SNS-HFIR User Group Executive Committee Members

Contact the SHUG Executive Committee:


Michelle Dolgos
Assistant Professor,
Oregon State University
Term expires December 2019
Research interests: solid state chemistry and her research area can be broadly defined as investigating structure-property relationships in advanced functional materials. Her particular focus is in two areas of materials chemistry: 1) elucidating the structure-property relationships of lead-free
piezoelectric materials and 2) structural studies of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials for electronic applications.


Vice Chair: Marc Janoschek

Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Research interests: Understanding and discovery of emergent behavior in strongly correlated quantum materials.


Kate Ross
Past Chair: Kate Ross
Assistant Professor of Physics,
Colorado State University
Term expires December 2018
Research interests: Crystal growth and neutron scattering studies of frustrated and quantum magnets, including studies of anisotropic magnetic correlations, excitations in quantum spin liquids, and other phenomena in frustrated magnets.


Adam Aczel, Secretary
Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, High Flux Isotope Reactor
Research interests: Neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation studies of quantum materials, with a current emphasis on frustrated magnetism, skyrmions, and heavy transition metal magnets


Antonio Faraone
Instrument Scientist,
NIST Center for Neutron Research
Term expires December 2018


Research interests: Dynamics of molecular liquids and glass formers, polymer nanocomposite, and confined water.



Allyson Fry

Assistant Professor
California State University – Fullerton
Research interests: Solid state inorganic chemistry, focused on the rational design of new materials through the use of data mining, synthesis, structural characterization and spectroscopy. 


Sudipta Gupta
Post. Doc. Fellow,
Department of Chemistry Louisiana State University
Term expires December 2019
Research interests: constrained structure and dynamics in soft matter, including complex fluids like synthetic polymers, biological macromolecules, colloids, glasses and polymer nano-composites.


Sara Haravifard
William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics,
Duke University
Term expires December 2018
Research interests: Exploring novel collective phenomena in quantum magnets and superconductors by means of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques; Investigating quantum critical phenomena at extreme environmental conditions of ultra-low temperature, high magnetic field, and high pressure; Materials by Design: synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization of correlated electron systems, quantum magnets and high-temperature superconductors.


Eugene Mamontov
Instrument Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Spallation Neutron Source
Research interests: Microscopic dynamics in broadly defined soft matter, from simple and complex fluids to cells and organisms.


Dvora Perahia
Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Clemson University
Research interests:  Complex fluids and polymers, elastic and quasi-elastic neutron scattering and large-scale MD simulations


Gerald Schneider
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Louisiana State University
Term expires December 2018
Research interests: Polymers, Membranes, Classical Nanocomposites, Functional Materials, Neutron Instrumentation, Neutron Spin Echo


Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson

Associate Professor,
University of California, Santa Barbara

Term expires December 2019

Research interests: hard-condensed matter physics and focuses on the discovery and understanding of emergent states and phase behaviors in an array of quantum materials.