X-Ray Science Division (XSD) Visitor Program

The XSD Visitor Program hosts expert scientists at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for short stays of 2-3 months. The goal of the program is to establish long-term scientific collaborations and/or begin to lay foundations for new scientific initiatives.

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A 1 page proposal detailing the work that would be accomplished during the visit
  • An endorsement letter from the XSD staff that will be hosting the visit
  • A proposed budget for the stay
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae

Proposals should be submitted to Jude Kitching <kitching@aps.anl.gov> in the XSD division office by February 1, 2015. Proposals will be judged by XSD management on the basis of scientific merit and contributions to the mission of the APS, with a decision on accepted proposals anticipated by February 15, 2015. Priority will be given to proposals establishing strategic thrusts that will directly benefit from the proposed APS upgrade.

Past Visiting Scientists


Visitor XSD Host Project Name

Suter, Robert
Carnegie Mellon University

Jon Almer

HEDM development at 1-ID

Ralle, Martina
Oregon Health and Science University

Stefan Vogt

Contextualizing X-ray fluorescence microscopy imaging with novel specific markers

Ahn, Keun Hyuk "Ken"
New Jersey Inst. of Tech.

Michel Van Veenendaal

Simulations of coupled non-equilibrium electron-lattice dynamics in solids

Han, Sang-Wook
Chonbuk National University

Chengjun Sun

Development of a user interface for polarization-dependent diffraction anomalous near-edge structure (DANES) measurements

Yarger, Jeff
Arizona State University

Chris Benmore

Total X-ray Scattering of Spider Silk Fibers


Visitor XSD Host Project Name

Alexander Rack
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Francesco DeCarlo

Rapid phase contrast microtomography using partially coherent polychromatic hard X-ray

Ken Ahn
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Michel Van Veenendaal

Theory of K-edge resonant inelastic X-ray scattering for perovskite manganites

Carlos Giles Antunez de Mayolo
Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Jin Wang

Probing the magnetization dynamics of antiferromagnetism by time resolved x-ray magnetic scattering

Wolfgang Sturhahn
California Institute of Technology

Ercan Alp

Evaluation of nuclear resonant scattering spectra

Frank Weber
Karlsruhe Institution of Technology

Thomas Gog

Lattice dynamics in layered multiferroics and rare-earth tritellurides

Krzysztof Wohfeld
IFW Dresden

Michel Van Veenendaal

Spin-orbital excitations in iridates studied by RIXS

Sakura Pascarelli
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Daniel Haskel and Steve Southworth

High pressure x-ray absorption spectroscopy and instrumentation for energy dispersive spectroscopy


Visitor XSD Host Project Name

Armand Boudin
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ulrich Lienert

Application of Polycrystal Plasticity Models to Enhance Resolution of High Energy X-ray Diffraction Microscopy

Wesley Burghardt
Northwestern University

Jin Wang

X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy of Soft Matter

Charles H. Lake
Indiana Universsity of Pennsylvania

Brian Toby

EXPGUI / GSAS program development

Akira Saito
Osaka University

Volker Rose

Synchrotron-Radiation-Based Scanning Tunneling Microscopy


Visitor XSD Host Project Name

Andrew Peele
La Trobe University, Australia

Ian McNulty and Stefan Vogt

Development of novel methods in coherent imaging

Mark Newton
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Peter Chupas

Developing new PDF/infrared experimental resources for the study of catalysts, catalytic processes and problems in solid state chemistry:  a collaboration between in ESRF and the APS

Sunil Sinha
University of California San Diego

Jin Wang

Development of full theory of coherent GISAXS in the Distorted Wave Born Approximation

Evgeny Kravtsov
Ural State Technical University, Russia

Daniel Haskel

Development of a user interface for polarized reflectometry studies of magnetization depth profiles in artificial nanostructures

Jingtao Zhu
Tongji University, China

Lahsen Assoufid

Fabrication and characterization of X-ray multilayer Laue lens