Iowa State University
Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering
A 501 Physics Addition
Alan I. Goldman
- Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, 2007.
- Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory US DOE, 1994.
- 2007 - 2008 Interim Director, Ames Laboratory
- 2004 - 2008 Associate Laboratory Director for Science and Technology, Ames Laboratory
- 1999 - 2002 Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
- 1994 - 2007 Professor, Iowa State University
- 1994 - 2007 Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory
- 1990 - 1994 Associate Professor, Iowa State University
- 1988 - 1990 Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
- 1984 - 1988 Associate Scientist, Neutron Scattering Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Ph.D. Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook 1984
- M.A. Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook 1980
- B.S. Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook 1979
- Chair, Sector Six Beamline Advisory Committee, 2009-present
- APS Proposal Review Panel, Argonne, 2011-present
- Director, Midwest Universities Collaborative Access Team at the APS, 1994-2008
- Reviewer, Basic Energy Sciences at Argonne National Lab, 1998
- APS Users Organization Steering Committee, 1991-1996
- The application of x-ray and neutron scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of condensed matter systems. In particular, my group has focused on: (1) developing magnetic x-ray scattering as a tool for understanding magnetic phase transitions and the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity; (2) high-resolution x-ray scattering measurements of structure and disorder in quasicrystals and; (3) probing the structure of deeply undercooled liquids using electrostatically levitation and high-energy x-rays.
- I have been involved with the operation of beam lines at the APS for over 15 years and served as the director of the µ-CAT collaboration (sector 6). I have applied both x-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques at 6-ID, and several other APS beam lines, to understand phenomena in a wide variety of condensed matter physics. I have also been a user of neutron and x-ray facilities worldwide, including the NSLS, ESRF, SNS, HFIR, BENSC, ISIS and ILL. My goals are to use this broad experience with both techniques and facilities to provide a voice for the APS user community on how to improve the APS as if moves forward with its upgrade plan. I believe that the APS is the premier synchrotron radiation source in the United States and should emphasize its strengths in the higher energy portion of the x-ray spectrum.