2018 Corday-Morgan Prize Winner


Professor Erwin Reisner
Professor Erwin Reisner
University of Cambridge

 

Awarded for the development of solar-driven catalysis with molecularly engineered semiconductors and semi-artificial photosynthesis

 


About the Winner


Erwin Reisner received his education at the University of Vienna (Diploma in 2002, PhD with Prof Bernhard K. Keppler in 2005 and Habilitation in 2010). He worked as an Erwin Schrödinger postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof. Stephen J. Lippard (2005-2007), followed by further postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford with Prof Fraser A. Armstrong (2008-2009). 

After a brief stint as an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow at The University of Manchester, he joined the University of Cambridge in 2010 as a University Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and as a Fellow of St. John's College. He became the head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry in 2012, a co-director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional and Sustainable Nano (nanoDTC) in 2014 and a University Reader in 2015. 

In 2017, he was appointed to his current position as Professor of Energy and Sustainability. His laboratory explores chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, materials science, and engineering relevant to the development of solar-driven chemistry for the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals. As director of the UK Solar Fuels Network, he promotes and coordinates the national activities in artificial photosynthesis.


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