SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS: Giulia Festa - permanent researcher at CENTRO FERMI, Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico Fermi" (Italy). Her research focuses on both the development of neutron and X-ray instrumentation and analysis of materials applied to cultural heritage at the nanoscale. Her areas of scientific interest include Gamma Spectroscopy for isotopic analysis, Neutron Diffraction, Neutron Resonance Analyses, Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis, Electron-volt and vibrational spectroscopy, Neutron and X-ray Imaging.
Dr. Ralph Gilles is a senior scientist at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (FRM II), Technische Universität München, heading the research group “Advanced Materials” with expertise in neutron scattering methods for studying energy materials as high-temperature alloys and batteries. After the studies of physics and philosophy he was working as an instrument scientist. He designed, built and brought in commission the structure powder diffractometer SPODI and the small-angle scattering instrument SANS-1 dedicated for materials science and magnetism at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
"I am a scientist within the ISIS Excitations Group and I am co-responsible for MARI spectrometer. I am currently working in the field of Molecular Magnetism. I am using Neutron Scattering techniques to probe the spin excitations and nuclear structure of magnetic molecules. I am also interested in the study of magnetic excitations in one- and two-dimensional magnetic systems".
Dr.Sci. Denis Kozlenko is the head of the Department of Neutron Scattering Investigations of Condensed Matter at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation, since 2008. His fields of expertise include neutron scattering studies of novel pressure-induced structural and magnetic states in multiferroics, low dimensional magnets and related materials, neutron imaging research, and development of neutron scattering techniques.
"After a PhD of structural and nano-biology at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, on silk (2008), I became a beamline scientist on the BioSAXS instrument BL4-2 of stanford synchrotron for one year, developping an autosampler, and then a post-doc in the Institut de Biologie Structurale and LEGI (Grenoble) for two years, building a microfluidic chip for electrophysiological measurements on artificial membranes.
Katia leads the section Neutron and Positron Methods in Materials (NPM2), within the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Delft University of Technology. Her field of expertise is in neutron scattering science and techniques, with focus on high-resolution (neutron spin echo) spectroscopy and polarized neutrons. Besides neutron instrumentation, her scientific interests are in the field of chiral magnetism.
Since 1972 Boris P. Toperverg is a staff member at the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Gatchina, Russia) and currently engaged as Assistant to Science Director of PNPI. As senior researcher and visiting professor he was also engaged at leading laboratories in France: LLB - Saclay, ILL – Grenoble; Germany: FZ - Jülich, FZ - Geesthacht, MPI – Stuttgart, RUB – Bochum; The Netherlands: IRI-Delft; USA: BNL – Upton, ANL – Argonne, and presently serves as Long Term Visitor at the ILL (Grenoble, France).