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Christopher Windle

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christopher Windle received his PhD from the University of York (UK) in 2013 after working with Prof. Robin Perutz FRS on supramolecular photocatalysts for CO2 reduction. He went on to a postdoctoral position with Erwin Reisner at the University of Cambridge to work on heterogenised catalysts for CO2 reduction. He then joined Solhycat in 2015 and works on photocathodes for H2 production.

He also does outreach with Legos.

Selected Publications:

1. CO2 photoreduction with long-wavelength light: dyads and monomers of zinc porphyrin and rhenium bipyridine

C. D. Windle, M. V. Câmpian, A-K. Dhume-Klair, E. A. Gibson, R. N. Perutz, J. Schneider

Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8189-8191


2. Advances in molecular photocatalytic and electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

C. D. Windle, R. N. Perutz

Coord. Chem. Rev., 2012, 256, 2562-2570


3. Improving the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO through immobilization of a molecular Re catalyst on TiO2

C. D. Windle, E. Pastor, A. Reynal, A. C. Whitwood, Y. Vaynzof, J. R. Durrant, R. N. Perutz, E. Reisner

Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 3746-3754


4. Comparison of rhenium-porphyrin dyads for CO2 photoreduction: photocatalytic studies and charge separation dynamics studied by time-resolved IR spectroscopy

C. D. Windle, M. W. George, R. N. Perutz, P. Summers, X. Z. Sun, A. C. Whitwood

Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6847-6864


5. Heterogenised molecular catalysts for CO2 conversion

C. D. Windle, E. Reisner

Chimia, 2015, 69, 435-441


6. Electrocatalytic and solar-driven CO2 reduction to CO with a molecular Mn catalyst immobilized on mesoporous TiO2

T. E. Rosser, C. D. Windle, E. Reisner

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601038



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