I am a new lecturer in the recently re-opened Chemistry Department at Swansea University. Our research is based on integrating molecular catalysts with nanomaterials into functional hybrid materials for solar fuel generation. Research projects cover a broad range of energy-related topics including photo- and electrocatalytic CO2 reduction and H2 generation with quantum dots, photo-electrochemical H2 evolution using perovskites and photocatalytic reforming of biomass. We are also interested in combining fluorine chemistry with solar energy conversion.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • CO2 reduction
  • H2 evolution
  • Biomass utilisation
  • Fluorine chemistry

Publications

  1. & Plastic waste as a feedstock for solar-driven H2 generation. Energy & Environmental Science 11(10), 2853-2857.
  2. & Aerobic conditions enhance the photocatalytic stability of CdS/CdOx quantum dots. Chemistry - A European Journal
  3. & ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water. Chemical Science 9(9), 2501-2509.
  4. & Tuning Product Selectivity for Aqueous CO2 Reduction with a Mn(bipyridine)-pyrene Catalyst Immobilized on a Carbon Nanotube Electrode. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(41), 14425-14435.
  5. & Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction in Water through Anchoring of a Molecular Ni Catalyst on CdS Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139(21), 7217-7223.

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Teaching

  • CH-232 Further Inorganic Chemistry

    This module will continue discussion of concepts traditionally considered to be inorganic chemistry studying the structure and bonding of main group and transition metal compounds and major classes of reactions. Symmetry and group theory will also be introduced in this module. Note: it is expected that material, techniques and skills covered in the course of this module will require understanding of any prior module. The module will have a variety of formative assessment opportunities and summative assessments that include writing of technical reports, a presentation, homework, workshops, and an exam.

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Mariolino Carta
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christian Klinke
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Juan Mareque-Rivas
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu