PhD student

Group of Bioinspired Materials


Lucia received her Masters in theoretical chemistry from the Universidad Autonoma Madrid. She is current working on artificial analogues of methane monooxygenase enzymes for dioxygen activation reactions through time-resolved X-ray absorption, emission and laboratory-based techniques with fs-ps temporal resolution. Lucia Velasco has participated in several specialization courses, including the synchrotron summer schools organized by Stanford. She has 3 scientific publications including PCCP, JACS and Chemical Science.

  1. M. Gil-Sepulcre, J.O. Lindner, D. Schindler, L. Velasco, D. Moonshiram, O. Rudiger, S. DeBeer, V. Stepanenko, E. Solano, F. Wurthner, A. Llobet , "Surface-Promoted Evolution of Ru-bda Coordination Oligomers Boosts the Efficiency of Water Oxidation Molecular Anodes", J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2021, (
  2. K.Keshari, M.Bera, L.Velasco, S.Munshi, G.Gupta, D.Moonshiram*, S.Paria, "Characterization and Reactivity Study of Non-Heme High-Valent Iron-Hydroxo Complexes", Chem.Sci, 2021, 12, 4418-4424 (
  3. L. Velasco, L. Llanos, P. Levin, A. Vega, J. Yin, X. Zhang, L. Lemus, D. Aravena, D.Moonshiram*, "" Structure and Excited-State Dynamics of Dimeric Copper (I) photosensitizers Investigated by Time-resolved X-ray and Optical Transient Absorption Spectroscopy", Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys, 2021, 23, 3656 - 3667 (