Imperial College London

Mr Camilo A. Mesa

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Assistant



+44 (0)20 7594 9551camilo.mesa-zamora11




134ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Camilo A Mesa graduated in Chemistry from National University of Colombia (Colombia) in 2008 and obtained a joint M. Sc. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2011 after completing his master project on the effect of catalyst overlayers on hematite photoanodes for water splitting at Imperial College London under James Durrant supervision.

In 2014 Camilo joined the Durrant group again to start his PhD studying the catalysis of oxidation reactions on semiconductors. Particularly, Camilo has been interested in the study of the key thermodynamic factors affecting the oxidation of organic substrates, such methanol, and the oxidation of water in water splitting.



Mesa CA, Kafizas A, Francas L, et al., 2017, Kinetics of Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Methanol on Hematite Photoanodes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:139, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:11537-11543

Pastor E, Le Formal F, Mayer MT, et al., 2017, Spectroelectrochemical analysis of the mechanism of (photo)electrochemical hydrogen evolution at a catalytic interface, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

Ma Y, Mesa CA, Pastor E, et al., 2016, Rate Law Analysis of Water Oxidation and Hole Scavenging on a BiVO4 Photoanode, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:1, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:618-623

Le Formal F, Pastor E, Tilley SD, et al., 2015, Rate Law Analysis of Water Oxidation on a Hematite Surface, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:137, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:6629-6637

Barroso M, Mesa CA, Pendlebury SR, et al., 2012, Dynamics of photogenerated holes in surface modified alpha-Fe2O3 photoanodes for solar water splitting, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:109, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:15640-15645

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