Associate Professor
                               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, Spring 2015

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News and Recent Events

  • Dr. Zhen Lu defended his PhD on Friday, April 3, 2015. Congratulations Dr. Lu!
  • Vince Spata received an award for his poster at the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver. Congratulations Vince!
  • Prof. Matsika named Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • We are extremely proud of our undergraduate students in the group! Recent achievements:
    • Chey Jones has been accepted to MARC
    • Quynh Nguyen  was also honorary mentioned for the 2015 NSF GRFP, and has been accepted to several  graduate programs in Chemical Physics.
    • Cat Triandafillou, who graduated in Spring 2013 was awarded an NSF GRFP 2014. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago.
    • JingXin Liang recently passed her candidacy exam and is now  a PhD candidate at CalTech. She was also honorary mentioned for the 2014 NSF GRFP.
    • Stephen Meloni is currently a graduate student at UPenn.
    • Collectively our undergraduates have published 8 papers, almost always as first authors.