About SERGIO IOPPOLO
Astrophysicist and astrochemist by training, in 2010 I obtained my PhD at the Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, the Netherlands. In the following years, supported by prestigious fellowships, e.g. Marie Curie IOF, I applied different techniques, e.g. THz time-domain spectroscopy (Caltech, USA), and developed numerous ultrahigh vacuum systems to investigate the formation of molecules in space ice analogs from the ultraviolet to the far infrared spectral range. In 2015, I started my Royal Society URF at the Open University (UK), where I became research leader in the Molecular Astrophysics laboratory. In 2017, I moved to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as a lecturer within the Antennas group, further developing my link to the UK THz community.
My research group at QMUL applies ultrahigh vacuum laboratory techniques to investigate the molecular evolution of the Universe at large international facilities such us free-electron lasers (FELIX Laboratory, NL), ion accelerators (MTA ATOMKI, HU) , and synchrotrons (ISA ASTRID2, DK).