Simon J. L. Billinge
Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination
Current Research Interests
Local structure property relationships of disordered crystals and nanocrystals using advanced x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. Atomic Pair Distribution Function method applied to complex materials. Single crystal diffuse scattering and total scattering studies. Studies of charge localization and nanoscale inhomogeneous electronic states in complex electronic oxides. Studies of semiconductor alloys and microporous materials. Local structure of biologically relevant molecules and materials in the excited state. More information about my research, (p)reprints, and a complete publication list, can be found at http://thebillingegroup.com/
1987-1992 University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
1982-1986 University of Oxford, BA Materials Science
American Physical Society, American Crystallographic Association, Neutron Scattering Society of America, Materials Research Society
Awards & Appointments
2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy, Busse Lecturer
2018 Warren Award of the American Crystallographic Association
2015 Texas A&M Clearfield Endowed Lecturer
2014 Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America
2012 Neutron Scattering Society of America Service Award for outstanding service
2012 Editor of Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
2011 Fulbright Research Scholar 2011-2012
2011 Carnegie Foundation of New York honored as one of 24 Outstanding Immigrants
2011 Co-editor of Journal Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
2010 J. D. Hanawalt Award of the International Center for Diffraction Data
2007 University Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University
2006 Fellow, American Physical Society
2006 Michigan State University, College of Nat. Sci., Distinguished Faculty Award
1998 Thomas H. Osgood Undergraduate Teaching Award
1995 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
1992 Sigma Xi Outstanding thesis award, U. Pennsylvania
1992 Electro-science Laboratories Award, U. Pennsylvania
Robert E. Dinnebier and Simon J. L. Billinge, Editor, Powder Diffraction: Theory and Practice, Royal Society of Chemistry, London England, 2008.
T. Egami and S. J. L. Billinge, Underneath the Bragg Peaks: Structural Analysis of Complex Materials, Elsevier Science, Oxford, 2004.
S. J. L. Billinge and M. F. Thorpe, Editor, From semiconductors to proteins, beyond the average structure, Plenum, New York, 2002.
S. J. L. Billinge and M. F. Thorpe, Editor, Local structure from diffraction, Plenum, New York, 1998.3.
S. J. L. Billinge, Electronic Oxides: Properties and applications, Web Proceedings of the 11th Annual CFMR symposium
A full list with links to the publications from Prof. Billinge's
group can be found at: http://slapper.apam.columbia.edu/bib/
Milinda Abeykoon, Christos D. Malliakas, Pavol Juhás, Emil S. Bozin, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Simon J. L. Billinge, Quantitative nanostructure characterization using atomic pair distribution functions obtained from laboratory electron microscopes, Z. Kristallogr. 227, 248-256 Highlighted on the journal cover (2012).
Emil S. Bozin, Christos D. Malliakas, Petros Souvatzis, Thomas Proffen, Nicola A. Spaldin, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Simon J. L. Billinge, Entropically stabilized local dipole formation in lead chalcogenides, Science 330, 1660 (2010).
Simon J. L. Billinge, Timur Dykhne, Pavol Juhás, Emil Bozin, Ryan Taylor, Alastair J. Florence and Kenneth Shankland, Characterisation of amorphous and nanocrystalline molecular materials by total scattering, CrystEngComm 12, 1366-1368 (2010).
S. J. L. Billinge and I. Levin, The problem with determining atomic structure at the nanoscale, Science 316, 561-565 (2007).
P. Juhas, D. M. Cherba, P. M. Duxbury, W. F. Punch and S. J. L. Billinge, Ab initio determination of solid-state nanostructure, Nature 440, 655-658 (2006).
S. J. L. Billinge and M. G. Kanatzidis, Beyond crystallography: the study of disorder nanocrystallinity and crystallographically challenged materials, Chem. Commun. 2004, 749-760 (2004).