Daniel Horke

Group Leader | Assistant Professor

Postbus 9010
Nijmegen, 6500 GL
The Netherlands

Short CV


  • 2003 – 2005: International Baccalaureate, Malvern, UK
  • 2005 – 2009: M.Sci. Natural Sciences (Chemistry+Physics), Durham University, UK
  • 2009 – 2012: PhD, Dept. of Chemistry, Durham University, UK (Advisor: Prof. Jan Verlet)

Research Positions

  • 2013 – 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Jochen Küpper)
  • 2014 – 2018: Team Leader, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Jochen Küpper)
  • since 2019: Assistant Professor and Group Leader, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Grants and Awards

  • 2019 NWO Start-up grant
  • 2020 NWO VIDI grant
  • 2020 EFRO-Oost
  • 2021 NWO Roadmap (Co-PI)

Yerbolat Dauletyarov


+31-24 365 3280

Grite Abma

PhD Student

Siwen Wang

PhD Student

Ana Caballo

PhD Student

Olga Duda

PhD Student

Rutger Zijlstra

MSc Student

Mark Reindeers

BSc student

Our group is part of the Spectroscopy of Cold Molecules department and we gratefully acknowledge the support from the entire department, especially from the technical and administrative staff!


Dries KleuskensMSc2020-2021
Ana CaballoMSc2020-2021
Bhargava RamPostDoc2021
Jantijn JenniskensBSc2022
Saskia PietersMSc2022-2023
Roger DhoogeBSc2023
Peter KrügerPostDoc2022-2023
Roger DhoogeBSc2023


Poster at FEMTO15

Grite is off to the FEMTO15 conference in Berlin, presenting our work on using UV-XUV pump-probe spectroscopy to follow roaming dynamics in acetaldehyde. You can also find the poster in our gallery.
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New paper in Molecules

Our latest paper on High-Throughput UV Photofragmentation is out now in Molecules – well done Siwen and Yerbolat!
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New paper in JASMS

Our latest paper on vaporization of intact neutral biomolecules using laser-based thermal desorption is out now in J. Am. Soc. Mass. Spec. – Well done Yerbolat and Siwen!
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Roger joins for BSc internship

Roger joins the group for his BSc internship – welcome!
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New paper in PCCP

Our paper on UV photofragmentation of thymine and guanine – combining continuous laser-based thermal desorption with high repetition rate fiber lasers – is out now in PCCP. Well done Siwen and Yerbolat!
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