Andreas Volkmer, Ph.D.

3. Physikalisches Institut,
Universität Stuttgart
Pfaffenwaldring 57

70 550 Suttgart
Tel: ++49 (0)711 685 65236

Fax: ++49 (0)711 685 65281



Development and application of advanced, spatially resolved, optical methods for the characterization of the structure and dynamics of molecular species within complex and heterogeneous systems, in particular:


·         Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Microscopy

·         Coherent Raman Scattering  (CRS) microspectroscopies

·         Ultrafast optics and coherent spectroscopy

·         Single-Molecule Fluorescence Biophysics

·         Hydrodynamic Properties of Proteins

·         Photon counting techniques and correlation spectroscopy

·         Biomolecular Quantum Optics



A. Volkmer, Chapter 6: Coherent Raman scattering microscopy, in Emerging Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy Eds. P. Matousek and M. Morris, 2010 (Springer- Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo, ISBN: 978-3-642-02648-5)


C. Eggeling, A. Volkmer, C.A.M. Seidel, Molecular photobleaching kinetics of Rhodamine 6G under the conditions of one- and two-photon induced confocal fluorescence microscopy, ChemPhysChem, 6 (2005) 791-804 (Review)


A. Volkmer, Vibrational imaging and microspectroscopies based on coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 38 (2005) R59-R81 (Topical Review)


C. Eggeling, S. Berger, L. Brand, J. R. Fries, J. Schaffer, A. Volkmer, C.A.M. Seidel, Data registration and selective single-molecule analysis using multi-parameter fluorescence detection (Review), J. Biotechnol., 86 (2001) 163-180

For full list of publications, click here.



X.S. Xie, A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, System and Method for Epi-detected Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (E-CARS) Microscopy,
U.S. Patent No.: US 6,809,814 B2 (Date of Patent: 26.10.2004);
International patent application: PCT/US01/19678 (filed on June 20, 2001).


2002 - 

Principal Investigator and Leader of an independent research group, University of Stuttgart, Germany

1999 - 2001

Research Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

1998 - 1999

Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany


Ph.D. degree in Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK


Diploma degree in Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany



2008 Gordon Research Conference Principle Investigator Prize on Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology


DFG Research Grant (Emmy-Noether Award, phase II) run an independent research group at the University of Stuttgart, Germany


DFG Research Fellowship (Emmy-Noether Award, phase I) to conduct research at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA


Max Planck Research Fellowship to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany


Böhringer Ingelheim Research Fellowship to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany



Biophysical Society, Bethesda, USA


Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK


Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Bad Honnef, Germany

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