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Zhang appointed Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry

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Zhang appointed Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry

Assistant Professor Jenny Zhang at Corpus Christi College, courtesy Nathan Pitt Thursday, April 25, 2024 Dr Jenny Zhang has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry, with effect from 1 July 2024. Zhang is currently a BBSRC David Philips Research fellow with a well-established group. She has a wide range of research interests, including…

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Chair in Emerging Technologies supports solar-driven research

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Chair in Emerging Technologies supports solar-driven research

Professor Erwin Reisner, courtesy Cambridge Festival Monday, March 18, 2024 Professor Erwin Reisner has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. The £2.5million award will enable Reisner and his team to focus on their ten-year mission to develop solar chemical technologies to enable lab-to-market transition, a crucial step in the…

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Reisner Open Day Lecture 16 March 12:15 & 2:45pm

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Reisner Open Day Lecture 16 March 12:15 & 2:45pm

Professor Erwin Reisner, courtesy Cambridge Festival Thursday, March 14, 2024 Professor Erwin Reisner will show how his group is developing ways to turn carbon dioxide, biomass and plastic waste into precious resources to underpin a solar-powered economy at his Open Day lectures in the Wolfson Theatre on Saturday 16 March. In “Capturing sunlight for a…

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Department entrepreneurs garner recognition

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Department entrepreneurs garner recognition

Finalists in the competition, Mark Carrington (left) and Dr Kamil Sokowlowski (right) at the awards ceremony, courtesy Cambridge Enterprise Monday, December 11, 2023 Two members of our department made it to the finals of the Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan competition in November. Mark Carrington, a final year PhD student who is jointly supervised by…

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Custom-built molecules may lead to metal-free, air tolerant batteries

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Custom-built molecules may lead to metal-free, air tolerant batteries

Professor Dame Clare Grey and Professor Oren Scherman, courtesy Chemistry Photography Monday, December 4, 2023 In research published in Nature, scientists from the Scherman and Grey research groups demonstrate a path to batteries that do not contain rare metals and are stable in the air.  The researchers show how a ‘custom-built’ class of metal-free pyridinium…

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Solar-powered device produces clean water and clean fuel at the same time

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Solar-powered device produces clean water and clean fuel at the same time

The latest artificial leaf hitches a lift on a punt on the River Cam Thursday, November 9, 2023 Researchers here have developed a floating, solar-powered device that can turn contaminated water or seawater into clean hydrogen fuel and purified water, anywhere in the world The device could be useful in resource-limited or off-grid environments, since…

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Book now for our Alumni Festival event

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Book now for our Alumni Festival event

An artificial leaf floats on the River Cam in front of the iconic Bridge of Sighs, courtesy @ReisnerGroup Monday, July 3, 2023 Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles while learning about the circular economy at our Alumni Festival event on Friday 22 September at 6pm. Prof of Energy & Sustainability Erwin Reisner In…

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Postgrad awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award in Sustainability

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Postgrad awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award in Sustainability

Chloe receiving her award, courtesy Cambridge Hub Wednesday, May 17, 2023 PhD student Chloe Balhatchet has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award in Sustainability. Chloe, who is in the second year of her PhD, uses NMR to find and investigate new materials for supercapacitors, which will play a critical role in the transition to…

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Driving on sunshine: clean, usable liquid fuels made from solar power

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Driving on sunshine: clean, usable liquid fuels made from solar power

The artificial leaf can produce liquid multi-carbon fuels using sunlight Thursday, May 18, 2023 Researchers from the Reisner group have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car’s engine as drop-in fuel.  The researchers used artificial photosynthesis to convert CO2, water and…

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CEB-Alumni

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CEB-Alumni

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