Imperial College London

Ernest Pastor

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate, Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy of Nanodevices



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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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Dong Y, Cha H, Zhang J, et al., 2019, The binding energy and dynamics of charge-transfer states in organic photovoltaics with low driving force for charge separation, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:150, ISSN:0021-9606, Pages:104704-104704

Kern J, Chatterjee R, Young ID, et al., 2018, Structures of the intermediates of Kok's photosynthetic water oxidation clock, Nature, Vol:563, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:421-+

Kroll T, Weninger C, Alonso-Mori R, et al., 2018, Stimulated X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy in Transition Metal Complexes, Physical Review Letters, Vol:120, ISSN:0031-9007

Miner EM, Gul S, Ricke ND, et al., 2017, Mechanistic Evidence for Ligand-Centered Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction with the Conductive MOF Ni<inf>3</inf>(hexaiminotriphenylene)<inf>2</inf>, Acs Catalysis, Vol:7, Pages:7726-7731

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