Lecturer in Computational Materials Chemistry
Micaela obtained her Msc and PhD at the University of Bologna in 2015, and held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Bordeaux and Northwestern University.
In 2019, she joined the University of Liverpool as the awardee of a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship and a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. She started her research group at King’s Chemistry in April 2022.
Tristan obtained his MChem at Swansea University in July 2022. He started working at King’s on a CCP5 summer bursary where he created a open-source π-stacking calculator. In Oct 2022, he joined the Matta research group at King’s College London as a PhD student. His research focuses on the computational design and screening of materials for applications in organic bioelectronics and mixed conduction.
Hannah Turney is a postgraduate computational chemistry researcher working towards her PhD in the Matta group. Hannah is working on developing software toolkits for in silico screening of polymer formulation excipients
In 2021, Hannah was awarded her MSci degree in biochemistry by the University of Birmingham specializing in omics methods. Hannah has over 3 years of industry experience in biopharmaceutical research and development.
Shujie Li is a PhD student in the Matta group at King’s College London. His research focuses on the characterization of melanins with analytical chemistry and computational chemistry, which involves a mix of synthesis, instrumental analysis, and data analysis, as well as performing density functional theory (DFT) calculations on melanin oligomers and using Python for data analysis/automation.
Shujie received a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Toronto (UofT) in 2020 and an MSc in Drug Design from University College London (UCL) in 2022. Shujie has 1 year of industry experience in analytical chemistry labotory in Pharmaron Beijing Co Ltd (Pharmaron).
Joy has recently started her Masters with the Matta group at King’s College London. Her MSci project focuses on validating the usage of neural network potentials to accurately predict structural properties of biomolecules.
Hamza Rahman joined the group as a MSci student. His research project focuses on studying novel donor-acceptor systems using DFT calculations.
Hongsu Wang is a MRes student in the Matta group at King’s College London. Her project is performing molecular dynamics simulations of conjugated polymers.
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