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Our aim is to develop a new generation of bio-inspired macromolecular systems able to convert solar energy to fuel. The group objective is to design and construct chromophore-protein assemblies based on abundant and biodegradable materials with the capacity to absorb, transfer and convert sunlight into electrochemical energy with high efficiency. The resulting energy and electron transfer dynamics in these assemblies will be investigated by ultrafast laser spectroscopy.
Ultimately, the optimized systems will be incorporated into devices to provide a renewable, safe and inexpensive energy solution towards a sustainable future.