Brendan T Sullivan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am currently working with the Neutron Data Sciences group at Oak Ridge National laboratory to develop improved integration software for single crystal neutron crystallography.  Under this project, complex 3D intensity profiles of Bragg peaks from time of flight instruments are modeled and integrated, which decreases sensitivity to noise and user input for integration parameters.  The project is open source and will be implemented as an algorithm in Mantid.

Prior to joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory I was a graduate student in Professor Yulia Pushkar's group at Purdue University.  While at Purdue, I developed spatially-resolved techniques for brain imaging using synchrotron x-rays and developed software for analyzing very low signal-to-noise x-ray spectroscopy data.

Awards

Margaret M. Etter Student Lecture Award in Fiber Diffraction, July 2016
H. Y. Fan Award for Outstanding Research in Condensed Matter Physics or Biophysics, May 2016
Dr. Warner L Black Award for Practical Accomplishments in Physics, May 2016
Purdue Graduate Student Government Travel Grant, February 2015
Purdue Physics One Minute Thesis Competition Winner, December 2014
Outstanding Student Poster Award, BioXRM Conference, August 2013
American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding Teaching Award, May 2011