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. Member of the Executive Board of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
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 / Community Service

2022-Chairman of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin e.V.
2022-Chairman of the Elettra Scientific Advisory Council
2019-Member of the Elettra Scientific Advisory Council
2016-2019Member of the BMBF Gutachterausschuss
2015-2018Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European XFEL
2014-2016Member of the Extended Governing Board of the Ioffe-Röntgen-Institute (IRI)
2014-2017Chairman of the Komitee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS)
2013-2016Member of the BMBF Gutachterausschuss
2013-2021Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European XFEL
2013-Member of the DESY Photon Science Committee
2008-2020Member of the Komitee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS)


MBI Publications

  1. Real-time spatial characterization of micrometer-sized X-ray free-electron laser beams focused by bendable mirrors

    G. Mercurio, J. Chalupský, I.-T. Nistea, M. Schneider, V. Hájková, N. Gerasimova, R. Carley, M. Cascella, L. Le Guyader, L. Mercadier, J. Schlappa, K. Setoodehnia, M. Teichmann, A. Yaroslavtsev, T. Burian, V. Vozda, L. Vyšín, J. Wild, D. Hickin, A. Silenzi, M. Stupar, J. T. Delitz, C. Broers, A. Reich, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt, D. La Civita, H. Sinn, M. Vannoni, S. G. Alcock, L. Juha, A. Scherz

    Optics Express 30 (2022) 20980-20998
  2. All-optical switching on the nanometer scale excited and probed with femtosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses

    K. Yao, F. Steinbach, M. Borchert, D. Schick, D. Engel, F. Bencivenga, R. Mincigrucci, L. Foglia, E. Pedersoli, Dario De Angelis, M. Pancaldi, B. Wehinger, F. Capotondi, C. Masciovecchio, S. Eisebitt, C. von Korff Schmising

    Nano Letters 22 (2022) 4453-4458
  3. Electronic origin of x-ray absorption peak shifts

    S. Shallcross, C. v. Korff Schmising, P. Elliott, S. Eisebitt, J. K. Dewhurst, S. Sharma

    Physical Review B 106 (2022) L060302/1-6
  4. Tailoring optical excitation to control magnetic skyrmion nucleation

    L.-M. Kern, B. Pfau, M. Schneider, K. Gerlinger, V. Deinhart, S. Wittrock, T. Sidiropoulos, D. Engel, I. Will, C. M. Günther, K. Litzius, S. Wintz, M. Weigand, F. Büttner, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review B 106 (2022) 054435/1-10
  5. Vierwellenmischung im extremen UV

    H. Rottke, D. Schick, S. Eisebitt

    Physik in unserer Zeit 53 (2022) 216-217
  6. Reference shape effects on Fourier transform holography

    E. Malm, B. Pfau, M. Schneider, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, F. Büttner, A. Mikkelsen, S. Eisebitt

    Optics Express 30 (2022) 38424-38438
  7. Ultrafast X-Ray hyperspectral imaging of the photo-induced phase transition in VO2

    A. S. Johnson, D. Pérez-Salinas, K. M. Siddiqui, S. Kim, S. Choi, K. Volckaert, P. E. Majchrzak, S. Ulstrup, K. Hallman, R. F. Haglund, C. M. Günther, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt, D. Backes, F. Maccherozzi, A. Fitzpatrick, S. Dhesi, P. Gargiani, M. Valvidares, H. Choi, D. Jang, A. Katoch, S. Kwon, S. H. Park, H. Kim, S. E. Wall

    Ultrafast Phenomena 2022 Optica Publishing Group (2022)
  8. Photon correlation spectroscopy with heterodyne mixing based on soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism

    C. Klose, F. Büttner, W. Hu, C. Mazzoli, G. S. D. Beach, S. Eisebitt, B. Pfau

    Physical Review B 105 (2022) 214425/1-9
  9. The COMIX polarimeter: a compact device for XUV polarization analysis

    M. Pancaldi, C. Strüber, B. Friedrich, C. E. Pedersoli, D. De Angelis, I. P. Nikolov, M. Manfredda, L. Foglia, S. Yulin, C. Spezzani, M. Sacchi, S. Eisebitt, C. von Korff Schmising, F. Capotondi

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 29 (2022) 969-977
  10. Computational analysis of transient XMCD sum rules for laser pumped systems: When do they fail?

    S. Sharma, S. Shallcross, P. Elliott, S. Eisebitt, C. von Korff Schmising, J. K. Dewhurst

    Applied Physics Letters 120 (2022) 062409/1-8

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.