CTO and Co-founder – Dr David Wakerley
David’s passion for sustainable Chemistry led to an academic research career. Between 2012 and 2016, he undertook his PhD research at the University of Cambridge on the photochemical conversion of biomass to hydrogen, leading to a patent and publication in Nature Energy. David then obtained a Marie Curie Prestige fellowship to undertake post-doctoral studies at the College de France, where he applied his expertise to the development of systems for the reduction of CO2 into diverse chemical compounds. Here, he developed further patents and published a manuscript in Nature Materials, after which he received the Lindemann Trust Fellowship to pursue post-doctoral research at Stanford University.
His expertise includes catalyst synthesis and their operation, as well as the use of bio-inspired organic species to improve the stability and efficiency of inexpensive catalysts.