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Curriculum Vitae

Victor Kimberg, PhD, Docent

Curriculum Vitae

Higher education qualifications:

  • 2016: Docent in Bioscience with strong X rays, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2006: PhD in Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1995: Master of Science in Physics, Krasnoyarsk State University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Academic employment:

  • 2014 – present: Docent at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2011 – 2014: Research fellow, Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (at CFEL, Hamburg, Germany).
  • 2009 – 2011: Research fellow, PLEIADES beamline, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  • 2006 – 2009: Research fellow, Department of Photo-Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan.
  • 1995 – 2002: Junior researcher, Department of Coherent Optics, Kirensky Institute for Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.


  • Physical biochemistry (KTH, course KD1500, 7.5 points): 2014, 2016-2022
  • Quantum dynamics (KTH, course BB3130, 7.5 points): 2015-2016, 2022
  • Introduction to strong field x-ray science (SFU, Russia): 2017

PhD supervision:

R.C. Couto (2016), N. Ignatova (2018), V. Vaz da Cruz (2018), V. Savchenko (2021)

Research grants as Principal Investigator:

  • Vetenskapsrådat (VR, Sweden), Research grant 2019-03470 (2020-2023)
  • Carl Tryggers Stiftelse (CTS, Sweden), Postdoc host KF17:9 (2017-2018)
  • Carl Tryggers Stiftelse (CTS, Sweden), Postdoc host 15:266 (2016-2017)
  • Vetenskapsrådat (VR, Sweden), Research grant 2015-04510 (2016-2019)
  • Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS, Japan), Postdoctoral grant 06068 (2006-2008)

Scientific achievements for the last 5 years (2022-2018):

  • 23 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Reviews of Modern Physics, Nature Communications, PNAS, Scientific Reports, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, etc.
  • Reviewing for Physical Review A, Physical Reveiw Letters, Structural Dynamics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Nature Communication Materials, Journal of Chemical Physics, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Chemical Science, Photonics, Scientific Reports
  • 13 invited talks on international conferences, 4 invited lectures
  • Editorial: Topic Editor for “Molecules” (IF 4.412, ISSN 1420-3049)

List of the 10 selected publications

The total scientific impact of Dr. V. Kimberg consists of more than 70 publications in peer-review journals with 1150 citations and h-index 19 (according to the “Google Scholar Citations” on 01.04.2022).

  1. F. Gel’mukhanov, M. Odelius, S. P. Polyutov, A. Föhlisch, and V. Kimberg, "Dynamics of resonant x-ray and Auger scattering", Rev. Mod. Phys., vol. 93, 035001, Oct. 2021.

  2. V. Savchenko, V. Ekholm, I. E. Brumboiu, P. Norman, A. Pietzsch, A. Föhlisch, J. Rubensson, J. Gråsjö, O. Björneholm, C. Såthe, M. Dong, T. Schmitt, D. McNally, X. Lu, P. Krasnov, S. P. Polyutov, F. Gel’mukhanov, M. Odelius, and V. Kimberg, "Hydrogen bond effects in multimode nuclear dynamics of acetic acid observed via resonant x-ray scattering", J. Chem. Phys.,  vol. 154, 214304, Jun. 2021.

  3. V. Vaz da Cruz, F Gel’mukhanov, S Eckert, M Iannuzzi, E Ertan, A Pietzsch, R C Couto, J Niskanen, M Fondell, M Dantz, T Schmitt, X Lu, D McNally, R M Jay, V Kimberg, A Föhlisch, and M Odelius, “Probing hydrogen bond strength in liquid water by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering,” Nat. Commun., vol. 10, no. 1, 1013, Mar. 2019.

  4. E. Ertan, V. Savchenko, N. Ignatova, V. Vaz da Cruz, R. C. Couto, S. Eckert, M. Fondell, M. Dantz, B. Kennedy, T. Schmitt, A. Pietzsch, A. Föhlisch, F. Gelmukhanov, M. Odelius, and V. Kimberg, “Ultrafast dissociation features in RIXS spectra of the water molecule,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 20, 14384, 2018.

  5. R. C. Couto, V. V. Cruz, E. Ertan, S. Eckert, M. Fondell, M. Dantz, B. Kennedy, T. Schmitt, A. Pietzsch, F. F. Guimarães, H. Ågren, F. Gel’mukhanov, M. Odelius, V. Kimberg, and A. Föhlisch, “Selective gating to vibrational modes through resonant X-ray scattering,” Nat. Commun., vol. 8, pp. 12725–12734, 2017.

  6. V. Kimberg, A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, L. Mercadier, C. Weninger, A. Lutman, D. Ratner, R. Coffee, M. Bucher, M. Mucke, M. Agåker, C. Såthe, C. Bostedt, J. Nordgren, J. E. Rubensson, and N. Rohringer, “Stimulated X-ray Raman scattering – a critical assessment of the building block of nonlinear X-ray spectroscopy,” Faraday Discuss., vol. 194, pp. 305–324, 2016.

  7. V. Kimberg and N. Rohringer, “Stochastic stimulated electronic x-ray Raman spectroscopy,” Struct. Dyn., vol. 3, no. 3, p. 034101, May 2016.

  8. V. Kimberg, A. Lindblad, J. Söderström, O. Travnikova, C. Nicolas, Y. P. Sun, F. Gelmukhanov, N. Kosugi, and C. Miron, “Single-Molecule X-Ray Interferometry: Controlling Coupled Electron-Nuclear Quantum Dynamics and Imaging Molecular Potentials by Ultrahigh-Resolution Resonant,” Phys. Rev. X, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 011017, Mar. 2013.

  9. V. Kimberg and N. Rohringer, “Amplified X-Ray Emission from Core-Ionized Diatomic Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 110, no. 4, p. 043901, Jan. 2013.

  10. C. Miron, C. Nicolas, O. Travnikova, P. Morin, Y. Sun, F. Gel’mukhanov, N. Kosugi, and V. Kimberg, “Imaging molecular potentials using ultrahigh-resolution resonant photoemission,” Nat. Phys., vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 135–138, 2011.

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