dr. Nataliia Kuzkova

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Nataliia Kuzkova studied physics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and received her MSc degree with honors in Optics and Laser Physics in 2014. She was granted a scholarship that allowed her to conduct research in the Femtoscopy group of Prof. Tullio Scopigno at the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. There, she explored the dynamics of disordered materials and liquids through the interferometric picosecond acoustics method. Following her graduation, Nataliia worked as a scientific assistant in the ALPS group at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. In 2017, she joined the Institute of Electronic Structure Dynamics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). Her research at HZB focused on investigating the ultrafast photodynamics in molecular and material systems using femtosecond time-resolved EUV photoemission and transient absorption spectroscopy techniques. In 2023, she completed her PhD at the Free University of Berlin under the supervision of Dr. Iain Wilkinson on research performed at HZB.

Driven by curiosity and determination, Nataliia continued as a Postdoctoral fellow in the HHG and EUV Science group of Dr. Peter Kraus at ARCNL. She is primarily interested in the development of HHG-based EUV sources and their application to imaging, holography, and spectroscopy.