Dr Anna Isakova
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- Address: School of Engineering,
Room C503, Merz Court,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Anna Isakova obtained two “cotutelle” PhDs in 2015, one from Aston University (in Applied chemistry) and one from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM, in Condensed matter physics), working on polymers for application in organic solar cells. After a postdoctoral position as a Marie Curie Fellow at the IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain, where she studied photodynamics in polymer blends, she joined the team at Newcastle University.
Dr. Isakova’s current research is focused on polymer-bound catalysis for oscillatory reactions and its biomedical applications; thin films in organic electronics (in collaboration with University of Sheffield) and photophysics of excited states (in collaboration with IMDEA Nanoscience, KAUST and University of Hull).
Areas of expertise
- Polymer chemistry
- Condensed matter photophysics
- Isakova A, Murdoch B, Novakovic K. From small molecules to polymeric catalysts in the oscillatory carbonylation reaction: multiple effects of adding HI. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018. In Press.
- Isakova A, Burton C, Nowakowski DJ, Topham PD. Diels-Alder cycloaddition and RAFT chain end functionality: an elegant route to fullerene end-capped polymers with control over molecular mass and architecture. Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8(18), 2796-2805.
- Isakova A, Novakovic K. Oscillatory Chemical Reactions In The Quest For Rhythmic Motion of Smart Materials. European Polymer Journal 2017, 95, 430-439.