Christina M Hoffmann
Neutron Scattering Scientist
Using neutron scattering with emphasis on single crystal neutron diffraction to decipher the structure - property relationship in predominantly single crystalline materials.
Exploring collaboration for scientific discovery in the role of science initiative coordinator for chemistry, geochemistry and environmental science.
Summary of Competencies:
- Understanding and excellence in single crystal science using neutron diffraction for functional, ferroelectric, multiferroic, materials; high pressure rock-forming phases, catalytic materials.
- Serving on relevant advisory panels and committees for technical development and professional scientific associations
- Securing funding for major equipment, new development and software from internal, national and international funding agencies and compute time at flagship research computing facilities.
- Mentoring and co-mentoring internally and externally funded students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and collaborative research appointments
- Developing a place for innovation and a living interchange of ideas
- Management, conception, modeling, design, fabrication, build and commissioning of a now thriving first-generation neutron scattering instrument, the TOPAZ time-of-flight Laue single crystal neutron diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
- Developing a successful science program for single crystal neutron diffraction
- Organizing national and international conferences, meetings and workshops or sessions and tutorials for topical and general neutron science and instrument development efforts and user community development
- Publishing scientific results in peer reviewed journals, invited and topical presentations
- Chairing and participating in laboratory wide and NSD relevant committees
- Reporting pertinent results, updating stakeholders, securing science community engagement and feedback