General Lab Information

X-Ray Scattering Group

Simon Billinge

Physicist

Research

  • Study of local-structure property relationships of disordered crystals and nanocrystals using advanced x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques
  • Development of the atomic pair distribution function method applied to complex materials
  • Role of nanoscale fluctuations in strongly correlated electron materials, including charge localization and nanoscale inhomogeneous electronic states in complex electronic oxides.

Education

  • Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering -- University of Pennsylvania (1992)
  • BA -- Oxford University

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doc - Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico (1992-1994)
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University (1994)
  • Associate Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University (1999)
  • Full Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University (2003)
  • Professor of Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and Materials Science, Columbia University (2008)
  • Senior Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2008)

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow - American Physical Society
  • Fellow (former) - Sloan
  • J.D. Hanawalt Award
  • University Distinguished Faculty
  • College of Natural Science Distinguished faculty
  • Thomas H. Osgood Undergraduate Teaching Awards