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Andrius Baltuška, Ph.D.



1988 - 1993 Undergraduate studies
Diploma in Physics
Thesis advisors:
Dr. R. Gadonas and Prof. Dr. A.P. Piskarskas
Faculty of Physics,
Vilnius University
(Vilnius, Lithuania)
1993 - 1995 3 semesters of postgraduate studies (specialization: laser physics and spectroscopy)
Supervisors: Dr. R. Gadonas and Prof. Dr. A.P. Piskarskas
Laser Research Center,
Vilnius University
(Vilnius, Lithuania)
1995 - 1996 TEMPUS graduate student scholarship Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rienk van Grondelle Faculty of Sciences, Laser Center, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
1996 - 2000 Ubbo Emmius Ph.D. research scholarship (Ultrafast laser spectroscopy group)
Ph.D. in Chemical Physics
Thesis advisors: Dr. M.S. Pshenichnikov and Prof. Dr. D.A. Wiersma
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
(Groningen, The Netherlands)



Title: "Hydrated Electron Dynamics Explored with 5-fs Optical Pulses"
Advisors: Dr. Maxim S. Pshenichnikov and Prof. Dr. Douwe A. Wiersma
Thesis online:


Positions held

01.03.2006 - Univ. Prof. Photonics Institute
Vienna Univ. of Technology
(Vienna, Austria)
2005 Leader of a Max-Planck Junior research group Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
2004 - 2005 Scientist Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (Laboratory for attosecond and high-field physics, division of Prof. F. Krausz)
2002 - 2004 Post Doctoral Researcher Photonics Institute
(Prof. F. Krausz lab),
Vienna Univ. of Technology
(Vienna, Austria)
2000 - 2002 Research Associate Faculty of Science
(Prof. T. Kobayashi lab),
University of Tokyo
(Tokyo, Japan)
1992 - 1995 Research Assistant Laser Research Center
(head: Prof. A. P. Piskarskas),
Vilnius University
(Vilnius, Lithuania)


Current research interests

Diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSSL).
Femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy.
Generation and characterization of ultrashort pulses.
Adaptive optics and computer-controlled pulse shaping.
Refractive pulse compression using gradient-index bulk media.
Nonlinear fiber optics with femtosecond pulses.
Broadband parametric generation and amplification.
Stabilization of carrier-envelope phase of intense few-cycle optical pulses.
Electron dynamics in polar solvents.
Charge transfer reactions in fluids.
Attosecond pulse generation and metrology.

Awards and Stipends

•  TEMPUS Stipend (1995 - 1996)
•  Ubbo Emmius Research Stipend, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (1996 - 2000)
•  European Young Investigator Award (EURYI 2004)
•  2006 Ignaz L. Lieben Award from the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Professional duties

  • Program chair HILAS 2011 and 2012
  • Program chair ASSP 2012
  • Program committee member CLEO-Europe, NLO
  • Former committee member CLEO

Publication list (download pdf)