Raphael Jay

Researcher at Department of Physics and Astronomy, X-ray Photon Science

Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am a researcher in the Chemical and Bio-molecular Physics program, where I study the photochemistry of transition metal complexes. Specifically, I'm interested in understanding how the electronic structure of photochemically prepared reaction intermediates determines their catalytic activity. To this end, I use time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy to follow in time and space how transition metal catalysts mediate the formation and breaking of chemical bonds.

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2013

Master of Science in Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2015

PhD in Experimental Physics, Universität Potsdam and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin, Germany, 2015 - 2020, Title: “Principles of charge distribution and separation: The case of iron complexes probed by X-ray spectroscopy”


Carl-Ramsauer-Price 2020 (awarded for outstanding doctoral thesis in physics and adjacent fields of research)

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Raphael Jay