Dr. Chanon Pornrungroj

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Research Profile



  • Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2023
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2017
  • B.Sc. (Advanced Molecular Chemistry), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2015

Research Interest

My research focuses on advancing solar-driven technologies and methodologies with the goal of addressing the interconnected challenges at the confluence of the Water-Energy-Food-Environment nexus. Central to my work is the concept of the “Complementary Solar Conversion Approach,” which aims to harness and integrate diverse technologies and materials to enhance the efficiency of solar energy capture and conversion, ultimately leading to improved solar energy utilization in various contexts. My research interests encompass green fuel synthesis, energy storage, solar fuels, green hydrogen, photoelectrochemical devices, and artificial photosynthesis. For more information, please visit chanonlab.com



Energy materials
Solar conversion
Photo-thermal catalysis

Selected Publications

1. Hybrid photothermal–photocatalyst sheets for solar-driven overall water splitting coupled to water purification, C. Pornrungroj, † A. B. M. Annuar,† Q. Wang, M. Rahaman, S. Bhattacharjee, V. Andrei, E. Reisner. Nature Water; 1, 952-960 (2023)

2. Thermoelectric-photoelectrochemical water splitting under concentrated solar irradiation, C. Pornrungroj, † V. Andrei, † E. Reisner. Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS); 145, 13709-13714 (2023)

3. Floating perovskite-BiVO4 devices for scalable solar fuel production, V. Andrei,† G. M. Ucoski,† C. Pornrungroj, C. Uswachoke, Q. Wang, et al. Nature 608, 518-522 (2022)

4. Strategies to improve light utilization in solar fuel synthesis, Q. Wang,† C. Pornrungroj,† S. Linley, E. Reisner. Nature Energy, 7, 13-24 (2022)

5. Bifunctional perovskite-BiVO4 tandem devices for uninterrupted solar and electrocatalytic water splitting cycles, C. Pornrungroj,† V. Andrei,† M. Rahaman, C. Uswachoke, H. J. Joyce, D. S. Wright, E. Reisner. Advanced Functional Materials 31, 2008182 (2021)

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