MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Department Head: B1 "Electron and Spin Dynamics",
  • Project Coordinator 3.2 "Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons",
  • Project Member 3.3 "Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays "


We aim to understand how fundamental interactions in magnetism like spin-orbit coupling, exchange interaction and spin dependent electron transport allow the optical manipulation of magnetic order on an ultrafast time scale. Currently we focus on ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic metallic thin films and multilayers and explore the influence of magnetic and chemical nanoscale inhomogeneities on ultrafast spin dynamics and ultrafast magnetic switching. Furthermore, we design and manufacture plasmonic structures for subwavelength confinement of the optical excitation to achieve control of magnetism on the nanoscale.

In addition to all-optical spectroscopy we use novel light sources like free electron laser and high harmonic sources in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range to probe the transient magnetic state via element-specific magnetic dichroic spectroscopy, small angle scattering and coherent imaging techniques. These experimental methods give us detailed information on the distinct dynamics in multicomponent magnetic systems with a femtosecond temporal and nanometer spatial resolution.

Curriculum vitae

11/2015 - present: Scientist
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

08/2011 - 11/2015: Postdoctoral Researcher
Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

07/2011 - 11/2008: Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Swedish National Research Foundation
Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Jörgen Larsson & Prof. Dr. Matias Bargheer

02/2005 - 10/2008: Ph.D. Thesis: "Ultrafast X-ray Scattering in Condensed Matter"
Max-Born-Institute Berlin/Humboldt University Berlin, Dr. rer. nat.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer

04/2004 - 10/2004: Scientific Researcher
Optical Fibre Technology Centre Sydney, University of Sydney, Australia
Prof. Dr. Marianne Large

09/2000 - 12/2003: Diploma Thesis: "Holography in Lithium Niobate Crystals with Nano- and Femtosecond Light Pulses"
University Bonn, Germany
Prof. Dr. Karsten Buse

09/1999 - 06/2000: Physics studies (Erasmus)
St. Andrews University, Scotland

09/1997 - 08/1999: Physics studies (Vordiplom)
University of Bayreuth, Germany