The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Doug Robinson

Contact Information
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, Il 60439

Phone: 252-0247 | Fax: 252-7392


  • 2009 - present:  Physicist, Argonne National Lab.
  • 1997 -2009:  Beamline Scientist, APS/μ-CAT, Ames Laboratory, Argonne, IL.
  • 1988-1997:   Staff Scientist, Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; 1983
  • M.S. Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; 1977
  • B.S. Physics, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, 1975
Research Interests
  • X-ray scattering studies of materials
  • Local structure of molten liquids
  • X-ray scattering instrumentation design
Selected Publications
  1. K.F. Kelton, G.W. Lee, A.K. Gangopadhyay, R.W. Hyers, T.J. Rathz, J.R. Rogers, M.B. Robinson, and D.S. Robinson, "First x-ray scattering studies of electrostatically levitated metallic liquids: demonstrated influence of local icosohedral order on the nucleation barrier", Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 195504 (2003).
  2. K. Gautam, S. Kumar, D. Wermeille, D.S. Robinson, and A. Dhinojwala, “Observation of novel liquid crystallin phase above the bulk-melting termaperature”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 215501 (2003).