Frank de Groot

Frank de Groot

Frank de Groot is professor of Synchrotron and Theoretical Spectroscopy of Catalytic Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry at Utrecht University. In 2006, he received the NWO-CW vici grant. His work reflects a concern with the theoretical and the experimental aspects of X-ray spectroscopy, including both fundamental studies and applications. His current interest is in the use of X-ray spectroscopies for the study of the electronic and magnetic structure of condensed matter, in particular for transition metal oxides, (magnetic) nanoparticles and heterogeneous catalysts under working conditions.
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Eli Stavitski

Eli Stavitski

Eli Stavitski is research associate at the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA). Eli obtained his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2006 where he studied natural and artificial photosynthesis using magnetic resonance methods, followed by postdoctoral research at Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In 2008 he received a VENI research award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. His research focus is on the development and applications of micro-spectroscopic methods to gain molecular understanding of bio- and heterogeneous catalytic systems.

Pieter Glatzel

Pieter Glatzel is staff scientist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble/France. He studied physics at the universities of Mainz, Glasgow and Hamburg where he obtained his M.Sc. in the field of photoelectron spectroscopy on free metal atoms. During a four year stay at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he developed and applied X-ray photon-in/photon-out spectroscopies and earned his PhD from Hamburg University. Following his postdoctoral research with Frank de Groot in Utrecht he joined the ESRF to explore the possibilities of XES and RIXS. His recent interests lie in time-resolved studies and the combination of RIXS with magnetic circular dichroism (Personal site)

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