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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

Aerobic Conditions Enhance the Photocatalytic Stability of CdS/CdOx Quantum Dots
DW Wakerley, KH Ly, N Kornienko, KL Orchard, MF Kuehnel, E Reisner
– Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
(2018)
24,
18385
Photoreduction of CO2 with a formate dehydrogenase driven by photosystem II using a semi-artificial Z-scheme architecture
KP Sokol, WE Robinson, AR Oliveira, J Warnan, MM Nowaczyk, A Ruff, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– J Am Chem Soc
(2018)
140,
16418
Single-Source Bismuth (Transition Metal) Polyoxovanadate Precursors for the Scalable Synthesis of Doped BiVO4 Photoanodes
H Lu, V Andrei, KJ Jenkinson, A Regoutz, N Li, CE Creissen, AEH Wheatley, H Hao, E Reisner, DS Wright, SD Pike
– Advanced Materials
(2018)
30,
1804033
Bias-free photoeletrochemical water splitting with photosystem II on a dye-sensitised photoanode wired to hydrogenase
KP Sokol, WE Robinson, J Warnan, N Kornienko, MM Nowaczyk, A Ruff, JZ Zhang, E Reisner
– Nature Energy
(2018)
3,
944
Interfacing nature's catalytic machinery with synthetic materials for semi-artificial photosynthesis.
N Kornienko, JZ Zhang, KK Sakimoto, P Yang, E Reisner
– Nature Nanotechnology
(2018)
13,
890
Plastic waste as a feedstock for solar-driven H2 generation
T Uekert, MF Kuehnel, DW Wakerley, E Reisner
– Energy and Environmental Science
(2018)
11,
2853
Oxygenic Photoreactivity in Photosystem II Studied by Rotating Ring Disk Electrochemistry
N Kornienko, JZ Zhang, KP Sokol, S Lamaison, A Fantuzzi, R van Grondelle, AW Rutherford, E Reisner
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2018)
140,
17923
Photoreforming of Lignocellulose into H
H Kasap, DS Achilleos, A Huang, E Reisner
– J Am Chem Soc
(2018)
140,
11604
Scalable Triple Cation Mixed Halide Perovskite-BiVO4 Tandems for Bias-Free Water Splitting
V Andrei, RLZ Hoye, M Crespo-Quesada, M Bajada, S Ahmad, M De Volder, R Friend, E Reisner
– Advanced Energy Materials
(2018)
8,
1801403
Solar Water Splitting with a Hydrogenase Integrated in Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cells.
DH Nam, JZ Zhang, V Andrei, N Kornienko, N Heidary, A Wagner, K Nakanishi, KP Sokol, B Slater, I Zebger, S Hofmann, JC Fontecilla-Camps, CB Park, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
(2018)
57,
10595
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 336323

Email address

er376@cam.ac.uk