Binhua Lin

Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS)
The University of Chicago
Building 434D
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

Ph: 630-252-0463
Fx: 630-252-0460
Em: lin@cars.uchicago.edu

 

Binhua Lin

Current Position

  • Senior Scientist, James Franck Institute and Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS), The University of Chicago

Background

  • Ph. D. Physics, Northwestern University, 1990
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Chicago 1990-1994
  • Senior Research Associate, James Franck Institute and Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, The University of Chicago 1994-2008
  • Senior Scientist, James Franck Institute and Center for Advanced Radiation Sources

Activities

  • Lead Scientist in charge of liquid surface/interfacial scattering experimental station and user program at the ChemMatCARS national user facility at APS
  • Member of the University of Chicago Materials Research Center

Interests

  • Surface/interfacial structural and dynamic properties of soft materials, and systems of interests include Langmuir monolayers, polymer/metal nano-particle composites, and liquid metals
  • Colloidal suspensions confined in one-dimensional narrow channels; the effects of the confinement on the diffusion and ordering of the colloidal spheres in the channels
  • Training of newcomers at all levels in areas related to synchrotron-based techniques.  

Goals

  • I have been an active user at synchrotron facilities and am in charge of the development of the user program in liquid surface scattering at ChemMatCARS.  Both roles have given me insight into the challenges for both new and experienced users of using synchrotron facilities to do science.  My goal as a member of the APSUO Steering Committee is to focus on user and facility issues that have the potential to impact the scientific productivity of the APS user community.  

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