Dr. MER Marcel Drabbels

Marcel Drabbels studied experimental physics at the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and in 1993 obtained his Ph.D. at that same university. He then moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he studied the dynamics of highly vibrationally excited molecules and developed a new detection technique to study the photodissociation of molecules. When he returned to the Netherlands in 1996 he joined the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam where he worked on the development of new types of infrared imaging and streak cameras. In 1997 Dr. Drabbels was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and he moved to the Free University of Amsterdam. There he studied the collision dynamics of molecules and initiated photodissociation experiments using ultrafast lasers. As of 1. October 1998 he is appointed as senior scientist (MER) at the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering where he studies the spectroscopy and dynamics of nanoscale systems.


Academic Positions

1998

 

Senior Lecturer (MER), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

 

1997-1998

 

Fellow of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1996-1997

 

Research associate, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1993-1996

 

Post-doctoral researcher, University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

 


Education

1993

 

Ph.D. in Physics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

1989

 

M.Sc. in Experimental Physics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Selected Honors and Awards

2008

 

Prix Polysphères, elected best teacher by students in the faculty of Basic Sciences

 

1997

 

Research fellowship of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences