Research Officer
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Dr Rudd obtained her MChem degree from the University of York which included an Erasmus year in Muenster, Northern Germany. She then moved to Basel, Switzerland for her PhD before moving to North Carolina, USA a Swiss National Science Foundation Mobility Fellow. She had a two-year career break for parenting before starting her current position at Swansea University.

Dr Rudd’s research has always been interdisciplinary in nature, inspired by trying to recreate photosynthesis in the lab. She has experience in developing chromophores for dye-sensitised solar cells, water oxidation catalysts and, more recently, copper catalysts that convert carbon dioxide into fuels. The latter work has been featured in a number of online science and technology magazines. Alongside work in the lab Jennifer enjoys participating in Recycling Carbon – an outreach event to encourage the general public to think about their contribution to climate change.


  1. Rudd, J., Jones, D., Dunnill, C., Andreoli, E., Dunnill, C. Study of copper(II) oxide and copper(II) acetate on multiwalled carbon nanotubes by XPS Surface Science Spectra 26 1 014013
  2. Rudd, J., Gowenlock, C., Gomez, V., Kazimierska, E., Al-Enizi, A., Andreoli, E., Barron, A. Solvent-free microwave-assisted synthesis of tenorite nanoparticle-decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes Journal of Materials Science & Technology 35 6 1121 1127
  3. Constable, E., Devereux, M., Dunphy, E., Housecroft, C., Rudd, J., Zampese, J., Rudd, J. Water-soluble alkylated bis{4′-(4-pyridyl)-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine}ruthenium(ii) complexes for use as photosensitizers in water oxidation: a complementary experimental and TD-DFT investigation Dalton Transactions 40 20 5505
  4. Bozic-Weber, B., Chaurin, V., Constable, E., Housecroft, C., Meuwly, M., Neuburger, M., Rudd, J., Schönhofer, E., Siegfried, L., Rudd, J. Exploring copper(i)-based dye-sensitized solar cells: a complementary experimental and TD-DFT investigation Dalton Transactions 41 46 14157
  5. Lv, H., Rudd, J., Zhuk, P., Lee, J., Constable, E., Housecroft, C., Hill, C., Musaev, D., Geletii, Y., Rudd, J. Bis(4′-(4-pyridyl)-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine)ruthenium(ii) complexes and their N-alkylated derivatives in catalytic light-driven water oxidation RSC Advances 3 43 20647
  6. Murray, N., Rudd, J., Chamayou, A., Constable, E., Housecroft, C., Neuburger, M., Zampese, J., Rudd, J. Assembling model tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(ii) photosensitizers into ordered monolayers in the presence of the polyoxometallate anion [Co4(H2O)2(α-PW9O34)2]10− RSC Adv. 4 23 11766 11775
  7. Sheridan, M., Sherman, B., Marquard, S., Fang, Z., Ashford, D., Wee, K., Gold, A., Alibabaei, L., Rudd, J., Coggins, M., Meyer, T., Rudd, J. Electron Transfer Mediator Effects in Water Oxidation Catalysis by Solution and Surface-Bound Ruthenium Bpy-Dicarboxylate Complexes The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 45 25420 25428
  8. Song, N., Concepcion, J., Binstead, R., Rudd, J., Vannucci, A., Dares, C., Coggins, M., Meyer, T., Rudd, J. Base-enhanced catalytic water oxidation by a carboxylate–bipyridine Ru(II) complex Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 16 4935 4940
  9. Rudd, J., Brennaman, M., Michaux, K., Ashford, D., Murray, R., Meyer, T. Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Excited-State Properties of Three Ru(II) Quaterpyridine Complexes The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 120 11 1845 1852
  10. Rudd, J. Silver and Gold Complexes with Benzimidazolin-2-ylidene Ligands Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung

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