SNS-HFIR User Group Executive Committee Members

Contact the SHUG Executive Committee: shug-ec@email.ornl.gov


Kate Ross

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.

Michelle Dolgos

Vice Chair: 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.

Boris Khaykovich

Past Chair: Boris Khaykovich

Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Term expires December 2017

Research interests: Experimental condensed matter physics using neutron and x-ray scattering methods; neutron and x-ray scattering instrumentation, especially focusing optics.

Souleymane Omar Diallo

Souleymane Omar Diallo

Staff Scientist,
Smiths Detection

Term expires December 2017

Research interests: Structure and dynamics of quantum fluids, confined water, proteins or other complex macromolecules under extreme conditions.

Antonio Faraone

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.

Sudipta Gupta

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

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.

Eugenia Kharlampieva

Eugenia Kharlampieva

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
University of Alabama – Birmingham

Term expires December 2017

Research interests: Polymer chemistry, Stimuli-responsive materials, Functional surfaces, Bionanotechnology, Drug delivery, Regenerative medicine, Structural and compositional characterization of materials at the nanoscale with in situ Vibrational spectroscopy and Neutron scattering.

Jennifer Niedziela

Secretary: Jennifer Niedziela

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Term expires December 2017

Research interests: Investigating the physics of functional materials using techniques of neutron and x-ray scattering, with specific interest in high-temperature superconductors, thermoelectrics, semiconductors, and materials for energy sustainability. Development of neutron scattering instrumentation and computational models to study exotic material properties.

Yang Ren

Yang Ren

Physicist, X-ray Science Division,
Advanced Photon Source,
Argonne National Laboratory

Term expires December 2017

Research interests: Applications of neutron and synchrotron x-ray techniques in materials research, including structural and magnetic phase transitions, correlated electron systems, energy storage and conversion materials, nanocrystals and nanocomposites.

Gerald Schneider

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.