Saleh, Martins, Michael, Max, Moritz

Dr Moritz F. Kuehnel ORCID iD icon


Moritz studied Chemistry at Freie Universität Berlin and obtained his PhD under the supervision of Dieter Lentz, developing homogeneous catalysts for selective C-F bond activation (link to PhD thesis) within the DFG Doctoral Training Centre ‘Fluorine as a Key Element‘. After a short stay with Thomas Braun at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, he joined Erwin Reisner’s lab in Cambridge to develop molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction within the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Syngas Chemistry. In 2018, Moritz moved to Swansea University as a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry. In 2020, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer (full CV). In December 2020, Moritz took up a part-time appointment as group leader at Fraunhofer IMWS in Leuna, Germany.

Michael Allan (since 10/2018)

Michael is a 3rd year PhD student funded by an EPSRC DTP studentship. He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Glasgow. Michael’s PhD focuses on exploring novel reaction media for the solar-driven production of hydrogen fuel.

Ryan O’Neill (since 3/2019)

Ryan is studying for an MSc by research. His project focuses on the valorisation of waste biomass in collaboration with Prof. Dan Eastwood (Biosciences).

Morgan McKee (since 1/2020)

Morgan is a 4th year undergraduate student undertaking his MChem dissertation research project in the Kuehnel Lab. He is investigating new ways of immobilising molecules on surfaces.


Max Kutter (3/2018 – 6/2018 and 10/2018 – 4/2019)

Erasmus+ fellow from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Moved to University of Bayreuth for a PhD with Prof. Christina Roth.

Martins Osaigbovo Omorogie, PhD (12/2018 – 4/2019)

ACU Blue Charter Fellow from Redeemer’s University, Nigeria

César Feniou (6/2019 – 9/2019)

Summer intern from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay

Saleh Alofi (1/2019 – 1/2020)

MSc by research student funded by Taibah University, Medina