Dr. Markus Ilchen

Gruppenleiter einer Peter Paul Ewald Arbeitsgruppe
Address Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40
34132 Kassel
Room R 0206
Telephone +49 561 804-4004
Telefax +49 561 804-4150
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information:

  • Born: 1981, Pinneberg, Germany
  • nationality: german


  • Study of physics, University of Bremen 2002-2008
  • Doctorate in Physics, Technical University of Berlin, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg, Germany 2009-2012

Research experience:

Oct 2017 – current
University of Kassel, Germany and
European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany
Junior Research Group Leader - Peter Paul Ewald-Fellow

Jan 2017- Sep 2017
European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany
Instrument Scientist - Small Quantum Systems

Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Stanford University - SLAC Menlo Park, USA and
European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany
Postdoc - Peter Paul Ewald-Fellow

Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
University of Hamburg, Germany and
European XFEL GmbH, Schenefeld, Germany
Postdoc - Collaborative Research Area (SFB) 925

Mar. 2012 - May 2012
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
Postdoc - PETRA III, P04 Beamline

Feb 2009 - Feb 2012
Technical University of Berlin, Germany and
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
PhD Student

Scientific interest:

  • Fundamental quantum mechanics in atomic and molecular systems
  • Nonlinear processes in light-matter interaction
  • Ultrafast chemistry in small and chiral molecules
  • Dichroic behavior of matter under circularly polarized laser, synchrotron and free-electron laser radiation
  • Beam diagnostics using photoemission spectroscopy
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction on small and chiral molecules