I am interested in the dynamics of complex sytems ranging from domain dynamics in ferroelectrics to non-linear phenomena in entangled polymer networks and other soft-matter systems. Therefore, I plan and conduct experiments at word leading X-ray facilities like synchrotrons and free-electron lasers employing and developing coherent X-ray scattering techniques like X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS).
As a PhD student at the Materials Imaging and Dynamics Instrument (MID) at European XFEL, I studied complex dynamics in aqueous solutions and the viscoelastic properties of photorheological liquids.
Facing the challenges of big data—generated especially by free-electron lasers—I dedicate part of my work to the development of data analysis software for analyzing X-ray scattering data.
Currently, I am working on a method to deduce dynamical information from homeopathic scattering patterns to investigate the dynamics of proteins in solution.