Emil Zak

Research associate

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 212)
22607 Hamburg

CMI theory


My leading project focuses on investigating the effect of rotationally-induced chirality in the gas phase molecules. With high-accuracy first-principles simulations of rotational-vibrational dynamics I am developing procedures for creating, manipulating and detecting dynamic chirality.

Curriculum Vitae

04/2019 - presentPostdoctoral Researcher at Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), DESY, Hamburg
01/2018 - 01/2019Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen’s University, Department of Chemistry, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Computational quantum dynamics group
09/2014 - 09/2017PhD in Theoretical Physics at University College London, London, UK
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics Group (J. Tennyson)
Thesis entitled: Theoretical rotational-vibrational and rotational-vibrational-electronic spectroscopy of triatomic molecules
10/2011 - 10/2013MSc Theoretical Chemistry at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Organic semiconductors group (P. Petelenz)
Thesis entitled: Model of intraband relaxation of Frenkel excitons in Sexithiophene crystal
10/2008 - 10/2011BSc Chemistry at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland