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Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano

Caterina Vozzi

CNR Researcher
Campus Milano Leonardo
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I currently lead the Ultrafast Molecular Imaging group ( at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the Italian National research Council. I obtained my PhD in Physics from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2005. I was hired as a Research Officer by CNR-IFN in 2009 and I was promoted Senior Researcher in 2010. In 2010 I spent a year as a visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Paul Corkum at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences of the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa.
My research interests focuses on atomic and molecular physics, and in particular on the physics and applications of high-order harmonic generation in noble gases, molecules and clusters, in the generation and characterization of isolated attosecond pulses, in high-order harmonic spectroscopy and in the development of high energy parametric sources for strong field applications. In particular, my contribution in High-order Harmonic Spectroscopy and Attosecond Science and in the development of high-energy IR parametric source with passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization for strong field application is recognized worldwide
I published more than 80 regular articles on peer-reviewed international journals, including Science, Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, Laser & Photonics Reviews. According to ISI Web of Knowledge, my H-index is 24 with more than 3000 overall citations. I gave many invited talks to prestigious international conferences.
I have been very active in teaching and mentoring in the past ten years. Since 2005, I have been contract professor of Physics at Politecnico di Milano. I have been teaching physics courses of Mechanics and Electromagnetism to classes of 200 students at the Biomedical Engineering Department with full responsibility of course program and final evaluation. In the last ten years, I have been supervising 13 undergraduate, 5 PhD students and 5 Post Docs at Politecnico di Milano. I also co-supervised 2 summer students at NRC in Canada. In 2013 I obtained the Italian Abilitation for Full Professor
I successfully applied for funding both at National and International level. In 2012, I have been awarded an European Starting Research Grant with the project UDynI, “Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of complex molecules”.
My active contribution to the scientific community is demonstrated by a consistent number of papers and invited lectures to international conferences, my contribution to the editorial board of Journal of Optics and numerous outreach activities.