Akhtar Munir, a PhD Chemistry student under the supervision of Dr. Irshad Hussain, faculty at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has published a review article in ChemSusChem, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Wiley-VCH. ChemSucChem (impact factor 7.4) publishes cutting edge research and review articles at the interface of energy and sustainability covering various aspects of chemistry, catalysis, materials science, chemical engineering and biotechnology.
This review article discusses the decent catalytic role of extremely small (< 2 nanometer) aggregates of metal atoms (generally known as metal nanoclusters) for the photo-electrocatalytic hydrogen production from water, as a light harvesting antenna in the solar cell and conversion of carbon dioxide into potential fuels. These processes are extremely important to develop renewable energy technologies to ensure the production of clean and sustainable energy resulting in less global warming and improved public health.
The article can be accessed here.