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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Fax: 215-204-1532






Welcome to the Matsika group!

Matsika group, Spring 2018

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News and Recent Events

  • We are excited to welcome Salsabil, Mushir and Mohammad to our group!
  • Our paper on dynamics of radical cations is featured as 2016 JCP Editors' Choice
  • Congratulations to Chey Jones for being awarded a 2017 NSF GRFP and the Scholastic Achievement Award in Chemistry by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society!
  • Congratulations to Salsabil Abou-Hatab for being accepted to the PhD program at Temple University!
  • Prof. Spiridoula Matsika receives the 2016 CST Dean’s Distinguished Award for Excellence in Research.
  • We are extremely proud of our undergraduate students in the group! Recent achievements:
    • The first undergraduate student in the group Kandis Gilliard is featured at Temple University Magazine Winter 2017 issue
    • Chey Jones is the third undergraduate student from our group who received  an NSF GRFP. Quynh Nguyen was awarded an NSF GRFP in 2016 while Cat Triandafillou was  awarded an NSF GRFP in 2014.  Stephen Meloni and JingXin Liang have also been honorary mentioned for the NSF GRFP.
    • Collectively our undergraduates have published 10 papers, almost always as first authors.