MBI Staff Member – Personal info


Director at the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik
und Kurzzeitspektroskopie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Professor for Ultrashort Physics at the
Freie Universität Berlin

Curriculum vitae

since 2010W3-S-Professor for Ultrashort Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin
since 2010Director at the Max-Born-Institute
since 2004Adjunct Professor Radboud University Nijmegen
2000-2011Tenured groupleader position at AMOLF
1995-1996Fellowship from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1994-1995Postdoctoral researcher, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
1992-1994Postdoctoral researcher, University of California at Berkeley, USA
1987-1992Phd Degree from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Yuan T. Lee
1981-1987Master´s Degree at the Eindhoven University of Technology

Scholarships and Prices

2005NWO VICI Award
1995KNAW Fellowship
1993Marie Curie Individual Research Training Fellowship  

Recent Grants

2012FP7 Research for SMEs project FLAME “Femtosecond Light Amplifiers in the Megahertz regime”
2012FP7 European Industrial Doctorate program JMAP “Joint Max Born Institute - Amplitude Phd Program” (2 partners)
2012ERA Chemistry “Time-resolved molecular dynamics using XUV ionization of aligned molecules”
2011Einstein Foundation “Attosecond Electron Dynamics” (4 partners)
2011Leibniz SAW Scheme “High average power ultrashort laser pulses in the near and mid-infrared by chirped optical parametric amplification
2010Leibniz Graduate school "Dynamics in New Light" (co-proposer and co-coordinator)
2009FOM Projectruimte 'Attosecond Plasmonics'
2008FP7 Initial Training network ATTOFEL "Ultrafast Dynamics using Attosecond and XUV Free Electron Laser Sources" (coordinator of successful proposal)
2007FP7 Industry-Academia Partnership Progrom FLUX "Femtosecond lasers for the generation of ultrafast XUV pulses" (coordinator of successful proposal)
2007Successfully applied for beamtime at FLASH Free Electron Laser facility (2007, 2009) and FELICE Free Electron Laser facility (2009)

Selected International Activities

2014-Referee for European Research Council Executive Agency
2014-Deputy chair of the atomic physics section of the German Physical Society (DPG)
2012-2016Coordinator FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘JMAP’ (Joint Max Born Institute - Amplitude Phd Program)
2009-2015Coordinator FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network 'ATTOFEL' (Ultrafast Dynamics using Attosecond and XUV Free Electron Laser sources)
2008-2014Coordinator of FP7 Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership Program 'FLUX' (Femtosecond Lasers for the Generation of Ultrashort XUV Pulses)
2004-2008Coordinator of FP6 Marie Curie Research Training Network 'XTRA' (Ultrashort XUV Pulses for Time-Resolved and Non-Linear Applications)
2007-Member, International Scientific Advisory Board Manchester Photon Science Institute
2011-Member of XFEL SQS Steering and Advisory Committee

Organisation of international conferences and editorial board memberships

 Editor-in-chief of Journal of Physics B (2018-present)
 Advisory Board 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment
 Member of programme committee ICOMP conferences 2005, 2008 and 2011
 Member of programme committee Attosecond conference 2009 and 2011
 Member of programme committee Dynamical Imaging Conference 2009
 Member of the board of the European Group of Atomic Spectroscopists (EGAS) (2006-present).
 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics B (2008-present)
 Editor of Chemical Physics special issue on Attosecond Molecular Science (with A.D. Bandrauk and J. Manz).

Complete List of Publications, Patents, and Invited Talks

MBI Publications

  1. Control of attosecond entanglement and coherence

    M. J. J. Vrakking

    Physical Review Letters 126 (2021) 113203/1-5
  2. Extreme-ultraviolet spectral compression by four-wave mixing

    L. Drescher, O. Kornilov, T. Witting, V. Shokeen, M. J. J. Vrakking, B. Schütte

    Nature Photonics 15 (2021) 263–266
  3. Highly nonlinear ionization of atoms induced by intense high-harmonic pulses

    B. Senfftleben, M. Kretschmar, A. Hoffmann, M. Sauppe, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Nagy, M. J. J. Vrakking, D. Rupp, B. Schütte

    Journal of Physics: Photonics 2 (2020) 034001/1-12
  4. Origin of strong-field-induced low-order harmonic generation in amorphous quartz

    P. Jürgens, B. Liewehr, B. Kruse, C. Peltz, D. Engel, A. Husakou, T. Witting, M. Y. Ivanov, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Fennel, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    Nature Physics online (2020) 1-11
  5. Generation of above-terawatt 1.5-cycle visible pulses at 1 kHz by post-compression in a hollow fiber

    T. Nagy, M. Kretschmar, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Rouzée

    Optics Letters 45 (2020) 3313-3317
  6. Photoinscription of optical microstructures in fused silica with few-cycle pulses

    F. J. Furch, W. D. Engel, T. Witting, A. Perez-Leija, D. Biasetti, G. Torchia, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11268 (2020) 11268ON/1-6
  7. Propagation-assisted generation of intense few-femtosecond high-harmonic pulses

    B. Major, M. Kretschmar, O. Ghafur, A. Hoffmann, K. Kovács, K. Varjú, B. Senfftleben, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Nagy, D. Rupp, M. J. J. Vrakking, V. Tosa, B. Schütte

    Journal of Physics: Photonics 2 (2020) 034002/1-10
  8. Delayed relaxation of highly excited naphthalene cations

    G. Reitsma, J. Hummert, J. Dura, V. Loriot, M. J. J. Vrakking, F. Lépine, O. Kornilov

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1412 (2020) 072044/1-2
  9. Thin-disk laser-pumped OPCPA system delivering 4.4 TW few-cycle pulses

    M. Kretschmar, J. Tuemmler, B. Schütte, A. Hoffmann, B. Senfftleben, M. Mero, M. Sauppe, D. Rupp, M. J. J. Vrakking, I. Will, T. Nagy

    Optics Express 28 (2020) 34574-34585
  10. Time-resolving the UV-initiated photodissociation dynamics of OCS

    E. T. Karamatskos, S. Yarlagadda, S. Patchkovskii, M. J. J. Vrakking, R. Welsch, J. Küpper, A. Rouzée

    Faraday Discussions (2020)