Kai-Fu Wong

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 94, room O3.022)
22607 Hamburg


Kai joined the group in 2020 as a student researcher. His main investigation during his PhD graduate period will be the interaction between ultrafast light pulses and DNA-hybrid systems for different future applications (for instance lab-on-a-chip devices). Additionally, due to his background in nanoscience he is also interested in time resolved stuides involving nanoparticles, particularly in the field of plasmonics.

Academic Career

since 2022 Graduate student at DESY with main project containing ultrafast studies on DNA hybrid systems under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Calegary (DESY) and Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta (UHH).
2019 - 2022
M.Sc. in Nanoscience, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Master project in the FS-ATTO group (DESY) in a collaboration with the AK Lange group (UHH, Physical Chemistry) and Attosecond Imaging group (MPQ).
Title of Thesis: Petahertz Optical Sampling of Nanoplasmonic Fields
2016 - 2019
B.Sc. in Nanoscience, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Bachelor project in the AK Lange group (UHH, Physical Chemistry).
Title of Thesis: Studying the Effect of Crystallinity on Electron-Phonon Coupling in Gold Nanoparticles via Transient Absorption Spectroscopy