Desiré Molina-Alcaide was born in Autonomous City of Melilla, in 1982. She finished her degree in Pharmacy in 2011, at Miguel Hernández University. In October 2011 she joined the research group of Prof. Ángela Sastre-Santos as PhD student. She is working on developing new molecules and materials for use in optoelectronic devices. On October 2016, she defended her PhD thesis awarded with the "Cum Laude" qualification.
Desiré Molina, Mohamed E. El-Khouly, Maged El-Kemary, Sunichi Fukuzumi, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro and Ángela Sastre-Santos. Light-Harvesting Phthalocyanine–Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives: Synthesis, Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, and Photochemical Studies, Chemistry- A European Journal 2016,
Desiré Molina, Mohamed E. El-Khouly, Savvas Ioannou, Andreas S. Kalogirou, Panayiotis A. Koutentis and Ángela Sastre-Santos. Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of a Low-Symmetry Tribenzoisothiazoloporphyrazine, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2016,
Luis M. Arellano, Luis Martín-Gomis, Habtom Gozebe, Myriam Barrejón, Desiré Molina, Maria J Gómez-Escalonilla, J L G Fierro, Minfang Zhang, Masako Yudasaka, Sumio Iijima, Francis DSouza, Fernando Langa and Ángela Sastre-Santos . Peripheral versus Axial Substituted Phthalocyanine-Double- Walled Carbon Nanotube Hybrids as Light Harvesting Systems, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2015,
Desiré Molina, Antonio Guerrero, Germà Garcia-Belmonte, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro and Ángela
Sastre-Santos. Synthesis of a Fully Conjugated Phthalocyanine-Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Phthalocyanine Triad as Low Band Gap Donor in Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014,