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Lisa Gades

Detector and Optics Specialist
X-ray Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 431-Z011

(630) 252-9493 • email


I have worked at the APS for 13 years and in the Detector group for 8 years.  My efforts are primarily directed toward the APS Detector Pool and microfabrication in support of detector development projects.  

Selected Publications

Quaranta et al., “X-ray photon detection using superconducting resonators in thermal quasi-equilibrium,” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 105021 (2013).  

T. Cecil et al., ”Kinetic Inductance Detectors for X-ray Spectroscopy,” Physics Prociedia.  37, 697-702 (2012).

B. Shi et al., "A unique approach to accurately measure thickness in thick multilayers," J. Synchrotron Rad. 19 (3), 425-427 (2012).

A. Miceli et al., "Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Synchrotron Hard X-ray Science," Pre-Conference Paper for 14th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Heidelberg University, August 1-5, 2011

S. Kuhlmann et al., "Narrow-beam X-ray tests of CCD edge response," Exp. Astronomy 29 (3), 135-144 (2011). 



M.S. Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 2000

B.A. Environmental Biology, Beloit College, 1995


2012-Present:  Detector and Optics Specialist, APS Detector Group

2006-2012:  Scientific Associate, APS Detector Group

2001-2006:  Floor Coordinator, APS Operations

2000-Present:  Adjunct Instructor, Benedictine University

1998-2000:  Research Assistant/Student, Argonne Environmental Research Division

Awards and Honors

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence among Adjunct Faculty, Benedictine University, College of Science, 2014

Additional Information

I also serve as an adjunct instructor at Benedictine University, teaching an interdisciplinary seminar for non-majors. The goal is to cultivate an awareness of scientific issues of interest to the general public--in this case, environmental sustainability.