Vassilia Zorba, Group Leader, Laser Technologies Group,
Vassilia Zorba is a Physicist Senior Scientist and Group Leader in the Laser Technologies Group. She is also an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the development of the next-generation of laser tools for advanced sensors and laser-based manufacturing. Her research interests include ultrafast laser-material interactions, non-linear optics, remote sensing, laser-induced plasma chemistry, and laser ablation-based chemical analysis in electrochemical energy storage, with emphasis on next-generation Li-ion batteries. Her work also focuses on femtosecond laser surface structuring technologies and biomimetic material functionalization. Dr. Zorba’s credits include 92 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 60 invited, keynote and plenary talks and a 2011 R&D 100 Technology Award. She serves as a senior editor for the Springer-Nature journal Applied Physics A and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Applied Spectroscopy, and Spectrochimica Acta Part B. Dr. Zorba is a Fellow of Optica and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2024 she was included in The Photonics100 list as one of the most innovative people in photonics.
Further information can be found at her research group web site: laser-research.lbl.gov