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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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NanoDTC Associates Competition - Deadline 27th October

Oct 10, 2017

The NanoDTC Associates competition is and opportunity for Cambridge PhD students working in nano related areas to become affiliatedto the NanoDTC and also receive a travel grant of up to £3000. Applications accepted until Fri 27th Oct.

NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series - Prof. Ijeoma Uchegbu, Nanomerics

Oct 10, 2017

The first event in the joint NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series kicks off with a series of brilliant speakers who are at different stages in their Innovation  and Entrepreneurship journey.

Learning About Leadership in Antarctica

Aug 30, 2017

Hannah Laeverenz Schlogelhofer (c2014) writes about her experience being part of a leadership programme for creating change towards a more sustainable future

NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellow's nano-battery wins accolades

Jul 27, 2017

Jean de La Verpilliere (c2013), NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellow and Managing Director of the newly formed startup Echion Technologies has won prizes in the Royal Society of Chemistry 2017 Emerging Technologies Competition and the Kings' College Entrepreneurship Prize