Andrea Trabattoni


Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 94, room 03.020)
22607 Hamburg
Institut für Quantenoptik (IQO)
Leibniz Universität
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover


My research interest is to investigate the electron motion in atoms, biochemically relevant molecules, and nanosize systems. In my research, I employ the tools of attosecond technology and develop pump-probe schemes to capture the electron dynamics in the investigated targets with sub-femtosecond resolution. Since 2021, I have been leading a research team to investigate the electron dynamics involved in nuclear transitions.

Academic Career

Since 2022 Junior Professor in Ultrafast Photoelectron Science, Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.
Since 2021 Helmholtz Young Investigator group leader, "Time-resolved spectroscopy of photo-induced electron dynamics in nuclear transitions", Attosecond Science group of the DESY Photon Science Division, Hamburg, Germany.
Since 2018
Team leader in the Attosecond Science group of the DESY Photon Science Division, Hamburg, Germany.
2016 - 2018
Alexander von Humboldt fellow at Center for Free Electron Laser Science(CFEL), DESY, Hamburg
Proposal title: Structure-resolved ultrafast dynamics in complex molecules by laser-induced electron diffraction
Postdoctoral Researcher at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Project title: Molecular dynamics induced by monochromatized XUV light
2011 - 2014
PhD cum laude – Experimental Physics, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Thesis title: Attosecond electron dynamics in complex molecular systems
2006 - 2011 Master Graduation cum laude – Theoretical Physics, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Thesis title: Stopping light in two dimensional quasicrystalline waveguides