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Dr. Erwin Reisner

Dr. Erwin Reisner

Co-Director of Nano Science & Technology Doctoral Training Centre

Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow

University Lecturer


Departments and Institutes



  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Energy
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Organometallic compounds
  • Opals
  • Nano-assembly
  • Renewable Fuels

Key Publications

“Versatile Photocatalytic Systems for H2 Generation in Water Based on an Efficient DuBois-type Nickel Catalyst.” Gross, M. A.; Reynal, A.; Durrant, J. R.; Reisner, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 356–366.

“Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution with a Hydrogenase in a Mediator-Free System under High Levels of Oxygen.” Sakai, T.; Mersch, D.; Reisner, E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 12313–12316.

“RYB Tri-Colour Electrochromism based on a Molecular Cobaloxime.” Scherer, M.; Muresan, N. M.; Steiner, U.; Reisner, E. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10453–10455.

“Covalent immobilization of oriented photosystem II on a nanostructured electrode for solar water oxidation.” Kato, M.; Cardona, T.; Rutherford, A. W.; Reisner, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013, 135, 10610–10613.

“Immobilization of a Molecular Cobaloxime Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution on a Mesoporous Metal Oxide Electrode.” Muresan, N. M.; Willkomm, J.; Mersch, D.; Vaynzof, Y.; Reisner, E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 12749–12753.

“Cu2O/NiOx nanocomposite as an inexpensive photocathode in photoelectrochemical water splitting.” Lin, C.-Y.; Lai, Y.-H.; Mersch, D.; Reisner, E. Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 3482–3487.

“Selective Reduction of Aqueous Protons to Hydrogen with a Synthetic Cobaloxime Catalyst in the Presence of Atmospheric Oxygen.” Lakadamyali, F.; Kato, M.; Muresan, N. M.; Reisner, E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 51, 9381–9384.

“Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation with Photosystem II Integrated in a Mesoporous Indium-Tin Oxide Electrode.” Kato, M.; Cardona, T.; Rutherford, A. W.; Reisner, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 8332–8335.

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Call for Midi+PhD proposals

Dec 20, 2016

The NanoDTC invites Midi+PhD proposals from Cambridge Academics for its 2016 cohort. Submission deadline is 20th Feb 2017.

Admissions for Oct 2017 - 4th Jan Deadline

Dec 15, 2016

We are accepting applications for Oct 2017 entry. The deadline for applications to be considered in the 2nd round is 4th Jan. Please email if you have questions.

Helmholtz Prize for Nicholas Bell (NanoDTC Alumnus c2009)

Jun 27, 2016

Dr Nicholas Bell along with his PhD Supervisor Prof. Ulrich Keyser has received the 2016 Helmholtz Prize for groundbreaking work on identification and quantification of proteins in complex mixtures using nanopore sensing.

NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellows Selected

Jun 16, 2016

Students Richard Howe, Tarun Vemulkar and Jeroen Verheyen have been selected as the NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellows for 2016-17