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Department of Chemistry



M.Sc. in Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2016)
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2014)

Research Interests

My interests revolve around the development of renewable energy sources, such as photoelectrocatalysis, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics. Currently, I am working on photovoltaic-photoelectrocatalytic cells, which can split water to produce hydrogen, or reduce atmospheric CO2 under solar light illumination. This interdisciplinary approach is fundamental for the wide-scale implementation of sustainable solar fuels. A further enhancement in the energy conversion efficiency can be expected by adding a thermoelectric component to these hybrid devices, to produce electricity from the existing residual heat.


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
The effect of post-deposition annealing conditions on structural and thermoelectric properties of sputtered copper oxide films
C Abinaya, K Bethke, V Andrei, J Baumann, B Pollakowski-Herrmann, B Kanngiesser, B Beckhoff, GC Vasquez, J Mayandi, TG Finstad, K Rademann
– RSC Advances
Bias-free solar syngas production by integrating a molecular cobalt catalyst with perovskite–BiVO4 tandems
V Andrei, B Reuillard, E Reisner
– Nature Materials
Integration of a Hydrogenase in a Lead Halide Perovskite Photoelectrode for Tandem Solar Water Splitting.
E Edwardes Moore, V Andrei, S Zacarias, IAC Pereira, E Reisner
– ACS Energy Lett
Selective CO production from aqueous CO2 using a Cu96In4 catalyst and its integration into a bias-free solar perovskite-BiVO4 tandem device
M Rahaman, V Andrei, C Pornrungroj, D Wright, JJ Baumberg, E Reisner
– Energy and Environmental Science
Synthetic approaches to artificial photosynthesis: General discussion
CM Aitchison, V Andrei, D Antón-García, U-P Apfel, V Badiani, M Beller, AB Bocarsly, S Bonnet, P Brueggeller, CA Caputo, F Cassiola, ST Clausing, AI Cooper, CE Creissen, VA de la Peña O'Shea, W Domcke, JR Durrant, M Grätzel, L Hammarström, A Hankin, MC Hatzell, F Karadas, B König, MF Kuehnel, S Lamaison, C-Y Lin, M Maneiro, SD Minteer, A R Paris, E Pastor, C Pornrungroj, JNH Reek, E Reisner, S Roy, C Sahm, R Shankar, WJ Shaw, SI Shylin, WA Smith, K Sokol, HS Soo, RS Sprick, W Viertl, A Vogel, A Wagner, D Wakerley, Q Wang, D Wielend, MA Zwijnenburg
– Faraday Discussions
Demonstrator devices for artificial photosynthesis: general discussion.
R Abe, CM Aitchison, V Andrei, M Beller, D Cheung, CE Creissen, VA de la Peña O'Shea, JR Durrant, M Grätzel, L Hammarström, S Haussener, S-I In, E Kalamaras, A Kudo, MF Kuehnel, PP Kunturu, Y-H Lai, C-Y Lee, M Maneiro, EE Moore, HC Nguyen, AR Paris, C Pornrungroj, JNH Reek, E Reisner, M Schreck, WA Smith, HS Soo, RS Sprick, A Venugopal, Q Wang, D Wielend, MA Zwijnenburg
– Faraday discussions
Triple-Cation-Based Perovskite Photocathodes with AZO Protective Layer for Hydrogen Production Applications.
S Ahmad, A Sadhanala, RLZ Hoye, V Andrei, MH Modarres, B Zhao, J Rongé, R Friend, M De Volder
– ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
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
– Adv Mater
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
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