SNS-HFIR User Group Executive Committee Members

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

 

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.