Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Areas of Expertise

Quantum electronics

Jorge Rocca

University Distinguished Professor Rocca researches quantum electronics and lasers, including X-ray lasers and laser-matter interactions.

In 2020, Rocca was the first-ever CSU faculty member to receive the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct basic research in the
area of ultra-high field nanophotonics. His aim is to understand how the energy of intense laser pulses of the shortest duration is coupled and transported into nanostructured materials as compared to uniform solids.

Rocca is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is on the faculty of both the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Rocca received his B.S. from the University of Rosario in Argentina in 1978, and earned his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1983.