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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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CEB-Our research

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CEB-Our research

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New investment for battery degradation research

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New investment for battery degradation research

Professor Dame Clare Grey has a leading role in the research, courtesy Chemistry Photography Thursday, March 30, 2023 Professor Dame Clare Grey of this department will take a leading role in a new £29 million funding commitment to UK battery research. The Faraday Institution announced today the £29 million investment in six key battery research…

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Photosynthesis ‘hack’ could lead to new ways of generating renewable energy

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Photosynthesis ‘hack’ could lead to new ways of generating renewable energy

image of cells and electrons during photosynthesis Wednesday, March 22, 2023 An in-depth study of photosynthesis could lead to new ways of generating clean fuel and renewable energy. Dr Jenny Zhang from this department has coordinated an international team of physicists, chemists and biologists to study the earliest stages of photosynthesis in live cells at…

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Learning about a world powered by sunlight

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Learning about a world powered by sunlight

The Reisner Lab Outreach Team teach chemistry in an entertaining way, courtesy @ChemistryPhotograph Thursday, January 26, 2023 A group of students recently attended a lecture peppered with fun-filled experiments to illustrate the serious issue of how to combat climate change in an entertaining and informative way. More than 100 Year 10 students and teachers from…

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Glove recycling scheme reduces carbon footprint

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Glove recycling scheme reduces carbon footprint

Forse group members gather for litter picking Monday, December 19, 2022 Forse group PhD student Chloe Balhatchet has launched a glove recycling scheme which will help decrease the department’s carbon footprint.  The distinctive purple bins Chloe overcame numerous obstacles to introduce the successful scheme to recycle Nitrile gloves, which are used in many of the…

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Artificial leaf array recognised in solar fuel competition

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Artificial leaf array recognised in solar fuel competition

The Cambridge team and their artificial leaf array Thursday, December 1, 2022 A team of University of Cambridge researchers have reached the final of the EU “Fuel from the Sun” competition with their artificial leaf array which converts sunlight to solar fuel. The team, made up of researchers from the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry…

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Floating ‘artificial leaves’ ride the wave of clean fuel production

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Floating ‘artificial leaves’ ride the wave of clean fuel production

An artificial leaf floats on the River Cam near King’s College Chapel, courtesy UofCambridge Monday, August 15, 2022 Researchers here have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The team designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis…

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