Improving Photocatalytic Energy Conversion via NAD(P)H

Wilm Jones, Joseph W.H. Burnett, Jiafu Shi, Russell F. Howe* (Corresponding Author), Xiaodong Wang* (Corresponding Author)

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Wilm Jones received his PhD from Cardiff University; his research concerned photocatalytic hydrogen production using supported gold and gold alloy nanoparticles. He then worked at the UK Catalysis Hub on CO2 hydrogenation, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Aberdeen, working on photocatalytic NADH regeneration. Currently Wilm works as a research associate for UCL at the Research Complex at Harwell on a project developing photocatalytic materials for the depollution of air. Joseph Burnett is a final year PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, where his research is focused on heterogeneous systems, utilizing both supported metal catalysts and photocatalysts for the regeneration of the biocofactor NADH. He obtained his BS in chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University, where his initial curiosity for catalysis was sparked, and later went on to study an MS in catalysis at Cardiff University. Jiafu Shi is an associate professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering of Tianjin University. He obtained his PhD in chemical technology from Tianjin University. After graduation, he joined the faculty of Tianjin University and started working at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley from 2016 to 2017. His research interests include biocatalysis, photo-biocatalysis, and hierarchically structured materials, which are related to energy and the environment. Russell Howe is a professor in materials chemistry at the University of Aberdeen. His research focuses on the use of spectroscopic methods to investigate catalysts and catalytic reaction mechanisms. Xiaodong Wang is a senior lecturer in chemical engineering at Lancaster University. Prior to this, he was a lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his PhD at Heriot-Watt University and completed both MS and BE studies at Tianjin University. Xiaodong's research interests are heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering; his recent work focuses on the innovative use of heterogeneous catalysts (e.g., supported metals) in enzymatic transformations via cofactor regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2055-2059
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2020


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