Prof. Dr. Erwin Reisner

University of Cambridge

Erwin Reisner received his education and professional training at the University of Vienna (PhD in 2005 with Prof Bernhard K. Keppler and Habilitation in 2010), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (postdoc from 2005-2007 with Prof. Stephen J. Lippard) and the University of Oxford (postdoc from 2008-2009 with Prof Fraser A. Armstrong). He started his independent career as a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge in 2010, where he is currently a University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and a Fellow of St. John’s College. He also heads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry and directs the UK Solar Fuels Network, which coordinates the national activities in artificial photosynthesis. His laboratory develops solar-driven catalysis by combining chemical biology, synthetic chemistry and materials chemistry.


Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry, Department of Chemistry,
University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
E-mail: reisner@ch.cam.ac.uk;

My Sessions

Solar-driven Synthesis of Fuels & Chemicals


The synthesis of solar fuels and chemicals through artificial photosynthesis does not only require the coupling of solar light absorption and charge separation, but also the direct pairing with chemical redox processes. This approach is a one-step and versatile alternative to the more indirect coupling of a photovoltaic cell with electrolysis and enables potentially the […]

Renewables to chemicals and fuels