"Nothing ventured, nothing gained" - Ancient proverb


University Degrees, Stays in Research Centers

Work Experience

Research, Teaching
Work Experience

Scientific Conferences

Presentations, posters, etc.

Scientific Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles


The Extended Discrete Dipole Approximation (E-DDA) for Scattering and Absorption of Light by Irregular Particles with General Optical Properties

About me

Welcome to my personal homepage! Here you can find information about my latest work and contact details. My name is Rodrigo Alcaraz de la Osa and I do research in fields such as optical biosensing, light scattering by nanoparticles, plasmonics or magneto-optics. I obtained my PhD in Physics in 2013 at the Univeristy of Cantabria, Spain. I am specialized in DDA (Discrete Dipole Approximation) and the study of light scattering by materials with unusual optical properties.

Personal info

I live in Mompía (Cantabria, Spain) with my wife Jésica and my daughter Sofía. My interests outside scientific research include traveling, doing sport, listening to music and playing the guitar. I also love playing computer games.