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Dmitry Turchinovich

Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Germany

About Dmitry Turchinovich

Dmitry Turchinovich (b. 1976) is professor of experimental physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests belong to ultrafast condensed matter physics, and to general ultrafast science. As the main experimental tool he and his colleagues use ultrafast terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, implemented in many different modalities. Dmitry Turchinovich received his Masters degree from St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University and Ioffe Institute in 1999, and his PhD from the University of Freiburg in 2004. Prior to his appointment at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2017, he held positions at Utrecht University (2004 - 2006), Technical University of Denmark (2006 - 2012), and Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (2012 - 2017). In 2015 - 2016 he was a visiting professor at Osaka University. In the recent years he has published numerous papers in Nature research journals and in Science, dedicated to ultrafast dynamics of charge, lattice and spins in various electronic materials, as well as to novel nonlinear-optical techniques. In particular, Dmitry Turchinovich and his group demonstrated the terahertz high-harmonic generation in graphene (H. A. Hafez et al., Nature (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0508-1), pioneered the thermodynamic picture of ultrafast electron conduction in graphene (Z. Mics et al., Nature Commun. 6, 7655 (2015)), and introduced the spin resolution into linear THz spectroscopy (Z. Jin et al. Nature Phys. 11, 761 (2015)). He also contributed to the demonstration of light-less quantum electrodynamics in magnetic materials (Li et al., Science 361, 794 (2018)), to the development of extremely efficient emitters of THz radiation based on spintronic principles (T. Seifert et al., Nature Photon. 10, 483 (2016)), to the development of novel multi-modality stain-free bio-imaging techniques (H. Tu et al., Nature Photon. 10, 534 (2016)), to the discovery of very strong electron-hyperbolic phonon coupling in van der Waals heterostructures (K.-J. Tielrooij et al., Nature Nanotech. 13, 41 (2018)), as well as to the development of novel THz-based vibrational spectroscopy techniques (H. Kim et al., Nature Commun. 8, 687 (2017) and M. Grechko et al., Nature Commun. 9, 885 (2018)). In 2013 Dmitry Turchinovich was awarded the European Union Career Integration Grant, and in 2016 he was elected Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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