Richard Ibberson

Richard Ibberson

Position: Division Director

Contact: or (865) 574-4962

3/2015 to present Division Director, Chemical and Engineering Materials, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

7/2012 to 3/2015 Senior Research Scientist, Dept. of Materials Science and Eng. University of Maryland

8/2009 to 3/2015 Group Leader, Research Facility Operations, NIST Center for Neutron Research

3/2009 to 6/2012 Associate Research Scientist, Dept. of Materials Science and Eng. University of Maryland

2003 to 2009 Senior Staff Scientist, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

1987 to 2003 Staff Scientist, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK


University of Durham, UK Geology B.Sc. 1986 University of Reading, UK Physics Ph.D. 1993

Selected Publications

  • A novel isomorphic phase transition in beta-pyrochlore oxide KOs2O6: a study using high resolution neutron powder diffraction, K. Sasai, M. Kofu, R.M. Ibberson, K. Hirota, J. Yamaura, Z. Hiroi, and O. Yamamuro, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 22, 015403 (2010)
  • Temperature- and pressure-induced proton transfer in the 1:1adduct formed between squaric acid and 4,4 '-bipyridine, D.M.S. Martins, D.S. Middlemiss, C.R. Pulham, C.C. Wilson, M.T. Weller, P.F. Henry, N. Shankland, W.G. Marshall, R.M. Ibberson, K.S. Knight, S. Moggach, M. Brunelli, and C.A. Morrison, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 3884-3893 (2009)
  • Structure and phase behaviour of the expanded metal compound 7Li(ND3)4, R.M. Ibberson, A.J. Fowkes, M.J. Rosseinsky, W.I.F. David, and P.P. Edwards, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 1435-1438 (2009)
  • Isotopic polymorphism in pyridine, S. Crawford, M.T. Kirchner, D. Bläser, R. Boese, W.I.F. David, A. Dawson, A. Gehrke, R.M. Ibberson, W.G. Marshall, S. Parsons, and O. Yamamuro, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 755-757 (2009)
  • Alloxan - a new low-temperature phase determined by neutron powder diffraction, R.M. Ibberson, W.G. Marshall, L.E. Budd, S. Parsons, C.R. Pulham, and C.K Spanswick, CrystEngComm, 10, 465-468 (2008)
  • Is deuterium always smaller than protium?, J.D. Dunitz and R.M. Ibberson, Angew. Chem. Int Ed., 47, 4208-4210 (2008)
  • New 10-layer hexagonal perovskites: Relationship between cation and vacancy ordering and microwave dielectric loss, P. Mallinson, J. B. Claridge, D. Iddles, T. Price, R. M. Ibberson, M. Allix, and M. J. Rosseinsky, Chem. Mater., 18, 6227-6238 (2006)
  • Ba8CoNb6O24: A d0 dielectric oxide host containing ordered d7 cation layers 1.88 nm apart, P. M. Mallinson, M. M. B. Allix, J. B. Claridge, R. M. Ibberson, D. M. Iddles, T. Price, and M. J. Rosseinsky, Agew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 7733-7736 (2005)