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Physicist Dr. Antonietta De Sio

Physicist Dr. Antonietta De Sio
School 5
Institute of Physics
Ultrafast Nano- Optics
University of Oldenburg
"I am interested in the study of the basic mechanisms underlying the transport of energy and charges on the nanoscale on ultrafast timescales. For that I employ sequences of ultrashort light pulses in a technique called multidimensional coherent spectroscopy to investigate how matter interacts with light and possibly devise strategies to control..."
"...the flow of energy and charges in matter. This understanding is essential towards the rationale design of efficient materials for specific applications such as, for example, in solar energy conversion."
What made you want to go to science?
 "Since an early age I have been very interested in scientific and technical subjects, but I did not think that I would do research until later. During my undergrad studies I was admitted to a two-months summer internship at a research institute. It was an amazing experience that played a decisive role in choosing to pursue a PhD afterwards."
Some insight into the lab...
What is the achievement you are most proud of?

"Every accepted paper is very rewarding. Every time I can present our new results in a scientific talk is very rewarding."

Did you meet any barriers during your career as a scientific researcher?
"Yes, of course I met barriers, and there are for sure more out there still waiting. Everyone of us encounters barriers of different kind on the way, I guess.
What is your advice for those who are interested in working in science?

"Being passionate about what you do and work hard for it are important attitudes, but you also need clear goals, discipline, focus, regular external feedback, and good mentors. As in any other field I think, you need to be clear about what you really want to do and to achieve."

Picture of receiving the Tingye Li Innovation Prize from the OSA president.
University education / Academic positions.
2008: Laurea (M.Sc.) in Electronic Engineering at the University of Salerno, Italy. 
2009-2012: PhD student in the Energy and Semiconductor Research Laboratory (Prof. J. Parisi), University of Oldenburg, Germany.
2012: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Experimental Physics at the University of Oldenburg. Advisors: Prof. J. Parisi and Prof. E. von Hauff.
2013-2018: Postdoctoral researcher in the Ultrafast Nano-Optics group (Prof. C. Lienau), Institute of Physics, University of Oldenburg, Germany.
2018: akademische Rätin auf Zeit (senior researcher) at the Institute of Physics, University of Oldenburg. Successful mid-term evaluation in 2021.

2015: Tingye Li Innovation Prize of the Optical Society of America Foundation.

2018: Preis für exzellente Forschung of the Universitätsgesellschaft Oldenburg.
What is your agenda for the coming months? 

 "I am particularly looking forward to starting a new project within a larger collaborative research 
effort of the Institute 
of Physics."
Thank you, Dr. Antonietta De Sio!