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 Óptica, 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
She is currently a Professor of Research, at IO-CSIC and the
Director of the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, where she oversees >25 members from 6 different
nationalities and multidisciplinary backgrounds (Physics, Biomedical, Optical,
Biomechanical, Computer and Electrical
Engineering, Visual Sciences, Ophthalmology, Chemistry, etc.).
In the last 12 years, 17 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 150 peer-reviewed publications, and has delivered over 200 lectures in international conferences or
research centers. She is an inventor in 17 families of patents, 11 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, the ICO Prize
awarded by the International Commission for Optics, 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, Alcon Research Institute Award and Rey Jaime I Award.
Prof. Marcos has been Director of IO-CSIC (2008-2012), Chair in different committees in scientific societies (Sociedad Española de Óptica, Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology, Optical Society of America OSA), elected Director-at-Large of the Optical Society of America (2012-2015) and, currently, she is an Associate Editor in “Optica”, Faculty in Madrid MIT M+Vision Consortium, Member of the Real Sociedad Española de Física and Vicepresident of the Scientific Advisory Board Spanish Research Agency..