International Conference on Laser Ablation31 August - 4 September 2015 | Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Vassilia Zorba

Vasilia Zorba

Vassilia Zorba is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in Berkeley CA, where she also serves as the Deputy Director for the Laser Technologies Group. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Crete and the Ultraviolet Laser Facility at IESL-FORTH on femtosecond laser surface structuring technologies and biomimetic material functionalization.

Dr. Zorba's current research focuses on ultrafast laser-material interactions and their use in novel optical far- and near-field laser-ablation based spectroscopic techniques. Her research interests include non-linear optics, laser-induced plasma chemistry, and laser ablation-based chemical analysis in electrochemical energy storage, with emphasis on next-generation Li-ion batteries. Dr. Zorba's credits include more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, numerous invited talks and the 2011 R&D 100 Technology Award.