Department of Chemistry
                                     Temple University


    B.S., 1994, National and Kapodistrian University of  Athens, Greece;
    Ph.D., 2000, The Ohio State University;
    Postdoctoral fellow, 2000-2003, Johns Hopkins University.

    2005 NSF CAREER Award


    Research Interest:

   * Conical intersections and nonadiabatic effects
   * Photophysical behavior of DNA/RNA bases
   * QM/MM methodology for studying solvation in excited states
   * Understanding laser control of molecular dynamics




Department of Chemistry
Temple University
13th and Norris Streets
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Welcome to the Matsika group!

Matsika group, Summer 2012

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News and Recent Events

  • We are extremely proud of our undergraduate students in the group! Collective Congratulations to all of them! Recent achievements:
    • Cat Triandafillou, who graduated in Spring 2013, was awarded an NSF GRFP 2014. She has been accepted to several top graduate programs and making a decision soon.
    • JingXin Liang recently passed her candidacy exam and is now  a PhD candidate at CalTech. She was also honorary mentioned for the NSF GRFP.
    • Stephen Meloni has been accepted to UPenn graduate program in Chemistry.
    • Quynh Nguyen received an award for her poster at the 247th National ACS meeting in Dallas, and an honorary mention at the local ACS meeting
    • Collectively our undergraduates have published 8 papers, almost always as first authors.
  • New record for the group: 10 publications in 2012, including publications in JACS and PRL and 13 in 2013.
  • Dr. Matsika received an Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers to spend a sabbatical in Germany.
  • 11/22/2012:  Dr. Matsika delivered the 2012 Löwdin lectures at Uppsala University