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Tim Rosser

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tim obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2016, working in the group of Erwin Reisner. His PhD work focused on the immobilisation of molecular catalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction. This was followed in 2017 by a 6 month JSPS post-doctoral fellowship in Japan working in the Domen-Minegishi laboratory at the University of Tokyo. There he worked on photocathodes for photoelectrochemical H2 production. In October 2017 he then moved to Grenoble to work in the SolHyCat group of Vincent Artero. His research interests now concern CO2 reduction. He likes racket sports and cycling and is looking forward to exploring the area around Grenoble.

Selected Publications
  1. Precious-metal free photoelectrochemical water splitting with immobilised molecular Ni and Fe redox catalysts

Rosser, T. E.; Gross, M. A.; Lai, Y.-H.; Reisner, E. Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4024-4035.

  2. Electrocatalytic and Solar-Driven CO2 Reduction to CO with a Molecular Manganese Catalyst Immobilized on Mesoporous TiO2

Rosser, T. E.; Windle, C. D.; Reisner, E. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7388-7392.

  3. Solar-driven reforming of lignocellulose to H2 with a CdS/CdOx photocatalyst

Wakerley, D. W.; Kuehnel, M. F.; Orchard, K. L.; Ly, K. H.; Rosser, T. E.; Reisner, E. Nature Energy 2017, 2 (4), 17021.

  4. Understanding Immobilized Molecular Catalysts for Fuel-Forming Reactions through UV/Vis Spectroelectrochemistry

Rosser, T. E. & Reisner, E. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 3131–3141.


  5. Tuning Product Selectivity for Aqueous CO2 Reduction with a Mn(bipyridine)-pyrene Catalyst Immobilized on a Carbon Nanotube Electrode

Reuillard, B.; Ly, K. H.; Rosser, T. E.; Kuehnel, M. F.; Zebger, I.; Reisner, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06269.