As part of an ongoing collaboration between Columbia University and the University of Glasgow, a select few graduate/post-doctoral fellows are chosen annually and provided funding for short visits to both schools. Max plans on conducting his exchange in the Fall, with a proposal to continue a study of degradation products found in the famous Mary… Read More Max Awarded Columbia-Glasgow Exchange Fellowship
Scientists are becoming increasingly interested in materials that have local structure at the nanoscale, and the pair distribution function (PDF) technique has become a popular tool to study these materials. To obtain the PDF from experimental data, the diffraction intensity I(Q) is first properly corrected and normalized to the total scattering function S(Q), and then Fourier transformed… Read More xPDFsuite: Quick, Friendly and Compact
In 1915, Peter Debye published his paper: “Zerstreuung von Röntgenstrahlen” where he showed how X-rays scatter from non-periodic structures and derived what would later be known as the “Debye Scattering Equation”. To commemorate the 100 years of Debye Scattering, the workshop DSE2015 was held in the heart of the Dolomites in Italy. Here, 50 participants… Read More Billinge group at DSE2015
Kevin Knox from BNL and Xiaohao Yang from Columbia have recently accepted new jobs. The Billinge Group is sad to see them leave the group, but excited for their future in their new career paths. Kevin is now working in Manhattan at JP Morgan as Application Lead Developer. He leads a team that writes software to… Read More New career paths for group members Kevin and Xiaohao
Be careful if you join the Billinge Group….you may end up married! Congrats to Chenyang with his bride Shuoshuo, Xiaohao with Yunyi and Pavol with Alicia! We are so happy that you could all marry this year while you are in the group. We wish you the good fortune and happiness for many years!
Professor Billinge was honored to give the 2015 Clearfield Endowed Lecture in the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University, on the 1st of April. His talk was titled The Materials Complexity Frontier – Nanostructure and Heterogeneity, further details can be found here. Dr. Abe Clearfield is the Chairman of the Inorganic Division, Associate Dean of… Read More PROFESSOR SIMON BILLINGE GIVES 2015 CLEARFIELD ENDOWED LECTURE
The work of the Complex Modeling team, Pavol Juhas, Kevin Knox, Mike McKerns and Xiaohao Yang, was recently highlighted on the BNL website. The full article can be accessed here. Understanding atomic structure at the nanoscale is a massive challenge, but one at the heart of solutions to modern technological problems in energy, health and… Read More WORK OF COMPLEX MODELING TEAM HIGHLIGHTED ON BNL WEBSITE
PhD candidate Chenyang Shi has been awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. The Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad is a scholarship set up by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award is developed to encourage research excellence and to… Read More CHENYANG SHI GRANTED THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENTS ABROAD
First light leads to first science! Brookhaven scientists do a little multitasking by investigating RuSe2 thermoelectrics during commissioning experiments at the new X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). For more information see full article here. This study has been recently published online, full report here.
Congratulations to Vicky Doan-Nguyen for being awarded a prestigious UC President’s post-doctoral fellowship. In collaboration with grad student Vicky, her group at UPenn, and scientists at ESRF, the European synchrotron, we discovered an interesting connection between glassy disorder seen in small metallic nanoparticles and in the technologically interesting bulk metallic glasses (BMGs): Vicky V. T.… Read More Collaborator Vicky Doan-Nguyen awarded prestigious UC President’s post-doctoral fellowship