Rolando Valdés Aguilar,
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
The Ohio State University

I am starting a new group at OSU that will use time-resolved optical spectroscopy (from the THz range to the infrared and visible) to study quantum materials at the convergence of strong interactions and spin-orbit coupling.

I recently moved from a Postdoc position at CINT in Los Alamos, NM (LANL). My research focused on using ultrafast optical and terahertz spectroscopies to study materials.

Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University. I worked in the group of Prof. Peter Armitage performing time domain terahertz spectroscopy experiments on High Tc superconductors and topological insulators, among other materials.

I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, where I studied (and partially discovered) electromagnon excitations in multiferroic materials. My advisor was Prof. Dennis Drew.