Dr Motiar Rahaman
College Research Associate
Research interestsDr Motiar Rahaman obtained his B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) with honours in Chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and his M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He received a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (ESKAS) and moved to Switzerland for his Ph.D. in 2013. He obtained his PhD from University of Bern (Supervisor: Prof Peter Broekmann) in 2018 with Summa Cum Laude (final assessment: 6/6). The title of his PhD thesis was ‘Power to Value: Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 into Value-added Products’. He was then awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship (SNSF-EPM) and moved to the United Kingdom in 2019 to start his postdoctoral research at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge (Supervisor: Prof Erwin Reisner). He also received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship and currently, he is pursuing research in the Reisner Lab as a Marie-Curie fellow. His current research interests focus on photoelectrochemical (PEC) conversion of CO2 into multicarbon fuels using sunlight as well as combining some interesting substrate oxidation processes with solar-driven CO2 reduction which would direct us towards a sustainable and circular economy.