Javier Solis (1964) is presently Research Professor of the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC). He has been member of the staff of the Institute of Optics of the CSIC since 1992 where he is responsible of the Ultrashort Laser Pulse Laboratory of the Laser Processing Group (LPG) and Head of the Department of Non-linear, Ultrafast and Nano-scale Photonics. He has also been Director (2003-2008) and Deputy Director (2000-2003) of the IO-CSIC. He received the M.Sc. degree in Material Physics (1987) and the Ph.D. degree in Physics (1990) from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain). The thesis, developed at the IO-CSIC, was focused on the study of the structural transformation dynamics of optical recording materials upon nanosecond pulsed laser irradiation. After a brief postdoctoral stay (1992) at Imperial College (London) funded by the Royal Society he oriented his work to the study of the interaction of ultrashort pulses with materials for different applications.
At present his research interests include: laser-matter interaction, laser processing for optical applications, optical recording, ultrafast laser micro-and nano-structuring of materials, ultrafast dynamics in fs-laser excited solids, non-linear optics, ultrafast spectroscopies in solids, as well as spatial and temporal shaping of ultrafast laser sources. He has published more than 180 research papers in research journals and delivered more than 50 invited talks at research conferences in these topics. He is Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and member of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA), the Spanish Materials Research Society (SOCIEMAT), and the Royal Physical Society (RSEF) of Spain where he co-founded the Specialized Group in Ultrafast Lasers and Applications (GELUR).