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Professor 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

Tuning Product Selectivity for Aqueous CO2 Reduction with a Mn(bipyridine)-pyrene Catalyst Immobilized on a Carbon Nanotube Electrode.
B Reuillard, KH Ly, TE Rosser, MF Kuehnel, I Zebger, E Reisner
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
Carbon dots as photosensitisers for solar-driven catalysis.
GAM Hutton, BCM Martindale, E Reisner
– Chemical Society reviews
(2017)
Oxidation state-dependent binding properties of the active site in a Mo-containing formate dehydrogenase
WE Robinson, A Bassegoda, E Reisner, J Hirst
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
9927
Photoelectrocatalytic H2 evolution in water with molecular catalysts immobilised on p-Si via a stabilising mesoporous TiO2 interlayer.
JJ Leung, J Warnan, DH Nam, JZ Zhang, J Willkomm, E Reisner
– Chem. Sci.
(2017)
8,
5172
Selective Photocatalytic CO<inf>2</inf> Reduction in Water through Anchoring of a Molecular Ni Catalyst on CdS Nanocrystals
MF Kuehnel, KL Orchard, KE Dalle, E Reisner
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
7217
Solar H
J Warnan, J Willkomm, JN Ng, R Godin, S Prantl, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Chem. Sci.
(2017)
8,
3070
Solar-driven reforming of lignocellulose to H-2 with a CdS/CdOx photocatalyst
DW Wakerley, MF Kuehnel, KL Orchard, KH Ly, TE Rosser, E Reisner
– Nature Energy
(2017)
2,
17021
Time-resolved IR spectroscopy reveals a mechanism with TiO<inf>2</inf> as a reversible electron acceptor in a TiO<inf>2</inf>-re catalyst system for CO<inf>2</inf> photoreduction
M Abdellah, AM El-Zohry, LJ Antila, CD Windle, E Reisner, L Hammarström
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
1226
Time-Resolved IR Spectroscopy Reveals a Mechanism with TiO 2 as a Reversible Electron Acceptor in a TiO 2 –Re Catalyst System for CO 2 Photoreduction
M Abdellah, AM El-Zohry, LJ Antila, CD Windle, E Reisner, L Hammarström
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
1226
Dark Photocatalysis: Storage of Solar Energy in Carbon Nitride for Time-Delayed Hydrogen Generation
VW-H Lau, D Klose, H Kasap, F Podjaski, M-C Pignié, E Reisner, G Jeschke, BV Lotsch
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
(2017)
56,
510
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 336323

Email address

er376@cam.ac.uk