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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Professor of Energy and Sustainability

Our research

The Reisner laboratory develops new concepts and technologies for the conversion of solar energy and renewable electricity into sustainable fuels and chemicals for a circular economy. Thus, we explore chemical aspects of energy and sustainability, in particular photo- and electrocatalysis and the interface of synthetic chemistry, materials and nano-science, chemical biology and engineering. Central themes of our cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach are the development of processes for the upcycling of plastic and biomass waste as well as the use of carbon dioxide and water to produce green fuels and chemicals for a sustainable future.

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Keywords:  Solar fuels, solar chemicals, artificial photosynthesis, biohybrid materials, water and CO2 splitting, small molecule activation, catalysis, metalloenzymes, microbiology, biomimetic chemistry, bio-inorganic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, materials Chemistry, nanotechnology, functional and energy materials.

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Hybrid photothermal–photocatalyst sheets for solar-driven overall water splitting coupled to water purification
C Pornrungroj, AB Mohamad Annuar, Q Wang, M Rahaman, S Bhattacharjee, V Andrei, E Reisner
– Nature Water
Size-dependent activity of carbon dots for photocatalytic H2 generation in combination with a molecular Ni cocatalyst
C Casadevall, A Lage, M Mu, HF Greer, D Antón-García, JN Butt, LJC Jeuken, GW Watson, M García-Melchor, E Reisner
– Nanoscale
Chemoenzymatic Photoreforming: A Sustainable Approach for Solar Fuel Generation from Plastic Feedstocks.
S Bhattacharjee, C Guo, E Lam, JM Holstein, M Rangel Pereira, CM Pichler, C Pornrungroj, M Rahaman, T Uekert, F Hollfelder, E Reisner
– J Am Chem Soc
Low-Volume Reaction Monitoring of Carbon Dot Light Absorbers in Optofluidic Microreactors.
T Lawson, AS Gentleman, A Lage, C Casadevall, J Xiao, T Petit, MH Frosz, E Reisner, TG Euser
– ACS Catalysis
Integrated capture and solar-driven utilization of CO2 from flue gas and air
S Kar, M Rahaman, V Andrei, S Bhattacharjee, S Roy, E Reisner
– Joule
Thermoelectric-Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting under Concentrated Solar Irradiation.
C Pornrungroj, V Andrei, E Reisner
– J Am Chem Soc
Solar-driven liquid multi-carbon fuel production using a standalone perovskite–BiVO4 artificial leaf
M Rahaman, V Andrei, D Wright, E Lam, C Pornrungroj, S Bhattacharjee, C Pichler, H Greer, J Baumberg, E Reisner
– Nature Energy
Carboxysome‐Inspired Electrocatalysis using Enzymes for the Reduction of CO2 at Low Concentrations**
SJ Cobb, AM Dharani, AR Oliveira, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie
Floating Carbon Nitride Composites for Practical Solar Reforming of Pre-Treated Wastes to Hydrogen Gas.
S Linley, E Reisner
– Advanced science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
Carboxysome-Inspired Electrocatalysis using Enzymes for the Reduction of CO2 at Low Concentrations.
SJ Cobb, AM Dharani, AR Oliveira, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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