Dr Micaela Matta
Lecturer in Chemistry
Micaela’s work leverages molecular simulations to explore the structure-properties of conducting polymers and bioinspired materials for applications in biosensors and bioelectronics.
She obtained her master's and PhD at the University of Bologna, 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.
Micaela’s research interests lie at the interface between bioinspired materials, organic electronics and bioelectronics. Her group will employ a range of computational techniques, from quantum chemistry to molecular dynamics simulations and cheminformatics, to design and characterise functional materials for biomedical applications and energy/information storage.
- Melanin-inspired materials as biocompatible electronic/ionic conductors
- Multiscale modelling of mixed conduction in organic materials
- Strucure-morphology of conjugated polymers