Bruce D. Ravel
2007 – present: Physicist, Ceramics Division, NIST
2005 – 2007: Associate Physicist, Biosciences Division, Argonne National Lab
2001 – 2005: Physicist, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory
2000 – 2001: ASEE Fellow, Materials Research Division, Naval Research Lab
1999 – 2000: Visiting Scientist, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Grenoble, France
1997 – 1999: NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Ceramics Division, NIST
Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington, 1997
M.S., Physics, University of Washington, 1991
B.A., Physics, Wesleyan University, 1989
- X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy applied to inorganic materials in engineered and natural environments.
- Development of XAS analysis methodology and tools
- Beamline development at NSLS-II
- Method development in the field of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and related inner-shell spectroscopies, including development of novel measurement techniques and detector technologies
- Development of software tools for XAS data acquisition, processing, and analysis
- Application of XAS to a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Along with materials science interests in the areas of ferroelectrics and strongly correlated electron systems, I have applied XAS measurements to a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including the environmental sciences, the interpretation of astronomical spectra, the study of objects of cultural heritage, and many others.
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
Synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy is used in conjunction with novel theory and analysis methods to develop, understand, and optimize materials for microelectronics, catalysis, energy science, and other fields. Materials that can be investigated cover all forms of condensed matter from monolayer films to the bulk, from crystalline to highly disordered. These studies offer the opportunity to develop and utilize world-class X-ray instrumentation and detectors.
- Member of the IUCr Commission on XAFS, 2014-2023
- Chair of the spectroscopy Proposal Review Panel for NSLS-II. Member of proposal review panels for synchrotron facilities worldwide, including the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), SPring-8 in Japan, Elettra in Italy, the Canadian Light Source, and SESAME in Jordan.
Publication Prior to Joining NIST:
ATHENA, ARTEMIS, HEPHAESTUS: data analysis for X-ray absorption spectroscopy using IFEFFIT, B. Ravel and M. Newville, J. Synchrotron Radiation, 12, 537-541 (2005).
Real-space multiple-scattering calculation and interpretation of X-ray-absorption near-edge structure, Physical Review B 58, 7565–7576 (1998)