Martina Lessio

Martina Lessio

Martina Lessio

Scientia Fellow

Contact details

Email: martina.lessio@unsw.edu.au

Office

Room 124, Level 1, Dalton Building (F12)

Research Group Website

https://sites.google.com/view/martina-lessio/ 

Biographical Details

Martina is orginally from Torino (Italy), where she completed both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemistry. She then moved to Princeton University (United States) where she earned a PhD in Chemistry in 2017 under the mentorship of Professor Emily Carter. During her time at Princeton, Martina used computational chemistry to investigate catalysts for CO2 conversion. After the completion of her PhD, Martina joined Columbia University (United States) as a Columbia Science Fellow. In this role, Martina was part of a team of scientists teaching the first-year undergraduate course "Frontiers of Science" and conducted research on novel functional materials in the group of Professor David Reichman. Following this experience, Martina moved to Australia to continue her research and teaching career at the University of Sydney, where she was awarded a University of Sydney Fellowship to work on computational modelling of metal-organic frameworks. In 2020, Martina joined the School of Chemistry at UNSW as a Scientia Fellow. In this role, she uses computational methods to investigate molecules and materials for sustainability applications.