Rolando Valdés Aguilar

Rolando obtained his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Monterrey Tech in 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland in 2008. During this time, he made the discovery and collaborated in the explanation of electromagnon excitations in multiferoic materials.

He then moved to The Johns Hopkins University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the group of Peter Armitage. After almost 4 years of work he moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies.

In January 2014 he started his position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University.

Research Interests

  • Terahertz spectroscopy of quantum matter
  • Non-equilibrium electronic dynamics of materials
  • Topological Matter
  • Effects of large spin-orbit interaction in materials


  • Music
  • Reading (as much as possible)
  • Sports

My personal website is here.

A short CV is here.