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Kenneth Volin

Mechanical Engineering and Design
APS Engineering Support Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 401-B2190

(630) 252-6092 • 630-220-0301 • email

Selected Publications

Automated Sample Exchange and Tracking System for Neutron Research at Cryogenic Temperatures
J. E. Rix, J. K. R. Weber, L. J. Santodonato, B. Hill, L. M. Walker, R. McPherson, J. Wenzel, S. E. Hammons, J. Hodges, M. Rennich, and K. J. Volin
Rev. Sci. Instrum., 78(1), January 2007.

Ever Improving Sample Environment at the IPNS
K. J. Volin
Presented at the 4th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA, September 6-8, 2006.

Controlled Atmospheres at High Temperatures for Neutron Scattering Experiments
K. J. Volin and E. R. Maxey
Presented at American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS), St. Charles, IL, June 18-22, 2006.

What’s New at the IPNS?
K. J. Volin
Presented at American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS), St. Charles, IL, June 18-22, 2006.

Sample Encapsulation Considerations In Designing High Temperature Neutron Diffraction Experiments
K. J. Volin
Presented at Sample Environment for Neutron Scattering Experiments (SENSE) Workshop, Tallahassee, FL, September 24-26, 2003.

Pressure and Temperature: Pushing the Limits of Sample Environments for Neutron Scattering Experiments
K. J. Volin
Presented at American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS), Knoxville, TN, June 23-27, 2002.

Susman Sherman, Volin Kenneth J: Super ionic conductive glass. US Patent 4465744, Aug 14, 1984.

Susman Sherman, Delbecq Charles J, Volin Kenneth J, Boehm Leah: Glass capable of ionic conduction and method of preparation.US Patent 4432891, Feb 21, 1984.

Susman Sherman, Boehm Leah, Volin Kenneth J, Delbacq Charles J: Glass capable of ionic conduction and method of preparation. US Patent 4542108, Sep 17, 1985.

Volin Kenneth J, Susman Sherman: Super ionic conductive glass. / Verre conducteur super-ionique. Canada Patent 1193084, Sep 10, 1985.

Research Interests

X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

Samle Environment Development



M.S. Physics, 1980
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

B.S. Physics, 1976
Illinois State University, Normal, IL


Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL

Principal Mechanical Engineer
MED Group, AES

2008 – 2011
Experimental Facilities Manager

2004 – 2008
Sample Environment Team Leader

2002 – 2004
Manager, Shared Services Group

1997 – 2002
Ancillary Equipment Team Leader

1991 – 1997
GLAD Instrument Scientific Associate

1986 – 1991
SEPD Instrument Scientific Associate

1983 – 1997
Scientific Associate
Neutron Group, MSD

Scientific Assistant
Material Synthesis and Characterization, SS

Awards and Honors

Argonne Director’s Awards
1994 and  2011

Argonne Pacesetter Awards
1993, 1993, 2000,  2008, and 2010

Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Society
Inducted 1984

Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honor Society
Inducted 1978

Additional Information

Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Stored Energy

Referee for the Review of Scientific Instruments and the Journal of Measurement Science and Technology in the area of sample environments.

Technical reviewer of Phase I research proposals submitted to the Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.