Senior research scientist

  Extension: 961218; Direct telephone: 917459515

  e-mail: marta.castillejo(at)


Short CV 

Marta Castillejo obtained the PhD degree in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid UCM in 1984. She worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba Japan, and at the Physics Department of Imperial College London (UK). In 1987 she became member of staff of IQFR-CSIC, where she coordinates the Group "Lasers, Nanostructures and Materials Processing". Her scientific interests are focused on the laser processing and fabrication of nanomaterials and their applications in Nanoscience, the study of matter in ultraintense laser fields and the applications of lasers in the conservation of cultural heritage.
She has authored about 200 refereed publications in peer reviewed journals, 15 invited contributions to Conference Proceedings and 5 articles in collective books and acted as Editor of 4 Volumes of Proceedings. She has given about 270 presentations in Conferences and has delivered more than 45 invited talks at national and international level. As Principal Investigator, she has coordinated numerous national projects and a number of bilateral program exchanges with academic European institutions. She has participated in various projects funded by the framework programs of the EU. As Academic Visitor, she stayed at University Cergy-Pontoise and Observatoire de Paris Meudon in France, at  Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Harvard University and at Imperial College London. She has lectured in various Doctorate and Master courses and has supervised 7 PhD Thesis (one more will be defended in 2016). Marta Castillejo has acted as Management Comittee member of the European Laser Consortium LASERLAB EUROPE and sits in scientific committees of various international conference series in the fields of laser materials processing and lasers in the conservation of cultural heritage (COLA, CLEO-Europe, LACONA, TECHNART, OA3).