Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Assistant in Spectroscopic Studies of Photocatalyst







ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Benjamin Moss is a PhD candidate working in the group of Prof. James Durrant. He completed a BSc Hons (1st class) from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 followed by a MRes in green chemistry (Distinction) in 2015. In 2016 he began a PhD working in collaboration with the Domen group (Univ. Tokyo) studying the photoelectrochemistry and electronic structure of materials in Z-scheme water splitting devices.

Ben is particularly interested in the relationship between the band structure of semiconductors and their operando properties, as well as the development and study of new in situ and operando techniques to capable of probing the  fundamental properties of semiconducting materials.  

A full list of publications can be found here:



Corby S, Tecedor M-G, Tengeler S, et al., 2020, Separating bulk and surface processes in NiO(x)electrocatalysts for water oxidation, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Vol:4, ISSN:2398-4902, Pages:5024-5030

Mesa CA, Steier L, Moss B, et al., 2020, Impact of synthesis route on the water oxidation kinetics of hematite photoanodes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol:11, ISSN:1948-7185, Pages:7285-7290

Moss B, Le H, Corby S, et al., 2020, Anisotropic electron transport limits performance of Bi2WO6 photoanodes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:124, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:18859-18867

Moss B, Wang Q, Butler K, et al., 2020, Linking in-situ charge accumulation to electronic structure in doped SrTiO3 reveals design principles for hydrogen evolving photocatalysts, Nature Materials, ISSN:1476-1122

Moss B, Lim KK, Beltram A, et al., 2017, Comparing photoelectrochemical water oxidation, recombination kinetics and charge trapping in the three polymorphs of TiO2, Scientific Reports, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-2322

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