Dr Maria Alfredsson obtained her PhD in 1999 from Uppsala University, studying H-bonded systems using first principles simulations.
After graduation she received a Research Fellowship from the Swedish Research Council to study metal/oxide interfaces at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, UK, followed by a Post-Doctoral research position at the University of College, London, in the field of environmental sciences.
Since, 2007 she holds a permanent position at the University of Kent.
Her research is focused on materials for energy and environment, including experimental work, e.g. synchrotron spectroscopy techniques as well as theoretical studies, for interpretation and prediction of experiments.