María A. Díaz-García is Professor of Physics at the University of Alicante (UA), Spain. She was born in Madrid and studied Physics and received her Ph.D. in physics at the Autonomus University of Madrid, working on nonlinear optics of organic materials. During that period she worked in collaboration with Prof. J. Zyss in France Telecom (Paris, France) and with Prof. Stegeman and Prof. E. Van Stryland at CREOL (Florida, USA). As a postdoctoral researcher, she was part of the pioneer group of Prof. A.J. Heeger (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000), at the Univ. of California in Santa Barbara, which discovered stimulated emission in semiconducting polymers. Later on, she performed postdoctoral work at the University of California in San Diego with Prof. W.E. Moerner (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014) in the field of photorefractive polymers.
She joined the faculty of the UA as an associate professor in 2001, where she founded the Laboratory of Organic Electronics and Photonics. She was appointed full professor in 2010. Her research in the last years has focused on organic optoelectronic materials and devices, with major emphasis on organic lasers, particularly distributed feedback lasers fabricated by holographic lithography and nanoimprint lithography. Many efforts have been devoted to the investigation of novel organic materials, in close collaboration with groups of Organic Chemists. Recent work is focusing on the use of organic lasers for sensing applications. Prof. Díaz-García is co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in high quality scientific journals, participated in numerous scientific proposals and international conferences and supervised various PhD students.
Department of Applied Physics
Facultad de Ciencias, Fase II - Planta 2ª Universidad de Alicante Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante (Spain)