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Andi Barbour

Res Staff 4, Soft X-ray scattering & Spectr, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Andi Barbour

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 741, Room 146
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3895
(631) 599-8500
abarbour@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): she, her, hers

Andi's scientific interests began with molecular magnets investigated via infrared spectroscopy. Later, her interests turned to researching Van der Waals adsorbed films using thermodynamics and neutron scattering to understand the interplay between structure and dynamics governing the formation of 2D molecular films on crystalline surfaces.  These interests were foundational to transitioning to the techniques of X-ray Surface Diffraction and X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy to study model electrochemical surfaces and multiferroics.  

More recently, Andi is interested in using the power of scientific computing and machine learning to provide new scientific insights given the high data volumes at today's X-ray synchrotron sources and to understand how artifacts in data may be identified to improve reliability of standard analyses.  

Education | Appointments


Education

  • Postdoctoral Appointee, X-ray Scattering Group of the Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory.  Supervisor: Hoydoo You
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in Chemical Physics, University of Tennesse at Knoxville. Supervisor: J.Z. Larese
  • B.S. in Chemistry, North Carolina State University

Professional Appointments

ROLES:

  • Authorized beamline staff for the CSX beamline
  • Supervisor of Technical and Professional Support Staff for the Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy 
  • Co-PI of Laboratory Directed Research and Development effort for AI-ML guided analysis of coherent scattering data (artifact identification and removal)

COMMITTEES:

  • Peer Review Committee for the Canadian Light Source
Andi Barbour

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 741, Room 146
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3895
(631) 599-8500
abarbour@bnl.gov

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