My primary interest is first-principles spectroscopy, focusing on near-edge x-ray absorption, emission, and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering. Computational spectroscopy provides a direct connection between the structure of a material on the atomic scale to the spectra that can be observed in experiments. I work with groups inside and outside of NIST to help them interpret and understand their measurements. I am also the lead developer of the spectroscopy code OCEAN.
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