Jenée earned her PhD in the Krummel group at Colorado State University and studied nanoaggregate structural features of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using 2D IR spectroscopy. Here she is studying ice surfaces with SFG.
Sudipta got his Masters' degree in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, for his work on the calibration of a pulse shaper using an Acousto-Optic Modulator in the group of Prof. D. Goswami. In his PhD he will investigate the water dynamics in charged air-water interfaces using time resolved multidimensional SFG.
Malte studied physics at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. He did his Master in experimental high energy physics, characterizing a prototype for the electromagnetic calorimeter of the PANDA experiment. In his PhD thesis he will investigate the water-air interface using time resolved multidimensional SFG.
Lisa studied technical chemistry at Graz University of Technology. In her master thesis she investigated the effect of the introduction of CuInS2 nanoparticles on the efficiency of organic inorganic hybrid solar cells in the group of Prof. Gregor Trimmel. In her PhD project she is studying the influence of flow and potential on interfacial water at solid-water interfaces under the supervision of Prof. Mischa Bonn and Dr. Ellen Backus.
Max studied Physical Engineering (B.Sc.) and Applied Physics (M.Sc.) at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. During his studies, he worked in the development department of H+S Cube Optics and investigated the loss mechanisms in wavelength division multiplexing components for fiber-optic communication networks. Under supervision of Ellen Backus and Ahmed Abdelmonem from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he is studying heterogeneous ice nucleation on atmospheric relevant mineral surfaces using sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy.
Jan studied Chemistry and received his Master in Spectroscopy and Simulation in the group of Prof. Martina Havenith at Ruhr-University of Bochum. He studied intermolecular interactions of reactive organic species with water using depletion spectroscopy in superfluid He-nanodroplets. For his PhD, he is studying non-equilibrium effects at solid/liquid interfaces using SFG.
Simon studied chemistry at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. In his diploma thesis at the Max- Planck-Institute for Chemistry he worked with single aerosol particle mass spectrometry in the group of Dr. Johannes Schneider. In his PhD thesis he is investigating the water splitting process on TiO2 surfaces using SFG.
Prerna did her Masters in Nanotechnology from Amity University, India. During her Master thesis in KIT (Karlsruhe), she worked on tuning mechanical properties of polymeric materials, and later worked on biomolecular simulations. For her PhD, she uses SFG to probe the surface of ice.
Shumei studied physics and earned her PhD in nonlinear spectroscopy in the group of Chuanshan Tian at Fudan University, China. In her thesis, she focused on the separation of surface and bulk contribution to reflected SFG. Here, she will investigate water in contact with titaniumdioxide using time resolved SFG.