Rocío Borrego-Varillas obtained a PhD in Physics at the Universidad de Salamanca in 2013. In the same year she was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship and joined Prof. Cerullo’s group at Politecnico di Milano. During her postdoc she developed novel techniques for the generation of ultrashort UV pules and their application to ultrafast molecular dynamics. At present she is responsible of the scientific activity in two laboratories for attosecond dynamics in molecules. Her research interests include few-cycle pulse generation in the UV, ultrafast spectroscopy of biomolecules  and sub-femtosecond electron dynamics.

She is the president of the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena OSA technical group and serves in the editorial committee of the journals “Photonics”, “Journal of Optics” and “Optics and Photonics News”. She has been awarded the “Ivan Kaminow Outstanding Young Professional Prize” by the OSA in 2016 and  the “EOS Early Career Women in Photonics Award” by the European Optical Society in 2021.

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Attosecond Science

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

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