dr. Peter Kraus

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Peter Kraus has been group leader at ARCNL since May 2018, and assistant professor of physics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (tenured since June 2022). Peter’s research interests lie in developing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and highly nonlinear light sources from gas and solid-state high-harmonic generation, and apply them for ultrafast spectroscopy and nanoscale metrology experiments with relevance to nanolithography.

Prior to joining ARCNL/VU, Peter Kraus worked at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) on the development of new experimental techniques for investigating attosecond phenomena in solid-state materials. Peter obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2015. Here, he developed and advanced the techniques of high harmonic-spectroscopy for investigations of electronic and nuclear structure and dynamics of molecular systems. His PhD thesis was awarded the ETH medal for outstanding theses and the Justin Jankunkas award by the American Physical society for the best thesis in chemical physics.

Since starting at ARCNL, Peter has obtained funding from the European Research Council (ERC Starting grant, 2022), NWO domain ENW in the form of a Veni (2018), a Vidi (2023) and open competition M-2 (2023), as well as funding from NWO domain TTW (Open Technology program, in 2020 and 2023).