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

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. Angular Momentum Flow during Ultrafast Demagnetization of a Ferrimagnet

    M. Hennecke, I. Radu, R. Abrudan, T. Kachel, K. Holldack, R. Mitzner, A.Tsukamoto, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review Letters 122 (2019) 157202/1-5
  2. 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
  3. Imaging nanometer phase coexistence at defects during the insulator−metal phase transformation in VO2 thin films by resonant soft X‑ray holography

    L. Vidas, C. M. Günther, T. A. Miller, B. Pfau, D. Perez-Salinas, E. Martínez, M. Schneider, E. Guehrs, P. Gargiani, M. Valvidares, R. E. Marvel, K. A. Hallman, R. F. Haglund, S. Eisebitt, S. Wall

    Nano Letters 18 (2018) 3449-3453
  4. Terahertz magnetic field enhancement in an asymmetric spiral metamaterial

    D. Polley, Zhou Hagström, N., von Korff Schmising, C., S. Eisebitt, S. Bonetti

    Journal of Physics B-Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 51 (2018) 224001/1-9
  5. Fast current-driven domain walls and small skyrmions in a compensated ferrimagnet

    L. Caretta, M. Mann, F. Büttner, K. Ueda, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, A. Churikova, C. Klose, M. Schneider, D. Engel, C. Marcus, D. Bono, K. Bagschik, S. Eisebitt, G. S. D. Beach

    Nature Nanotechnology 13 (2018) 1154–1160
  6. CAMP@FLASH: an end‐station for imaging, electron‐ and ion‐spectroscopy, and pump–probe experiments at the FLASH free‐electron laser

    B. Erk, J. P. Müller, C. Bomme, R. Boll, G. Brenner, H. N. Chapman, J. Correa, S. Düsterer, S. Dziarzhytski, S. Eisebitt, H. Graafsma, S. Grunewald, L. Gumprecht, R. Hartmann, G. Hauser, B. Keitel, von Korff Schmising, C., M. Kuhlmann, B. Manschwetus, L. Mercadier, E. Müller, C. Passow, E. Plönjes, D. Ramm, D. Rompotis, A. Rudenko, D. Rupp, M. Sauppe, F. Siewert, D. Schlosser, L. Strüder, A. Swiderski, S. Techert, K. Tiedtke, T. Tilp, R.Treusch, I. Schlichting, J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, T. Möller, D. Rolles

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25 (2018) 1529-1540
  7. 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
  8. Selective THz control of magnetic order: new opportunities from superradiant undulator sources

    S. Kovalev, Zhe Wang, J.-C. Deinert, N. Awari, M. Chen, B. Green, S. Germanskiy, T. V. A. G. de Oliveira, S. Lee, A. Deac, D. Turchinovich, N. Stojanovic, S. Eisebitt, I. Radu, S. Bonetti, T. Kampfrath, M. Gensch

    Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 51 (2018) 114007/1-8
  9. In situ single-shot diffractive fluence mapping for X-ray free-electron laser pulses

    M. Schneider, C. M. Günther, B. Pfau, F. Capotondi, M. Manfredda, M. Zangrando, N. Mahne, L. Raimondi, E. Pedersoli, D. Naumenko, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Communications 9 (2018) 214/1-6
  10. Experimental evaluations of signal-to-noise in spectro-holography via modified uniformly redundant arrays in the soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet spectral regime

    C. M. Günther, E. Guehrs, M. Schneider, B. Pfau, von Korff Schmising, C., J. Geilhufe, S. Schaffert, S. Eisebitt

    Journal of Optics 19 (2017) 064002/1-11

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.