Loreta A. Muscarella

Loreta A. Muscarella

Postdoctoral researcher
Utrecht University

Loreta A. Muscarella


Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

Contact information

Vening Meinesz building B, 2.01

Email address

Key expertises

Perovskites, photoluminescence, transient absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction

About me

I was born in Palermo, in the southernmost island of Italy. I moved to Rome where I received my BSc and MSc in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at Sapienza – Universitá di Roma. In 2018, I started my PhD in physics at AMOLF, in The Netherlands, in the group of Prof. Bruno Ehrler where I investigated the effects of strain in halide-perovskites. In 2022, I started as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University in the group of Dr. Eline Hutter.

About my research

My research focuses on understanding the photophysics of three dimensional and layered two dimensional lead-free halide perovskites. In the recent years, these materials have emerged as intriguing materials for water splitting, CO2 reduction, and N2 fixation. The goal of the project is to investigate such materials as platform for photochemical and to unveil how the structural and compositional modulations are reflected on the optical properties of these materials and on their performances as catalysts. One of the key aspect of my research is the collaboration with experts in several fields as I believe that multidisciplinary research is key to significant advances in any scientific field. (Postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the hub Utrecht)