Dr. Elisabet Romero

Functional Molecular Assemblies
Light in Chemistry

Group Leader:

Elisabet Romero

Administrative Support:

Maria José Gutiérrez

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Valentin Maffeis / Mariano Curti / Ana Sofía Morillo / Sharmistha Chatterjee

PhD students:

Saeed Shareef

Master students

Milan Dimitrovski (until Sep.)


Dr. Romero aims at developing a new generation of bio-inspired macromolecular systems able to convert solar energy to fuel. The group objective is to design and construct chromophore-protein assemblies based on abundant and biodegradable materials with the capacity to absorb, transfer and convert sunlight into electrochemical energy with high efficiency. The resulting energy and electron transfer dynamics in these assemblies will be investigated by ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Ultimately, the optimized systems will be incorporated into devices to provide a renewable, safe and inexpensive energy solution towards a sustainable future.


Complete mapping of energy transfer pathways in the plant light-harvesting complex Lhca4
Tros, M.; Novoderezhkin, V. I.; Croce, R.; Grondellea, R. V.; Romero, E.
Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 2020, 22, 25720-25729



Engineering Bio-Inspired Systems for the Conversion of Solar Energy to Hydrogen
ERC Starting Grant | Ref: 805524 |

ICIQ Starting Career Programme
CELLEX-ICIQ, Ministerio, Severo Ochoa | Ref: ICIQ-SCP