Since 2010 Klaudia Hradil is the head of the X-ray center of the Technische UniversitÃ¤t in Vienna, Austria. She received her PhD in crystallography at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, in 1995. After a postdoctoral at the Hahn-Meitner institute in Berlin she worked as university assistant at the mineralogy/crystallography department of the university of Wurzburg. From 2003 she build up and runned the thermal triple axes spectrometer PUMA at the Heinz Meier-Leibnitz neuron source in Garching, Germany. She is a board member in various review panels of research neutron sources research for beam time proposals in the field of structure and inelastic neutron scattering. Furthermore, she serves as general secretary of the national committee for crystallography in Austria and the special interest group for neutron and synchrotron research within the Austrian physical society. She has been working within various fields of crystallography, condensed matter physics and material science. Besides the research work she also was intensely involved in instrument design for neutron and X-ray lab sources.
Klaudia Hradil (Research Area)
Structural investigations based on neutron and X-ray scattering data with the focus on disorder diffuse scattering analysis; development of in-situ techniques for diffraction experiments; micro-XRD diffraction investigations of cultural heritage samples.
Andrzej Grzechnik has completed his PhD in Chemistry from the Arizona State University in 1996. Since then, he has been working on various topics in the fields of crystallography, materials science, solid state chemistry, condensed matter physics, and applied mineralogy. He has served as a board member of various scientific meetings and review panels. Currently, he is a Chair of the Special Interest Group on Crystallography of Functional Materials (SIG#12) of the European Crystallographic Association.
Andrzej Grzechnik(Research Area)
- Crystal structures and stability of materials as a function of pressure and temperature - Relationship between crystal structures and physical properties of crystalline solids - Materials synthesis and optimization
Graduated in Experimental Physics in 1961, MSc thesis in Solid State Physics completed in 1965, PhD thesis in Physics defended in 1968, all with Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia (FS). Elected to positions: Senior Scientist, Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia (RBI, 1979); Full Professor, Physics Department, FS (1986); Professor Emeritus, University of Zagreb (2010); Associate Member (1992) and Full Member (2004), Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Specialization: University of Manchester. Visiting professor: Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Martin Luther University, Halle. Main teaching courses: Fundamentals of Physics, X-ray Diffraction in Polycrystalline Materials, Solid State Physics. Supervisor: a number of PhD, MSc and diploma theses. Awards: Municipality of Zagreb Award for the scientific achievements (1974); State Annual Award for the scientific achievements in diffraction physics (2001). A member and chair of Organizing and Scientific Committees of tens of international meetings, including European Crystallographic Meetings and European Powder Diffraction Conferences. Delegate of RBI in the European Physical Society. Secretary and President of the Croatian Crystallographic Association (1992-2017). Chair of the Committee working on the Croatian National Educational Standard in Physics.
Stanko Popovic(Research Area)
Crystallography, solid state physics and chemistry, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, spectroscopies. Crystal structure and microstructure, phase transitions and phase diagrams of metallic alloys and oxides, semiconductors, (bio)minerals. Education. History of science. More than 200 papers in scientific journals cited in Current Contents, 250 contributions at scientific meetings, 20 invited lectures.
Dr. Sci. Nadezhda Bolotina was graduated from the Moscow State University of Education as a mathematician and started as an engineer in the Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, creating new algorithms and software for the X-ray and neutron diffractometers. Since then, her scientific interest is invariably concerned with advanced techniques of the crystal structure analysis giving new possibilities to investigate the crystal growth structure properties relationship. Her PhD (1995) and DSc (2007) were obtained from the Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography in field of crystallography and crystal physics. To date, she is the leading researcher of the Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography; the chair of Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of Russian National Committee for Crystallography. For the last ten years she has been working as the co-editor of the IUCr journal Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials. She was a member of Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), a member of Organizing and Programming Committees; the chair and co-chair of a number of the workshops and microsymposia of various crystallographic meetings.
Nadezhda Bolotina (Research Area)
Structure analysis of both conventional and aperiodic (incommensurately modulated) crystals. Applied aspects of the crystallography, including the structure property relationship in various types of the solid-state compounds.
