Dr. András Bödi

András Bödi

Group Leader, Reaction Dynamics Group

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Schweiz

ORCID: 0000-0003-2742-1051, Andras Bodi at Google Scholar


Andras Bodi leads the Reaction Dynamics Group in the Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation and Femtochemistry, Photon Science Division at the Paul Scherrer Intitute. He started working on instrumental projects during his master's thesis and developed the measurement program for a UV photoelectron spectrometer at Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary. He received his PhD summa cum laude in physical chemistry from Eötvös University in 2006. During his PhD, he focused on Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence (PEPICO) studies of the alkyl compounds of the nitrogen group. He carried out experiments at the University of North Carolina, where he participated in upgrading the PEPICO spectrometer. He was involved in various computational projects and studied, e.g., internal rotation in molecules. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mühleim an der Ruhr, Germany. Between 2005 and 2006, he was a research assistant and lecturer at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, where he studied the conformational behavior of substituted silacyclohexanes and the potential energy surfaces of small molecules to interpret Resonance-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization (REMPI) spectra. In 2007, he joined PSI as a postdoc to design and build a PEPICO endstation at the Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) beamline. He has established photoelectron photoion coincidence detection, constructed a number of velocity map imaging endstations, developed new data acquisition and analysis tools at the VUV beamline and has been a beamline scientist there since 2009.

Data acquisition approaches, coincidence experiments, and beamline components pioneered at the VUV beamline have inspired research programs at other synchrotrons worldwide. As a member of the Reaction Dynamics Group, Andras Bodi strives to ensure that the VUV beamline stays at the forefront of developing and applying double imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence (i2PEPICO) spectroscopy to deliver state-of-the-art spectroscopic and energetics data as well as a universal, sensitive, selective, and multiplexed detection tool. He also supports user experiments at the beamline, such as a cluster endstation in co-operation of the University of Konstanz or an ultrathin free-flowing liquid sheet setup with the Maloja/SwissFEL group. He has supervised master's, PhD and exchange students as well as postdocs during extended trips or stationed permanently at the beamline. He is a visitor guide at Paul Scherrer Institute.

Andras Bodi applies vacuum ultraviolet valence photoionization with imaging Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence techniques to study chemistry in all states and phases, from catalysis, energy storage and conversion, combustion, and pollution abatement to astrochemistry. He unveils reaction mechanisms and energetics in the neutral and cationic states by revealing elusive and highly reactive intermediates, locating rate-determining transition states and identifying reaction coordinates. He pursues experimental developments with the goal to establish PEPICO detection as a reaction microscope and unfold the emerging chemistry in a growing set of reactive systems, be it hot or cold, dense or sparse, simple or complex. He also applies computational chemistry tools to understand and model the measurements.

See ORCID for full list or DORA for a list of PSI publications.

Halogen‐Dependent Surface Confinement Governs Selective Alkane Functionalization to Olefins,
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201811669
Dissociative photoionization of chromium hexacarbonyl: A round-trip ticket to non-statisticality and a detective story in thermochemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2018.12.010
Radical Thermometers, Thermochemistry, and Photoelectron Spectra: A Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence Spectroscopy Study of the Methyl Peroxy Radical, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03145
Coincident velocity map image reconstruction illustrated by the single-photon valence photoionisation of CF3SF5, DOI: 10.1039/c7cp05576e
The Distant Double Bond Determines the Fate of the Carboxylic Group in the Dissociative Photoionization of Oleic Acid, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700983
Dissociative Photoionization of Dimethyl Carbonate: The More It Is Cut, the Bigger the Fragment Ion, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b00544
Nanofocusing, shadowing, and electron mean free path in the photoemission from aerosol droplets, DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2016.05.046
Bifurcated dissociative photoionization mechanism of acetic acid anhydride revealed by imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP05370J
Controlling tunnelling in methane loss from acetone ions by deuteration, DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02944A
On the protonation of water, DOI: 10.1039/c4sc00791c
Shining new light on the multifaceted dissociative photoionisation dynamics of CCl4, DOI: 10.1039/C4CP03009E
Intramolecular C–N Bond Activation and Ring-Expansion Reactions of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406036
Reaction Conditions of Methane-to-Methanol Conversion Affect the Structure of Active Copper Sites, DOI: 10.1021/cs400713c
A Halomethane Thermochemical Network from iPEPICO Experiments and Quantum Chemical Calculations, DOI: 10.1021/jp307941k
Dissociating C3H5Br+ ions: Almost all roads lead to the allyl cation, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2012.08.014
Bonding in a Borylene Complex Investigated by Photoionization and Dissociative Photoionization, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201103993
One- and Two-Dimensional Translational Energy Distributions in the Iodine-Loss Dissociation of 1,2-C2H4I2+ and 1,3-C3H6I2+: What Does This Mean? DOI: 10.1021/jp2121643
From Iron Pentacarbonyl to the Iron Ion by Imaging Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence, DOI: 10.1021/jp402443e
Tunneling in H loss from energy selected ethanol ions, DOI: 10.1039/c2cp43255b
Imaging breakdown diagrams for bromobutyne isomers with photoelectron photoion coincidence, DOI: 10.1039/c3cp53212g
A robust link between the thermochemistry of urea and isocyanic acid by dissociative photoionization, DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2012.11.013