Welcome to the Molecular Catalysis group in the School of Chemistry at University of Lincoln. We work at the interface of molecules and materials with primary focus on developing new catalysts for renewable energy applications and sustainable chemistry.  Our research covers a broad range of energy-related topics including carbon dixodie reduction, water splitting, C-H activation and nitrogen activation using solar energy or renewable electricity

Research Themes

  • Molecular catalysts for solar-fuels and artificial photosynthesis

  • Catalyst immobilizationa and surface chemistry

  • Porous polymers, metal-organic frameworks and porous thin-films

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

  • Hybrid photocatalysts and molecular photoelectrodes

  • CO2  reduction, H2 evolution, C-H functionalization, N activation

Dr. Souvik Roy

Senior Lecturer

University of Lincoln, UK

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Electrochromic behaviour of a cobalt-phthalocyanine thin-film


Mar 26, 2021 - Funding from The Royal Society!

Our Research Grant application has been successful, this will provide funding for equipment to develop conductive porous polymers.

Jan 29, 2021 - Funding from RSC!

We've received Research Enablement Grant from RSC to develop hybrid z-scheme photocatalysts

Jan 27, 2021 - First paper of 2021 in ACS Catalysis

Electrocatalytic and solar-driven reduction of aqueous CO2 with molecular

cobalt phthalocyanine–metal oxide hybrid materials

April 12, 2020 - New paper in Angew. Chem.

Hybrid electrolyzer with molecular electrodes for glycerol oxidaiton coupled

to CO2 reduction

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