Dr. Ghaderian, former PhD student in Prof. Llobet’s group has won the Gold prize in the “Explaining Their Research in a Video” competition talking about his investigation on “Water Oxidation with Ru-bda.”
In the video, Dr. Ghaderian explains the need to replace fossil fuels with sustainable energy sources to stop global warming. Water and sunlight are a clean and potentially cheap option to replace fossil fuels, and plants have been using them for billions of years. Dr. Abolfazl Ghaderian delves into how water can be split into molecular oxygen, protons, and electrons by water oxidation catalysts (WOCs). The proton generated during the process can be used to produce hydrogen gas as a cheap, clean, and sustainable energy source. “Summarising all my research was a little tricky,” says Dr. Ghaderian “my goal was to use my experience from oral presentations and use all the ways I learnt to get people’s attention. Then, I wanted my audience to think deeply about the future of the earth, so they act and do the right thing.”
You can watch the video here.
The contest was one of the activities of the Chemistry – A European Journal 25th anniversary. Chemistry—A European Journal is peer-reviewed journal, publishing the latest research from all areas of chemistry and related fields on behalf of Chemistry Europe, an association of 16 European chemical societies, and supported by the Asian Chemical Editorial Societies.