Andreas Volkmer, Ph.D.

3. Physikalisches Institut,
Universitaet 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 microspectroscopies in the time- and frequency domains for the characterization of the structure and dynamics of molecular species within complex and heterogeneous systems, in particular:

Coherent Raman Scattering and Nonlinear Optical Imaging and Microspectroscopies;

Ultrafast Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials with Few-Cycle Pulses;

Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopies;

Advanced Photon Correlation Techniques;

Biomolecular Quantum Optics;


E.O. Potma, X.S. Xie, A. Volkmer and J.X. Cheng, Chapter 2: Coherent Raman Scattering under Tightly Focused Conditions, in Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy, Eds. J.X. Cheng and X.S. Xie, 2012 (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6765-5)

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)


J. Kiefer, A. Materny, J. Moger, H. L. Offerhaus, P.P. Radi, A. Volkmer, and A.M. Zheltikov, Advances in nonlinear optical spectroscopies: A historical perspective of developments and applications presented at ECONOS, J. Raman Spectrosc. 47 (2016) 1111-1123.

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, J.-X. Cheng, and A. Volkmer, 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); also published as: EP1311813A1, EP1311813A4, EP1311813B1, EP1311813B9, US20030160955, WO2002006778A1


2002 - present

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


Visiting Professor (W3) at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Tuebingen, Germany;

1999 - 2001

Research Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

1998 - 1999

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

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


Biophysical Society, Bethesda, USA

Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Bad Honnef, Germany

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