MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Project Coordinator 4.2 "Application Laboratories and Technology Transfer",
  • Project Member 3.3 "Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays",
  • Head of BLiX-Laboratory


My research and development interests cover:

  • Structure function relationships of parts of photosynthetic apparatus
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy of organic molecules
  • Design and development  of laser based short wavelength and X-ray sources
  • Soft X-ray imaging using laser based sources
  • Laboratory X-ray microscopy

Curriculum vitae

1993 - present: Senior Scientist

1991 - 1993: Scientist
Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

1979 - 1991: Scientist
Zentralinstitut für Optik und Spektroskopie (ZOS), Academy of Sciences, GDR

1986: Ph.D. Thesis: "Development of a spectrometer for nonlinear absorption measurements and its application"
Dr. rer. nat.  Humboldt University Berlin

1979: Diploma Thesis: "Polaritons in CdS"
Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia

MBI Publications

  1. X-ray laser takes the 100 Hz barrier

    H. Stiel, J. Tuemmler, R. Jung, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    SPIE Proceedings Series 7451 (2009) 745109-1
  2. Complementary ion and extreme ultra-violet spectrometer for laser-plasma diagnosis

    S. Ter-Avetsiyan, B.Ramakrishna, D. Doria, G. Sarri, M. Zepf, M. Borghesi, L. Ehrentraut, H. Stiel, S. Steinke, G. Priebe, M. Schnürer, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    Review of Scientific Instruments 80 (2009) 103302/1-5
  3. Research on the seeding of high-energy harmonic pulse into an x-ray lasing medium

    H. T. Kim, C. M. Kim, K. A. Janulewicz, K. T. Kim, I. J. Kim, T. J. Yu, S. K. Lee, HJ. H. Sung, I. W. Choi, H. Stiel, J. Tuemmler, T. Mocek, J. Nejdl, M. Kozlová

    SPIE Proceedings Series 7451 (2009) 74510W/1-8
  4. High-repetition-rate chirped-pulse-amplification thin-disk laser system with joule-level pulse energy

    J. Tuemmler, R. Jung, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    Optics Letters 34 (2009) 1378-1380
  5. An efficient X-ray spectrometer based on thin mosaic crystal films and its application in various fields of X-ray spectroscopy

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, M. Schnürer, M. Pagels, B. Kanngießer, M. Mueller, B. Beckhoff, I. Gregorieva, A. Antonov, V. Arkadiev, A. Bjeoumikhov

    Journal of Applied Crystallography 42 (2009) 572-579
  6. X-ray analysis with a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite-based von Hamos spectrometer

    V. A. Arkadiev, A. A. Bjeoumikhov, M. Haschke, N. Langhoff, H. Legall, H. Stiel, R. Wedell

    Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 62 (2007) 577-585
  7. Near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (NEXAFS) of pigment-protein complexes: Peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein (PCP) of Amphidinium carterae

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, M. Beck, D. Leupold, W. Gruszecki, R. Hiller, H. Lokstein

    J. Biochem. Bioph. Meth. 70 (2007) 369-376
  8. Pyrolytic graphite crystals as components for ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy using laser based sources

    H. Stiel, H. Legall, M. Schnürer

    Opt. Prec. Engin. 15 (2007) 1908-1914
  9. On the Way Towards a High Repetition Rate X-Ray Laser

    K. A. Janulewicz, J. Tuemmler, H. Stiel, W. Sandner, P.-V. Nickles, H. T. Kim, I. W. Choi, N. Hafz, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu, K.-H. Hong, T. M. Jeong, D.-K. Ko, J. Lee, I. J. Kim, C. H. Nam

    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference 2006 115 Springer Proceedings in Physics (2007) 161-171
  10. A New Generation of X-Ray Optics Based on Pyrolytic Graphite

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, A. Antonov, I. Grigorieva, V. Arkadiev, A. Bjeoumikhov, A. Erko

    Proceedings of FEL 2006 (2006) 798-801