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Materials Chemistry Group


Mr Bright Nsolebna Jaato

St. Edmund’s College,

Research Interest:

The increase in population growth and industrialization have led to corresponding growths in energy demand and waste production globally. Conventional methods for solving these challenges are expensive and environmentally unsustainable, creating the urgent need for less expensive and environmentally sustainable solutions. As a PhD student, my areas of research interest are geared toward providing sustainable solutions to these imminent challenges. These areas include:

  • Photo-catalysis
  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy Storing Devices
  • Environmental Remediation

Currently, at the University of Cambridge, my focus is on the synthesis of metal–oxide photo-catalyst materials that are capable of absorbing both UV and visible light for water-splitting (to generate hydrogen fuel) and for water purification.


  • Commonwealth Split-Site (PhD) Scholarship - University of Cambridge - 2019
  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Fund for Young Electrochemists - 2019
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Scholarship - Building a New Generation of Academics Project - 2018
  • Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Scholarship Award - 2018
  • ANSOLE sponsorship - School 1 on Sustainable Energertics, Burkina Faso - 2017
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) sponsorship - International Conference on Material Chemistry - 2016
  • Ghana Government Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTESS) - 2010

Other roles

  • Head of Branding, Publicity and Partnership - African Society of Cambridge University
  • Member, Materials Science Green Impact Group, University of Cambridge

Selected Publications:

  • Jaato B. N., Kingsford-Adaboh R., Dodoo-Arhin D. H-doped TiO2-X Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Generation and Environmental Remediation. Poster presented at: 70th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry; 2019 Aug 4 – 9; Durban, South Africa.
  • Jaato, Bright N. “Investigation of Ghanaian Natural Dyes for Possible Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs)”. Book of abstracts for International conference on Material Science: Renewable and sustainable energy from the hot sun: Can Materials Chemistry help deliver (2016):35. Abstract.