Structural Molecular Dynamics
Welcome to the research group of Prof. Jochen Mikosch
Since May 2022 there is a new professorship for experimental physics at the Institute of Physics. We have moved from the Max-Born-Institute in Berlin to the University of Kassel to set up a new research group investigating `Structural Molecular Dynamics´. We will apply experimental methods from the cutting-edge research frontier of attosecond physics to interesting scientific problems in the crossroads of physics, chemistry and material science. Processes on these unprecedented timescales represent one of the most exciting frontiers in contemporary physics.
After studies of physics in Freiburg, Heidelberg, and Cambridge (England), Jochen Mikosch defended his PhD thesis in 2008 in Freiburg under the supervision of Roland Wester and after that pursued a Postdoc with Albert Stolow at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa. Since 2013 he was group leader and since 2020 also project coordinator at the Max-Born-Institute (MBI) in Berlin (division A of Marc Vrakking). In 2020 he has won a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for time-resolved structural imaging of the dynamics of chemical reactions. Since May 1st, 2022 he is Heisenberg professor at the University of Kassel.