Tenure for Oscar Versolato

Group leader Oscar Versolato has been awarded tenure. He will be employed by Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, partner of ARCNL, as ‘Universitair Hoofddocent’ (Associate Professor) while working as permanent group leader at ARCNL.

12/05/2019 | 1:17 PM

Versolato will continue heading the EUV Plasma Processes group together with group leaders Wim Ubachs (VU) and Ronnie Hoekstra (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). In addition, he is head of the ARCNL Source Department.

Versolato received his PhD cum laude from the University of Groningen, funded by an NWO Toptalent grant, on the laser spectroscopy of trapped radioactive ions. As a post-doc he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg to work on highly charged ions in strongly coupled, Coulomb-crystallized plasmas. His present research interests include plasma sources of extreme ultraviolet radiation, droplet deformation and fragmentation after laser pulse impact, physics of highly charged ions, and spectroscopy.

Versolato joined ARCNL in 2014, a few months after the research center was founded. He was awarded the 2016 NWO Vidi research grant as well as the 2018 ERC Starting grant.