MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Member of Project 3.2: Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons
  • Member of Project 3.3: Transient Structures and Imaging With X-Rays


We create new mechanical concepts and principles to help realizing the next steps in science. Following the ideas of new experiments we understand the challenges for the essential mechanics and develop corresponding devices which fulfil those outstanding demands. Doing this requires to understand the behaviour and to realise the implementation of never seen mechanical design principles. That includes advanced design ideas, prototypes, simulation and optimization, technical drawings, manufacturing management, integration, commissioning and characterization.

Characteristic examples are the mirror systems for BESSY and the European XFEL in which nanometer and nanoradian precision is required over movement distances of up to 100 mm. This mechanics bases on a newly developed flexure Cartesian parallel kinematics which was an important step towards increasing the knowledge of precision mechanics. Experiment stations were developed where the demands excite the availability on the market. New experiments often require new ideas for the mechanical realization. That is shown in the VekMag, RICXS and DynaMaX experiements at BESSY. Currently we are working on the Split & Delay Line for the Materials Imaging and Dynamics Experiement at the European XFEL.

Curriculum vitae

2016 – present Scientist, Senior R&D engineer at Max-Born-Institut Berlin

2013 – 2015 Senior R&D engineer at Institute for Optics and Nuclear Physics at Technische Universität Berlin,

2005 Research stay at the Advanced Light Source (Lawrence Berkeley Lab. of the Universty of California Berkeley) California USA

2003 Technische Universtät Berlin, doctoral thesis: “Elastische parallelkinematische Führungsgetriebe für ultrapräzise Bewegungen im Vakuum” (Summa Cum Laude)

1993 – 2013 Senior R&D engineer at BESSYII in the Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin für Materialien und Energie

1992 – 1993 Engineering designer at the Johannistaler Forschungstechnik GmbH

1989 – 1991 Engineering designer at the Center of Scientific Instruments of the East German Academy of Sciences

1982– 1989 Technische Universität Dresden, Diplomingenieur (M. Sc. Machine Tool Design)

MBI Publications

  1. Versatile tabletop setup for picosecond time-resolved resonant soft-x-ray scattering and spectroscopy

    M. Borchert, J. Brenzel, R. Gnewkow, L. Lunin, T. Sidiropoulos, J. Tümmler, I. Will, T. Noll, O. Reichel, D. Rohloff, A. Erko, T. Krist, C. v. Korff Schmising, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt, H. Stiel, D. Schick

    Review of Scientific Instruments 94 (2023) 063102/1-12
  2. Pump-probe x-ray microscopy of photo-induced magnetization dynamics at MHz repetition rates

    K. Gerlinger, B. Pfau, M. Hennecke, L.-M. Kern, I. Will, T. Noll, M. Weigand, J. Gräfe, N. Träger, M. Schneider, C. M. Günther, D. Engel, G. Schütz, S. Eisebitt

    Structural Dynamics 10 (2023) 024301/1-9
  3. High-speed spatial encoding of modulated pump-probe signals with slow area detectors

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

    Measurement Science and Technology 32 (2021) 025901/1-7
  4. Progresses of a hard X-ray split and delay line unit for the MID station at the European XFEL

    W. Lu, B. Friedrich, T. Noll, K. Zhou, J. Hallmann, G. Ansaldi, T. Roth, S. Serkez, G. Geloni, A. Madsen, S. Eisebitt

    X-Ray Lasers 2018 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers ICXRL 2018 (2020) 131-137
  5. Development of a hard X-ray split-and-delay line and performance simulations for two-color pump-probe experiments at the European XFEL

    W. Lu, B. Friedrich, T. Noll, K. Zhou, J. Hallmann, G. Ansaldi, T. Roth, S. Serkez, G. Geloni, A. Madsen, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (2018) 063121/1-9
  6. Generating circularly polarized radiation in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range at the free-electron laser FLASH

    C. von Korff Schmising, D. Weder, T. Noll, B. Pfau, M. Hennecke, C. Strüber, I. Radu, M. Schneider, S. Staeck, C. M. Günther, J. Lüning, A. el dine Merhe, J. Buck, G. Hartmann, J. Viefhaus, R. Treusch, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 88 (2017) 053903 /1-9
  7. Design and throughput simulations of a hard x-ray split and delay line for the MID station at the European XFEL

    W. Lu, T. Noll, T. Roth, I. Agapov, G. Geloni, M. Holler, J. Hallmann, G. Ansaldi, S. Eisebitt, A. Madsen

    AIP Conference Proceedings 1741 (2016) 030010/1-5
  8. High precision tilt stage as a key element to a universal test mirror for characterization and calibration of slope measuring instruments

    V. V. Yashchuk, N. A. Artemiev, G. Centers, A. Chaubard, R. D. Geckeler, I. Lacey,, H. Marth, W. R. McKinney, T. Noll, F. Siewert, M. Winter, T. Zeschke

    Review of Scientific Instruments 87 (2016) 051904/1-13