Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer in Ultrafast Science



+44 (0)20 7594 5603m.matthews




606mBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Mary Matthews is a Royal Society University Research Fellow.  Her research interests are high intensity lasers fields and their interaction with matter.  In particular she is interested in strong field processes in condensed matter, the generation of XUV radiation for time resolved spectroscopy and laser filamentation. 



Garratt D, Matthews M, Marangos J, 2024, Towards ultrafast soft X-ray spectroscopy of organic photovoltaic devices, Structural Dynamics, Vol:11, ISSN:2329-7778

Alexander O, Barnard J, Larsen E, et al., 2023, Observation of recollision-based high-harmonic generation in liquid isopropanol and the role of electron scattering, Physical Review Research, ISSN:2643-1564

Patas A, Matthews M, Hermelin S, et al., 2018, Modifications of filament spectra by shaped octave-spanning laser pulses, Physical Review A, Vol:98, ISSN:2469-9926

Gateau J, Patas A, Matthews M, et al., 2018, Maximizing energy deposition by shaping few-cycle laser pulses, Journal of Physics B-atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:51, ISSN:0953-4075

Matthews M, Bredtmann T, Patas A, et al., 2018, Amplification of intense light fields by 'bound states of free electrons, Nature Physics, Vol:14, ISSN:1745-2473, Pages:695-700

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