Research interests

  • Ultrafast X-ray science at synchrotrons and XFEL facilities
  • Time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy and scattering
  • Ultrafast electron microscopy
  • Mechanism in photo(electro)chemistry
  • Photophysics of coordination complexes for photocatalysis and photovoltaics
  • Carrier dynamics in nanostructured materials

Research Units in UniSysCat

Awards (selection)

2018 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award
2014 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Prof. Dr. Renske M. van der Veen
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
12489 Berlin
+49 (0)30 8062-15059

Publications (selection)

T.C. Rossi, C.R Dykstra, T.N. Haddock, R. Wallick, J.H. Burke, C.M. Gentle, G. Doumy, A.-M. March, R.M. van der Veen, "Charge Carrier Screening in Photoexcited Epitaxial Semiconductor Nanorods Revealed by Transient X-ray Absorption Linear Dichroism", Nano Letters, 21, 9534-9542 (2021),

O. Zandi, A.E. Sykes, R.D. Cornelius, F.M. Alcorn, B.S. Zerbe, P.M. Duxbury, B.W. Reed, R.M. van der Veen, "Transient Lensing from a Photoemitted Electron Gas Imaged by Ultrafast Electron Microscopy", Nat. Commun., 11, 3001 (2020),  

C. Gentle, Y. Wang, T.N. Haddock, C.P. Dykstra, R.M. van der Veen, "Internal Atomic-Scale Structure Determination and Band Alignment of II-VI Quantum Dot Heterostructures", J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 6, 3895-3904(2020),

E. Pomarico, Y.-J. Kim, F.J. Garćia de Abajo, O.-H. Kwon, F. Carbone, R.M. van der Veen, "Ultrafast Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy in Transmission Electron Microscopy", MRS Bulletin, 43(7), 497 (2018),

S.T. Park, R.M. van der Veen, "Modeling Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Phase Transitions at the Nanoscale: Application to Spin-Crossover", Structural Dynamics, 4, 044028 (2017),

R.M. van der Veen, T.J. Penfold, A.H. Zewail, “Ultrafast Core-Loss Spectroscopy in 4D Electron Microscopy”, Structural Dynamics, 2, 024302 (2015),

R.M. van der Veen, A. Tissot, A. Hauser, A.H. Zewail, "Unusual Molecular Material formed through Irreversible Transformation and revealed by 4D Electron Microscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 7831-7838 (2013),

R.M. van der Veen, O-H. Kwon, S.T. Park, A. Tissot, A. Hauser, A.H. Zewail, "Single-Nanoparticle Phase Transitions Visualized by 4D Electron Microscopy", Nature Chem., 5, 395-402 (2013), 

Yurtsever, R.M. van der Veen, A.H. Zewail, "Sub-particle Ultrafast Spectrum Imaging in Electron Microscopy", Science, 335, 6064 (2012),