Dr. Bharat Bhushan received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, an M.S. in mechanics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973 and 1976, respectively, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY in 1980, Doctor Technicae from the University of Trondheim at Trondheim, Norway in 1990, a Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Warsaw University of Technology at Warsaw, Poland in 1996, and Doctor Honouris Causa from the National Academy of Sciences at Gomel, Belarus in 2000 and University of Kragujevac, Serbia in 2011. He is a registered professional engineer. He is presently an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) and affiliated faculty in John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 2013 to 2014, he served as an ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. He is an internationally recognized expert of bio/nanotribology and bio/nanomechanics using scanning probe microscopy, and is one of the most prolific authors. He is considered by some a pioneer of the tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage devices. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (h index 76+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), and 60+ technical reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds 20 U.S. and foreign patents. He is co-editor of Springer NanoScience and Technology Series and co-editor of Microsystem Technologies, and Member of Editorial Board of PNAS. He has given more than 400 invited presentations on six continents and more than 200 keynote/plenary addresses at major international conferences.
Bharat Bhushan(Research Area)
Fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques.
Dr. Vitalyi Igorevich Talanin was born into a Russian noble family. He received a (1) M.Sc. (2000) in Physics and Technology of Materials & Components in Electronic Technique; (2) a M.Sc. (2006) in Software Engineering; (3) a Ph.D. (2002) in Physics of Semiconductors & Dielectrics; (4) Doctor of Science Honoris Causa (2013) and title of Full Professor (2012) from Russian Academy of Natural History. Dr. V.I.Talanin is a Full Professor (since 2006 to a present time) and Vice-Chief of Computer Science & Software Engineering Dept. (since 2012 to a present time) at the Institute of Economics & Information Technologies (Zaporozhye, Ukraine). Dr. Talanin has published extensively in material science & semiconductor physics, and in software engineering (applied to a material science) and also in Russian history & genealogy (as hobbies). He has written 11 scientific monographs and ca. 200 scientific papers. Dr. Talanin is a Member of Editorial Board of some scientific journals. Dr. Talanin was a Member of a Program Committee at the I (2013), II (2014), III (2015), IV (2016) and V (2017) World Conf. on Information Systems & Technologies. Dr. Talanin was a Member of a Program Committee at the I (2015), II (2016) and IV (2017) Int. Conf. on Semiconductor Physics & Devices.
Vitalyi Igorevich Talanin(Research Area)
His areas of expertise include intermolecular interactions in the solid state, transport phenomena, defect structure of solids, modeling of crystal growth processes, and nanotechnology.
Michal Sabat received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, in 1976. He started his postdoctoral work with Professor James Ibers at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 1980 and followed with a postdoc with Professor Muttaya Sundaralingam at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
In 1983, he was offered a senior research scientist position at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) laboratory in Florence, Italy, where he worked with Dr. Carlo Mealli. In 1986, he returned to Northwestern University as a faculty member in charge of X-ray crystallography and molecular modeling.
In 1990, he started a position at the Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, to become Director of the Molecular Structure Laboratory.
In 2010, he joined the Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF) at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, to become the lead of the Applied X-Ray Science section.
Michal Sabat (Research Area)
His research interests span from X-ray crystallography to various methods of applied X-ray science, including: powder diffraction techniques, small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. He has also performed extensive quantum chemical calculations on several metal-containing biological systems in collaboration with Professors Pavel Hobza and Jiri Sponer of the Czech Republic, as well molecular modeling of protein-drug interactions.
Professor Zbigniew Kaszkur is the Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University. He has completed his PhD in Solid State Physics from Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Science and DSc in Solid State Physics from Warsaw Technical University, Faculty of Physics. He was the Head of the Department of Catalysis on Metals in Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and Head of Laboratory of X-ray Powder Diffractometry and Spectrometry in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was also the Head of workgroup Dynamics of nanocrystal structure induced by surface chemistry (IPC PAS), and the Member of the Committee of Crystalography in Polish Academy of Sciences.
Zbigniew Kaszkur(Research Area)
Powder Difraction, Atomistic Simulations, Diffraction on nanocrystals, Radial Distribution Function analysis, Interpretation of surface phenomena on metal nanocrystals via diffraction, Transport phenomena in nanomaterials.
Professor Cengiz S. Ozkan is Distinguished Engineering Educator of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, at the Bourns College of Engineering, University of California Riverside. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He worked for DARPA SRC STARNet Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (CSPIN). He is also Symposium Chair, Interfaces in Electrochemical Energy Storage, MRS 2017 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Symposium Chair, Advances in Electrochemical Energy Storage, IMRC 2017 Meeting, Cancun, Mexico.
Cengiz S. Ozkan(Research Area)
His areas of expertise include nanomaterials processing, energy storage technologies, nanoelectronics, and biochemical sensors.