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, Summer 2012

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News and Recent Events

  • 4/26/2013: Our invited article for the   themed issue on “Interaction of UV radiation with DNA” in the Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is now online (DOI:10.1039/C3PP25449F).
  • 4/22/2013: Our collaborative J. Phys. Chem. Lett. paper with the Levis group is now online (DOI: 10.1021/jz400516h)
  • 4/18/2013: Cat Triandafillou presented her work at the 2013 TURF-CreWS poster session
  • New record for the group: 10 publications in 2012, including publications in JACS and PRL.