Stefan is the head of the independent Ultrafast Solid-State-Spectroscopy Group of the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research and he is Juniorprofessor at the University of Stuttgart affiliated with the 4th Physics Institute.
Gelon is a PhD student with research focus on the nonlinear optical properties of hybrid plasmonic-organic systems in the visible and near infrared. While he was concentrating on the static properties like second or third harmonic generation until now, he plans opening the scope of his investigations also towards dynamic properties, for instance the transient absorption and optical switching of these hybrid systems.
Parmida develops advanced nonlinear optical and vibrational excitations to control and probe properties of novel quantum materials. Using nearfield optics, coupling these optical probes with the resolution of an atomic force microscope, allows her to access the equilibrium and transient optical properties of the light-driven states down to the nanoscale with subwavelength resolution.