, S Roy, E Reisner
– ACS Catalysis
Bespoke Biomolecular Wires for Transmembrane Electron Transfer: Spontaneous Assembly of a Functionalized Multiheme Electron Conduit.
SEH Piper, MJ Edwards, JH van Wonderen, C Casadevall, A Martel, LJC Jeuken, E Reisner, TA Clarke, JN Butt
– Frontiers in Microbiology
Conversion of Polyethylene Waste into Gaseous Hydrocarbons via Integrated Tandem Chemical-Photo/Electrocatalytic Processes
CM Pichler, S Bhattacharjee, M Rahaman, T Uekert, E Reisner
– ACS catalysis
Water‐Assisted Growth: Bifunctional Perovskite‐BiVO4 Tandem Devices for Uninterrupted Solar and Electrocatalytic Water Splitting Cycles (Adv. Funct. Mater. 15/2021)
C Pornrungroj, V Andrei, M Rahaman, C Uswachoke, HJ Joyce, DS Wright, E Reisner
– Advanced Functional Materials
Visible‐Light Promoted C–O Bond Formation with an Integrated Carbon Nitride–Nickel Heterogeneous Photocatalyst
A Vijeta, C Casadevall, S Roy, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Mechanistic study of an immobilized molecular electrocatalyst by in situ gap-plasmon-assisted spectro-electrochemistry
D Wright, Q Lin, D Berta, T Földes, A Wagner, J Griffiths, C Readman, E Rosta, E Reisner, JJ Baumberg
– Nature Catalysis
Electrocatalytic and Solar-Driven Reduction of Aqueous CO2 with Molecular Cobalt Phthalocyanine–Metal Oxide Hybrid Materials
S Roy, M Miller, J Warnan, JJ Leung, CD Sahm, E Reisner
– ACS Catalysis
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