Veronika Szalai is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. She received an A.B. in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Yale University. Her thesis work centered on biophysical measurements of water oxidation chemistry in natural photosynthesis. After completing postdoctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Veronika spent several years on the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. During that time, she and her group elucidated the biophysical chemistry of copper in Alzheimer’s disease fibrils, investigated the effects of DNA condensation on DNA oxidation processes, and developed methods to create quadruplex-based DNA materials. Veronika joined the CNST in 2010, and is leading projects focused on the fabrication of biomimetic nanostructures and on fundamental measurements of nanobiomaterials for artificial photosynthesis applications.
Energy Research Group
A.B. Chemistry - Bryn Mawr College
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry - Yale University