My research interests lie in the field of solar energy conversion and storage. I have expertise in the development and characterisation of dye sensitised systems for solar cells and solar fuels. In particular, I have studied hybrid systems composed of a nanostructured semiconductor functionalised with a molecular dye and catalyst.
My expertise is the study of electron transfer kinetics and mechanisms in photocatalytic systems for proton and/or CO2 reduction using advanced time-resolved spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques (e.g. transient absorption spectroscopy and time correlated-single photon counting).
I am interested in studying the influence of the molecular structure of dyes and catalysts to the overall performance of the systems. Thus, my work aims to establish rules to control the electron transfer kinetics and mechanisms that are critical for photocatalytic fuel synthesis.