Our research interests combine aspects of synthetic chemistry with aspects of physico-chemical
characterization and utilization of novel materials as building blocks for functional
photochemical architectures and devices.
The need to secure the future supply of clean and sustainable energy is one of the
key scientific challenges for the 21st century. Our current primary research interest
is therefore the development of chemistry-based approaches to solar energy conversion,
particularly the synthesis of novel nanostructured and hybrid materials for use in
photochemical systems capable of harnessing solar energy to drive useful chemical
transformations (for example, hydrogen production or degradation of harmful pollutants).