Chemical and Engineering Materials Division

Thomas Proffen

CEMD Interim Director Thomas Proffen

The Chemical and Engineering Materials Division (CEMD) supports neutron-based research at SNS and HFIR in understanding the structure and dynamics of chemical systems and novel engineering materials. The user community takes advantage of division-supported capabilities of neutron scattering for measurements over wide ranges of experimental and operating conditions, including studies of chemical and physical changes in situ. User experiments with diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, and neutron imaging instruments address a range of problems in chemistry and in engineering materials research.

Current areas of research supported by the division include the structure and dynamics of electrical energy storage materials and systems, the performance of engineering materials under varying environments, fundamentals of structure under extreme pressure and/or temperature conditions, and the effects of processing conditions on material performance.

Key Division Contacts

Interim Director Thomas Proffen
Administrative Assistant Toni Sawyer
Diffraction Ashfia Huq
Engineering Materials Andrew Payzant
Spectroscopy Anibal (Timmy) Ramirez-Cuesta