Julien Warnan, MRSC
I was brought up in France and studied organic chemistry at the Université de Nantes (France). After advancing molecules and devices towards hybrid and organic photovoltaics during my PhD and a postdoctoral tenure at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia), I developed a deep interest in the conversion of solar energy to chemicals as a means towards energy storage at the University of Cambridge (UoC, UK) in the group of Prof. Erwin Reisner. In 2018, I was awarded a merit advancement in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution over and above the normal expectation, and ensured the role of Senior Research Associate at the UoC.
Since December 2019, I have been pursuing research on Functional Molecules and Materials for Energy as a Junior Group Leader as part of the Chair of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany).
I have so far authored ~50 publications, delivered several invited talks across the world and helped secure millions-worth (ERC, Doppler) research fundings. I have been a Guest Editor for special editions on artificial photosynthesis and been interviewed about my work by the newspaper Le Parisien and magazine Chem@Cam.