Currently I work as a Marie-Curie fellow at the Laboratory for Astrophysics in Leiden Observatory. My current research focus is on obtaining physical and chemical properties of large PAHs, so called GRAND PAHs by utilizing various complementary spectroscopic techniques such as lasers, synchrotrons and free electron lasers.
2017 – 2019: I worked as a postdoc at the Synchrotron SOLEIL institute on the VUV beamline entitled DESIRS (Dichroïsme Et Spectroscopie par Interaction avec le Rayonnement Synchrotron), situated in the suburbs of Paris.
There, my research is focused on reactive molecular radical species of interest to the astrochemical and combustion-chemistry societies. This included small organic and inorganic species found in the interstellar and intergalactic media, intermediate molecular species in combustion processes, PAHs, fullerenes, etc.
2016-2017: I have previously worked on dissociative electron attachment (DEA) of large inorganic molecules, under the supervision of Prof. O. Ingólfsson at the University of Iceland (UI).
During my PhD (2012-2016) at UI, under the guidance of Prof. Á. Kvaran, my research’s main focus was on the photofragmentations of hydrogen halides. These were studied with mass-resolved resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) and velocity map imaging (VMI) experiments, performed in Prof. Á. Kvaran’s lab at the University of Iceland, and P. Samartzsis’ lab at the FORTH institute of electronic structure and laser in Crete. My doctoral thesis can be found here. /pdf