MBI Staff Member – Personal info


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

Professor for Experimental Physics at the 
Technische Universität Berlin, 
Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik


  • Transient electronic structure and ultrafast optical manipulation of magnetization
  • Nanoscale (transient) structure and emerging materials properties
  • Novel imaging and scattering methods with coherent radiation at short wavelength
  • XUV and X-ray spectroscopy, light matter interaction

Curriculum vitae

2015-Director at the Max-Born-Institute and Professor in Physics (W3) at the Technische Universität Berlin, Experimental Physics / Laser Physics
2012-2015Professor in Physics, Lund University, Coherent Imaging Methods in Materials Science
2009-2015Head of the Joint Research Group Functional Nanomaterials between Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and Technische Univserität Berlin
2008-2015Professor in Physics (W3), Technische Universität Berlin, Experimental Physics / Nanometer-Optics and X-Ray Scattering
2005-2008Privatdozent at Humboldt-Universität Berlin
2002-2008Staff Scientist, BESSY, head of in-house research group Resonant Scattering
2002Habilitation (Cologne University), Thesis: Streuung weicher Röntgenstrahlung: Neue Techniken zur Untersuchung nanostrukturierter Materialien
2001Staff Scientist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA
1998-2001Staff Scientist, IFF, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
1996-1998Postdoc, IFF, Forschungszentrum Jülich
1993-1996Ph.D. research at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada via DAAD fellowship. Thesis (Cologne University): Electronic and Structural Properties of Interfaces and Semiconductor Nanostructures
1992Diplom in Physics, Cologne University, research at IFF, Forschungszentrum Jülich. Thesis: Electronic and Geometric Structure of Buried CoSi2 Layers investigated with Photon-in Photon-out Spectroscopies
1988Vordiplom Physics
1986Vordiplom Biology
1965Born in Cologne


Committees of Trust

2019-Member of the Elettra Scientific Advisory Council
2016-2019Member of the BMBF Gutachterausschuss
2015-2018Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European XFEL
2014-Member of the Extended Governing Board of the Ioffe-Röntgen-Institute (IRI)
2014-2017Chair of the Komitee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS)
2013-2016Member of the BMBF Gutachterausschuss
2013-Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European XFEL
2013-Member of the DESY Photon Science Committee
2008-Member of the Komitee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS)


MBI Publications

  1. High-speed spatial encoding of modulated pump-probe signals with slow area detectors

    D. Schick, F. Steinbach, T. Noll, C. Strüber, Engel, W. D, von Korff Schmising, C., B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Measurement Science and Technology 32 (2021) 025901/1-7
  2. Element‐specific magnetization damping in ferrimagnetic DyCo5 Alloys revealed by ultrafast X‐ray measurements

    R. M. Abrudan, M. Hennecke, F. Radu, T. Kachel, K. Holldack, R. Mitzner, A. Donges, S. Khmelevskyi, A. Deak, L.Szunyogh, U. Nowak, S. Eisebitt, I. Radu

    Physica Status Solidi-Rapid Research Letters online (2021) 1-15
  3. Observation of fluctuation-mediated picosecond nucleation of a topological phase

    F. Büttner, B. Pfau, M. Böttcher, M. Schneider, G. Mercurio, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, C. Klose, A. Wittmann, K. Gerlinger, L.-M. Kern, C. Strüber, von Korff Schmising, C., J. Fuchs, D. Engel, A. Churikova, S. Huang, D. Suzuki, I. Lemesh, M. Huang, L. Caretta, D. Weder, J. H. Gaida, M. Möller, T. R. Harvey, S. Zayko, K. Bagschik, R. Carley, L. Mercadier, J. Schlappa, A. Yaroslavtsev, L. Le Guyarder, N. Gerasimova, A. Scherz, C. Deiter, R. Gort, D. Hickin, J. Zhu, M. Turcato, D. Lomidze, F. Erdinger, A. Castoldi, S. Maffessanti, M. Porro, A. Samartsev, J. Sinova, C. Ropers, J. H. Mentink, B. Dupé, G. S. D. Beach, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Materials 20 (2021) 30–37
  4. Nanoscale imaging of high‐field magnetic hysteresis in meteoritic metal using X‐ray holography

    R. Blukis, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, S. Eisebitt, J. Einsle, R. J. Harrison

    Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21 (2020) e2020GC009044/1-13
  5. Distinct spectral response in M-edge magnetic circular dichroism

    K. Yao, F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., I. Radu, C. Strüber, D. Schick, D. Engel, A. Tsukamoto, J. K. Dewhurst, S. Sharma, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review B 102 (2020) 100405(R)/1-6
  6. A tabletop setup for ultrafast helicity-dependent and element-specific absorption spectroscopy and scattering in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range

    K. Yao, F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, P. Hessing, B. Pfau, D. Schick, D. Engel, K. Gerlinger, M. Schneider, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 91 (2020) 093001/1-10
  7. Transient Magnetic Gratings on the Nanometer Scale

    D. Weder, von Korff Schmising, C., C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, D. Engel, P. Hessing, C. Strüber, M. Weigand, B. Vodungbo, E. Jal, X. Liu, A. Merhe, E. Pedersoli, F. Capotondi, J. Lüning, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Structural Dynamics 7 (2020) 054501/1-13
  8. Photon-Recoil Imaging: expanding the view of nonlinear x-ray physics

    U. Eichmann, H. Rottke, S. Meise, J.-E. Rubensson, J. Söderström, M. Agåker, C. Såthe, M. Meyer, T. M. Baumann, R. Boll, A. De Fanis, P. Grychtol, M. Ilchen, T. Mazza, J. Montano, V. Music, Y. Ovcharenko, D. E. Rivas, S. Serkez, R. Wagner, S. Eisebitt

    Science 369 (2020) 1630-1633
  9. Enabling time-resolved 2D spatial-coherence measurements using the Fourier-analysis method with an integrated curved-grating beam monitor

    K. Bagschik, M. Schneider, J. Wagner, R. Buss, M. Riepp, A. Philippi-Kobs, L. Müller, W. Roseker, F. Trinter, M. Hoesch, J. Viefhaus, S. Eisebitt, G. Grübel, H. P. Oepen, R. Frömter

    Optics Letters 45 (2020) 5591-5594
  10. Element-Specific Magnetization Dynamics of Complex Magnetic Systems Probed by Ultrafast Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy

    von Korff Schmising, C., F. Willems, S. Sharma, K. Yao, M. Borchert, M. Hennecke, D. Schick, I. Radu, C. Strüber, D. W. Engel, V. Shokeen, J. Buck, K. Bagschik, J. Viefhaus, G. Hartmann, B. Manschwetus, S. Grunewald, S. Düsterer, E. Jal, B. Vodungbo, J. Lüning, S. Eisebitt

    Applied Sciences 10 (2020) 7580/1-15

Other Publications

A publication list can be retrieved in ISI web of science using: author=(eisebitt, s*). A more up to date/extensive list is available on Google Scholar at this this link.