Susana Marcos received her MS (1992) and PhD (1996) degrees in
Physics from the University of Salamanca (Spain). She carried out her
predoctoral research at the Instituto de
Optica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (IO-CSIC), Madrid,
Spain, in the field of physiological optics, working on a novel technique to
resolve the foveal cones in vivo. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for
three years at Stephen A. Burns' lab at the Schepens Eye Research Institute,
Harvard University. She was recipient of
Fulbright and Human Frontier Science
Prof. Marcos was the Director of IO-CSIC
(2008-2012). She is currently a Professor of Research, at IO-CSIC and the
Director of the Visual Optics
and Biophotonics Lab, where she oversees >20 members from 6 different
nationalities and multidisciplinary backgrounds (Physics, Biomedical, Optical,
Biomechanical, Computer and Electrical
Engineering, Visual Sciences, Ophthalmology, etc.).
In the last 12 years, 14 PhD
students have graduated under her supervision. Prof.
Marcos is also a frequent lecturer in Masters, PhD, and CE programs.
Susana Marcos has pioneered research in novel techniques to
assess the optical properties of the ocular optics and the human retina.
Major contributions include the development of Ocular Speckle
Interferometry, Wavefront Sensing, Adaptive Optics, Quantiative Anterior Segment
Optical Coherence Tomography, with applications in the evaluation, improvement
and/or new developments in laser refractive surgery, intraocular lenses, and the
treatment of keratoconus and presbyopia, among others. She has published more
than 130 peer-reviewed publication (h=36/45 3905/6702 citations WoS/Google
Scholar), and has delivered over 200 lectures in international conferences or
research centers. She is an inventor in 14 families of patents, 6 licensed to
industry, and is a co-founder of 2EyesVision.
Her work has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards,
Adolph Lomb Medal, awarded by the Optical Society of America, the
European Young Investigator Award,
from EURHORCs-ESF, and the ICO Prize
awarded by the International Commission for Optics, and Honoris Causa Doctorship
by the Ukraine Academy of Science and Technology,
European Research Council Advanced
Grant and Physics, Innovation and Technology Award from the Spanish Royal
Society of Physics-Fundacion BBVA.
Susana Marcos served as the Chair of the Applications of
Visual Science Technical Group at the
Optical Society of America, President of the Visual Sciences Committee at
the Spanish Optical Society,
Chair of the Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics of the
Association of Reseach in Vision and
Ophthalmology and Topical Editor in
and Biomedical Optics Express. She is also elected Fellow of the
European Optical Society, of the
Society of America and of the Association of Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology. She is an
Associate Editor in Optica, a Faculty Member at the MIT M+Vision Program, has
been member of the organizing committee in several international meetings and
served in pannels for several funding agencies and organizations. She currently
serves as an elected Director-at-Large of the
Optical Society of America.