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Prof Erwin Reisner

Prof Erwin Reisner

Co-Director of NanoDTC

Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry


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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Admissions for Oct 2020

Sep 03, 2019

We are now accepting applications for Oct 2020 entry. The deadline for the 1st review round is 3 Dec 2019. Some funding applications may be sooner. See for more information.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Aug 09, 2019

Demelza Wright and Taylor Uekert, both cohort 2016 students, have featured in the Inspirational Scientist Video series put together by Cambridge University Press Education.

Call for Mini Project proposals

Jun 19, 2019

The NanoDTC invites Mini Project proposals from Cambridge Academics for its incoming c2019 cohort. Submission deadline is 11th Oct 2019.