Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper FRSC

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

Department of Physics   Department of Chemistry   The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging
Universität Hamburg
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg


Curriculum Vitae


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (invited 2014)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant COMOTION (2013)
  • Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (2009)
  • Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2001)
  • Rao Prize (2000)

Professional Experience

  • Group leader at Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron DESY (since 2010)
    Professor in the Department of Physics, Universität Hamburg (since 2010)
    Member of Scientific Board, DESY Photon Science (since 2013)
    Professor by courtesy in the Department of Chemistry, Universität Hamburg (since 2015)
    Leading Scientist, Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron DESY (since 2021)
  • Habilitation: Manipulating the motion of neutral molecules (Dr. habil.), Department of Physics, Free University of Berlin, Germany (2009)
  • Group leader in the Department of Molecular Physics at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany (2004-2010)
  • PostDoc at the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics "Rijnhuizen" (Gerard Meijer), Nieuwegein, The Netherlands (2002-2003)
  • PostDoc in the Department of Chemistry (Roger E. Miller†), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (2001-2002)
  • Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (2000)
  • Research associate in the Institute for Physical Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (1996-2000)
  • Diplom (Dipl. Chem.), Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (1996)
  • Research associate in the Department of Chemistry (David W. Pratt), University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1995)

Academic services


  • Scientific journals: Angew. Chem., J. Chem. Phys., J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Nature Comm., Nature Phys., New J. Phys., Phys. Rev. Lett., Rev. Sci. Instrum., Sci. Rep., Science, and many more
  • Funding organizations: AvH (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; including Humboldt Prizes), DFG (German Research Foundation, including Emmy Noether program), FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Minerva Foundation, NSF (National Science Foundation USA), SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation, including SNF Assistant Professorships), EU (including ARISTEIA, ERA-Chemistry), DOE (Department of Energy, USA), ACS PRF (Petroleum Research Fund), ...



  • Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG)
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • European Physical Society (EPS)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Deutsche Anwendervereinigung TeX (DANTE)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)


See also the corresponding lists at ORCID, ResearcherID, Google Scholar, arXiv, and the full list of CMI publications. See the DESY publication database for a list of all registered publications and, when available, corresponding (p)reprints.

There are also local pages with lists of all publications and invited talks and lectures, respectively.

Keyword cloud (arXiv publications)

Keyword cloud of my arXiv publications


Recent Publications

Local lists of all publications and invited talks and lectures of Jochen Küpper