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Saleh, Martins, Michael, Max, Moritz


Dr Moritz F. Kuehnel ORCID iD icon

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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.


Sophie Powell (since 10/2021)

Sophie is a final year MChem student. Her project is focusing on homogeneous photocatalysts for generating hydrogen.


Anna Catton (from 1/2022)

Anna is a final year BSc student. Her project is focusing on deep eutectic solvents for solar hydrogen generation.


Ellie O’Neill (from 1/2022)

Ellie is final year BSc student. Her project is focusing on photoreactor development.



Alumni



Sophie Powell (1/2021 – 5/2021)

BSc project student


Ethan Tull (1/2021 – 5/2021)

BSc project student


Ellis Willis (1/2021 – 5/2021)

BSc project student


Morgan McKee (1/2020 – 5/2020 and 9/2020 – 7/2021)

BSc and MChem project student
Will move to University of Montreal for a PhD with Prof. Nikolay Kornienko


Ryan O’Neill (3/2019-3/2021)

MSc by research student funded by EPSRC


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
Moved to Queen’s University Belfast for a PhD