School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Anna Isakova

Research Associate


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