Ernest obtained a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College London in 2016 where he studied photo-electrocatalytic systems for solar-to-energy conversion by means of Transient Absorption Spectroscopy and electrochemical methods. Later, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in the group of Junko Yano and Vittal Yachandra, where he used x-ray crystallography and spectroscopic techniques at synchrotron and XFEL facilities to study electrocatalysts and biological systems such as Photosystem II. Currently, Ernest is a postdoc in the Ultrafast Optoelectronics Group and his research focuses on the use of ultrafast laser spectroscopies to find ways to observe and control molecular scale dynamics in nanostructured devices for solar-to-energy conversion.
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et al., 2017, Kinetic Analysis of an Efficient Molecular Light-Driven Water Oxidation System, Acs Catalysis, Vol:7, ISSN:2155-5435, Pages:5142-5150
et al., 2017, Water Oxidation Kinetics of Accumulated Holes on the Surface of a TiO2 Photoanode: A Rate Law Analysis, Acs Catalysis, Vol:7, ISSN:2155-5435, Pages:4896-4903
et al., 2017, Drop-on-demand sample delivery for studying biocatalysts in action at X-ray free-electron lasers, Nature Methods, Vol:14, ISSN:1548-7091, Pages:443-449