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). This synthetic work covered a broad range of inorganic chemistry and he received aditional training in all spects of fluorine chemistry 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 (full CV). In 2018, he moved to Swansea University as a lecturer in inorganic chemistry.

Michael Allan (since 10/2018)

Michael is a 2nd 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.

Saleh Alofi (since 1/2019)

Saleh is studying for an MChem by research funded by a scholarship from Taibah University. He received his undergraduate degree from Taibah University (Medina) and studied at University of Guelph (Canada). Saleh develops hybrid photocatalysts for solar-driven waste valorisation.

Ryan O’Neill (since 3/2019)

Ryan is a 1st year PhD student supported by an EPSRC DTP studentship. His project focuses on the valorisation of waste biomass in collaboration with Prof. Dan Eastwood (Biosciences).


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

Erasmus+ fellow from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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