MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Department Head A2 "Ultrafast XUV Physics" huhu
  • Project Coordinator 3.1
  • Member of Project 2.3


We explore ultrafast electron dynamics of photoexcited molecules using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. The main goal of the program is experimental investigation of the influence of molecular environment on the excited state relaxation dynamics of biochromophores and biomimetic systems. The experiments are conducted using recently constructed XUV time delay compensating monochromator beamline coupled to a photoelectron spectrometer with a microliquid jet sample delivery system. This setup allows recording photoelectron spectra of relaxing molecules in their natural environment: water, other solvents or protein cages. The setup is also used in combination with the velocity map imaging spectrometer to investigate gas phase molecular dynamics using time-, energy-, and angular-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy.

Curriculum vitae

2012/present - department head, Max-Born-Institute

2010/2012 - staff scientist, Max-Born-Institute

2006/2010 - postdoctoral fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

2001/2006 - PhD student (Prof. J. Peter Toennies), Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Selforganization, Göttingen

1999/2001 - Master student (Prof. G. G. Vladimirov), St. Peterburg State University, Russia

1995/1999 - Bachelor student (Prof. G. G. Vladimirov), St. Peterburg State University, Russia

MBI Publications

  1. Femtosecond XUV-IR induced photodynamics in the methyl iodide cation

    M. L. Murillo-Sanchez, G. Reitsma, S. Marggi Poullain, P. Fernández-Milán, J. Gonzalez-Vázquez, R. de Nalda, F. Martín, M. J. J. Vrakking, O. Kornilov, L. Banares

    New Journal of Physics online (2021)
  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. Switching between proton vacancy and excess proton transfer pathways in the reaction between 7-hydroxyquinoline and formate

    M.-A. Codescu, M. Weiß, M. Brehm, O. Kornilov, D. Sebastiani, E. T. J. Nibbering

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 125 (2021) 1845–1859
  4. Switching between ultrafast proton vacancy and excess proton transfer along a methanol solvent bridge

    M.-A. Codescu, O. Kornilov, E. T. J. Nibbering

    The 22nd International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena 2020 OSA Publishing (2020) doi.org/10.1364/UP.2020.M4B.13
  5. 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
  6. Phase cycling of extreme ultraviolet pulse sequences generated in rare gases

    A. Wituschek, O. Kornilov, T. Witting, L. Maikowski, F. Stienkemeier, M. J. J. Vrakking, L. Bruder

    New Journal of Physics 22 (2020) 092001/1-9
  7. Retrieving intracycle interference in angle-resolved laser-assisted photoemission from argon

    J. Hummert, M. Kubin, S. López, J. I. Fuks, F. Morales, M. J. J. Vrakking, O. Kornilov, D. G. Arbo

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 53 (2020) 154003/1-8
  8. Retrieval of attosecond pulse ensembles from streaking experiments using mixed state time-domain ptychography

    T. Witting, F. J. Furch, O. Kornilov, M. Osolodkov, C. P. Schulz, M. J. J. Vrakking

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 53 (2020) 194001/1-8
  9. Population transfer to high angular momentum states in infrared-assisted XUV photoionization of helium

    N. Mayer, P. Peng, D. M. Villeneuve, S. Patchkovskii, M. Y. Ivanov, O. Kornilov, M. J. J. Vrakking, H. Niikura

    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 53 (2020) 164003/1-15
  10. Time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of organic molecules in aqueous solutions

    J. Hummert, G. Reitsma, N. Mayer, E. Ikonnikov, M. Eckstein, O. Kornilov

    Ultrafast Phenomena XXI 205 EJP Web of Conferences (2019) 09027/1-3