Asterios Charisiadis is a greek postdoctoral researcher who is working alongside Dooshaye Moonshiram in the Bioinspired Materials team at the Material Science Institute of Madrid.

What have you worked on so far?

I studied Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Crete (Greece) and I was also awarded both MSc and PhD diplomas from that University, working on the synthesis and characterization of porphyrin-based systems towards light harvesting applications. After that, I moved to Dublin (Ireland) to work as a postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College in Dublin on the synthesis of non-planar and strapped porphyrin derivatives as drugs for Photodynamic Therapy.

What will you work on? With whom?

While working as a member of the Moonshiram group, I will tackle the preparation of Artificial Photosynthetic arrays and the mapping of the energetic/atomic requirements of Earth Abundant Water Oxidation Catalysts - Photosensitizers Dyads.

Why did you choose ICMM?

Good research facilities, and an opportunity to expand my knowledge on fields of research that I have not worked on so far.

And a personal touch: any hobbies? What would you like to contribute to the institute?

Traveling, hiking, swimming, watching movies.