Group Leader & Staff Scientist
Dr. Vassilia Zorba is a Physicist Staff Scientist and Group Leader for the Laser Technologies Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley CA. She is also an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley. 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 previous work focused on femtosecond laser surface structuring technologies and biomimetic material functionalization. Dr. Zorba is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Her credits include more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, numerous invited talks and a 2011 R&D 100 Technology Award.