MBI Staff Member – Personal info

Research

Major Research Areas

Ultrafast chemical reaction dynamics in liquids and solutions including:
- Hydrogen bond dynamics.
- Bimolecular proton transfer, electron transfer, and proton-coupled electron transfer.
- Conformational changes of molecular switches.
- Structural dynamics of biomolecular systems.

Ultrafast structure resolving techniques probing:
- Molecular vibrations.
- Near edge x-ray absorption fine structure.

Curriculum vitae

Habilitation in experimental physics - through Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin (2007).

Head of Department C1 of the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Since 2003).

Provisional Head of Department C1 of the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (2001-2003).

Project leader at the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Since 1997).

Postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin, Germany (1995 - 1997).

Postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée-E.N.S.T.A.-Ècole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France (1993 - 1995).

Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands (1988 - 1993).

MBI Publications

  1. Soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy of aqueous solutions using a table-top femtosecond soft X-ray source

    C. Kleine, M. Ekimova, G. Goldsztejn, S. Raabe, C. Strüber, J. Ludwig, S. Yarlagadda, S. Eisebitt, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Elsaesser, E. T. J. Nibbering, A. Rouzée

    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10 (2019) 52–58
  2. Ultrafast vibrational relaxation and energy dissipation of hydrated excess protons in polar solvents

    A. Kundu, F. Dahms, B. P. Fingerhut, E. T. J. Nibbering, E. Pines, T. Elsaesser

    Chemical Physics Letters 713 (2018) 111-116
  3. Cr L-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy of CrIII(acac)3 in solution with measured and calculated absolute absorption cross sections

    M. Kubin, M. Guo, M. Ekimova, E. Källman, J. Kern, V. K. Yachandra, J. Yano, E. T. J. Nibbering, M. Lundberg, P. Wernet

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018) 7375–7384
  4. Direct determination of absolute absorption cross sections at the L-edge of dilute Mn complexes in solution using a transmission flatjet

    M. Kubin, M. Guo, M. Ekimova, M. L. Baker, T. Kroll, E. Källman, J. Kern, V. K. Yachandra, J. Yano, E. T. J. Nibbering, M. Lundberg, P. Wernet

    Inorganic Chemistry 57 (2018) 5449-5462
  5. Soft x-ray spectroscopy of the amine group: hydrogen bond motifs in alkylamine/alkylammonium acid-base pairs

    M. Ekimova, M. Kubin, M. Ochmann, J. Ludwig, N. Huse, P. Wernet, M. Odelius, E. T. J. Nibbering

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018) 7737-7746
  6. Ultrafast photo-induced charge transfer of 1-naphthol and 2-naphthol to halocarbon solvents

    S. Chaudhuri, B. Rudshteyn, M. Prémont-Schwarz, D. Pines, E. Pines, D. Huppert, E. T. J. Nibbering, V. S. Batista

    Chemical Physics Letters 683 (2017) 49-56
  7. Large-amplitude transfer motion of hydrated excess protons mapped by ultrafast 2D IR spectroscopy

    F. Dahms, B. P. Fingerhut, E. T. J. Nibbering, E. Pines, T. Elsaesser

    Science 357 (2017) 491–495
  8. Polar solvent fluctuations drive proton transfer in hydrogen bonded complexes of carboxylic acid with pyridines: NMR, IR and ab initio MD study

    B. Koeppe, S. A. Pylaeva, C. Allolio, D. Sebastiani, E. T. J. Nibbering, G. S. Denisov, H.-H. Limbach, P. M. Tolstoy

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (2017) 1010-1028
  9. Aqueous solvation of ammonia and ammonium: probing hydrogen bond motifs with FT-IR and soft x-ray spectroscopy

    M. Ekimova, W. Quevedo, Ł. Szyc, M. Iannuzzi, P. Wernet, M. Odelius, E. T. J. Nibbering

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 (2017) 12773–12783
  10. Combined experimental and theoretical study of the transient IR spectroscopy of 7-hydroxyquinoline in the first electronically excited singlet state

    F. Hoffmann, M. Ekimova, G. Bekçioglu, E. T. J. Nibbering, D. Sebastiani

    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 120 (2016) 9378–9389