Curtis P. Berlinguette



  • Program Co-Director
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


  • Canada


PhD (Inorganic Chemistry), Texas A&M University
BSc (Chemistry), University of Alberta


Curtis Berlinguette leads a research program fully dedicated to solar energy conversion schemes,

including the design of novel nanoscale materials for advanced solar cells, and the development of economically viable ways to store solar electricity as high-density fuels such as hydrogen. His program seeks to translate fundamental laboratory discoveries at interfaces into commercially viable devices.


NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, 2016

Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, 2016

Canada Research Chair in Solar Energy Conversion, 2014

Calgary's Top 40 Under 40, 2012

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2011

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion, 2008

Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award, 2007

Relevant Publications

Weekes, D.M., Salvatore, D.A., Reyes, A., Huang, A., & Berlinguette, C.P. (2018). Electrolytic C02 reduction in a flow cell.  Accounts of Chemical Research, 51(4), 910-918. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00010

Salvatore, D.A., Weekes, D.M., He, J., Dettelbach, K.E., … & Berlinguette, C.P.(2018). Electrolysis of gaseous CO2 to CO in a flow cell with a bipolar membrane. ACS Energy Letters, 3(1), 149-54. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01017
Li, T., Kasahara, T., He, J., Dettelbach, K.E., Sammis, G.M., & Berlinguette, C.P. (2017). Photoelectrochemical oxidation of organic substrates in organic media. Nature Communications, 8, 390. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00420-y

Hu, K., Blair, A.D, Piechota, E.J., Schauer, P.A.,…& Berlinguette, C.P. (2016). Kinetic Pathway for Interfacial Electron Transfer from a Semiconductor to a Molecule. Nature Chemistry, 8, 853-859. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2549

Smith, R.D., Prevot, M.S., Fagan, R.D., Zhang, Z.,…& Berlinguette, C.P. (2013). Photochemical route for accessing amorphous metal-oxide materials for heterogeneous water oxidation catalysis. Science, 340(6128), 60-63. Doi: 10.1126/science.1233638.


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