Molecular and nano-structured catalyst design toward dye sensitized solar fuel production
Date of Issue2016-01-14
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Harnessing the solar light and subsequent storage the solar energy in the form solar fuel hold the promise to address the future energy supply. Photocatalytic water splitting and photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction are the most attractive but challenging technologies for solar to fuel conversion. The main difficulty of these two reactions lies in the lack of low cost, stable and efficient catalysts. In this thesis, the research work is dedicated to the design and development of efficient catalysts that can withstand the cruel reduction and oxidation conditions in photocatalytic water splitting systems.