Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis

  • Physicist
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Present Position

  • Physicist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory (2005-Present).

Education

  • Ph.D. Degree, Deft University of Technology, The Netherlands (1999).
  • Masters Degree in Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (1993).

Professional Expirence

  • Assistant Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, (2001-2005).
  • Post-doctoral Scientist, Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, Argonne National Laboratory (1999–2001).
  • Researcher in training (leading to PhD degree), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (1994 –1998).

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-Scientific Director, annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Laboratories (2008- present).
  • Executive Committee Secretary of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (2006 - present).
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Neutron Scattering Science Review Committee (2009 - present).
  • Member of Lujan-LANSCE Materials Program Advisory Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2004 – present).
  • Reviewer for Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences Review of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2009).
  • Reviewer for Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences Review of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Center for Neutron Scattering (CNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2006).
  • Program Committee for the 2010 joint MMM/Intermag conference.
  • Member of program committee of 4th American Conference on Neutron Scattering, Santa FeNM, (2008).

Research Interests

  • Magnetic properties and physics of magnetic thin films.
    • Complex oxide heterostructures
      • Proximity effects and magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic/superconducting heterostructures Role of disorder in digitally synthesized layered manganites.
      • Ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic exchange biased films.
    • Exchange coupled ferromagnetic films.
    • First order surface spin-flop transition in exchange coupled superlattices.
  • Polarized neutron scattering techniques.
    • Polarized neutron reflectometry and off specular scattering.
    • Three-directional neutron depolarization technique.
  • Development of polarized neutron scattering instrumentation.
    • Spin Echo Resolved Grazing Incidence Scattering technique.
    • Magnetic Compound Refractive Lens for focusing and polarizing of cold neutrons.
    • Neutron polarizing and manipulation devices and techniques.

Research Supervision

  • Graduate Students:
    • Cristina Visani, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, Thesis-Parts Appointment (2007)
  • Post-doctoral appointees:
    • Srinath Sanyadanam, University of Hyderabad, India (2001-2003)
    • Abdel Al-Smadi, The Hashemite University, Jordan (2004-2005)
    • Yaohua Li (2009-present)
  • Visiting Scientist:
    • Evgeny Kravtsov (2007-2009)