The Rochford Research Group is primarily interested in the synthesis and characterization of novel molecular systems for photochemical and electrochemical applications. The Group has a strong focus on the development of transition metal complexes for application in artificial photosynthetic systems and the development of organic chromophores for biomedical applications. Please follow the links below for more information.

Our research is organised along several complementary themes:

  • Solar CO2 REduction (SCO2RE).
  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs)
  • Molecular photoacoustic contrast agents (MPACs)
  • Transition metal non-innocent ligand complexes

We approach each theme with a variety of techniques:

  • Inorganic & organic synthesis (traditional and microwave)
  • Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Photoelectrochemistry (photovoltaic J-V and IPCE analysis)
  • Gas chromatography and NMR monitored electrocatalysis
  • Steady state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Nanosecond laser flash photolysis
  • Optical and photoacoustic z-scan spectroscopy