Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

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 <> in the XSD division office by February 27, 2017. 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 March 17, 2017. Priority will be given to proposals establishing strategic thrusts that will directly benefit the proposed APS upgrade.
Current Visiting Scientists
Visitor XSD Host Project Name
Nikitin, Viktor
Lund University
Francesco De Carlo Developing new methodologies for fast tomographic reconstructions using GPUs.
Xu, Tao
Northern Illinois University
Randy Winans Developing new methods for combinatorial in-situ SAXS-WAXS-XAS characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.
Fusseis, Florian
The University of Edinburgh
Xianghui Xiao Developing x-ray transparent environments for in-situ tomography measurements of geologically relevant materials.
Lee, Tonghun
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Alan Kastengren Developing high flow rate infrastructure for understanding complex supersonic combustion systems.
Adenwalla, Shireen
University of Nebraska
David Keavney Developing time-resolved resonant coherent scattering from surface acoustic wave driven magnetic transitions.
Salapaka, Srinvasa
Univesity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Curt Preissner Developing new methodologies for rapid nanoscale positioning.
Liu, Jian
University of Tennessee
Philip Ryan Developing instrumentation for applying in-situ strain at low-temperature.
Borbely, Andras
Ecole des Mines de Saint
Jonathan Almer Developing simultaneous mapping of local crystallographic structure
and stress in polycrystalline samples.
Past Visiting Scientists
Visitor XSD Host Project Name
Butler, Les
Louisiana State University
Lahsen Assoufid Grating interferometry imaging: sensitivity and resolution.
Tse, John
University of Saskatchewan
Thomas Gog Implementation of user friendly modeling and simulation code for phonon spectra.
Rydh, Andreas
Stockholm University
Daniel Haskel Development of micro-calorimeter capabilities coupled with low-temperature high-magnetic field x-ray scattering.
Meng, Xianghu
Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facilty
Lahsen Assoufid Exploring advanced methods for propagating partially coherent radiation through non-ideal optics
Ramakrishnan, Subramanian
Florida A&M University
Alec Sandy Methods development for XPCS rheological measurements.
Visitor XSD Host Project Name
Ding, Yang
Thomas Gog Development of high-pressure instrumentation for resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) measurements.
Lee, Dong Ryeol
Soongsil University
Jonathan Lang & Daniel Haskel Development of coherent polarized x-ray reflectivity modeling and analysis from nanostructured systems.
Swetz, Daniel
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder
Jessica McChesney
Deployment of transition edge sensor microcalorimeter (TES) detector for resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSXS) measurements
Leheny, Robert
Johns Hopkins University
Alec Sandy Development of methods for rapid XPCS aquisition.
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