Lorenzo Pratolli

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85  (building 94, room O3.018)
22607 Hamburg


Lorenzo is currently working on the development of a high-repetition rate (200 kHz) time-compensated monochromator in the extreme ultraviolet (XUV). In combination with ultrashort near-infrared pulses, this setup will provide spectrally tunable XUV light pulses with time duration of few-femtoseconds, thus allowing to target specific excitation pathways that cannot be precisely investigated with the typically broadband HHG sources. The beamline will be used to investigate ultrafast processes such as proton and charge transfers in bio-relevant molecules in solvated environments.

This research is carried out within the international project UDIET (Ultrafast Dynamics in Intermolecular Energy Transfer) between Universität Hamburg and Lund University.

Academic Career

2022 Graduate student at DESY in the FS-ATTO group.

Master's Degree in Physics of Matter
Thesis: "Real-time Lipid metabolism in hepatocyte cultures using coherent Raman microscopy"
under the supervision of prof. Tullio Scopigno, "La Sapienza" University of Rome.

2015 - 2018

Bachelor Degree in Physics
Thesis: "The ⁸Be and the Dark Photon"
under the supervision of prof. Mauro Raggi, "La Sapienza" University of Rome.