Evangelos Karamatskos

Graduate Student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 215)
22607 Hamburg


Imaging chemical dynamics


Optimization of laser field-free alignment and orientation of complex molecules in the gas phase

In his research project, Evangelos will optimize the achievable angular control over complex molecules exploring shaped laser pulses and the combinations of multiple colors as well as dc electric fields. The project includes the theoretical and computational analysis and optimization of the (theoretically) achievable control using learning-loop approaches as well as the experimental implementation and re-optimization of the best field configuration for very strong field-free alignment

The theoretical and computational part of the project will be performed in close collaboration with the group of our long-term collaborator Rosario González Férez at the Universidad de Granada, Spain

Curriculum Vitae

06/2015 - present Doctoral student in the Controlled Molecule Imaging group lead by Prof. Jochen Küpper, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science and PIER Helmholtz Graduate School , Hamburg, Germany
09/2013 - 05/2015 Research associate in the Theory Group of Fundamental Processes in Quantum Physics lead by Prof. Peter Schmelcher, Centre for Optical Quantum Technologies and The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, Hamburg, Germany
09/2011 - 07/2013 Exchange program and Master thesis with Prof. Peter Lambropoulos with title: ‘Atoms in Strong Short Wavelength Radiation’ at the University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
10/2010 - 08/2013 M.Sc. in Physics, Technical University Berlin, Germany
10/2007 - 09/2010 B.Sc. in Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany