Hassina Bilheux

Senior Neutron Imaging Scientist

Dr. Bilheux obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, in 2003. Her Ph.D. research was performed at the Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on electron cyclotron resonance ion sources. After a post-doctoral research appointment at the Physics Division, Dr. Bilheux joined the ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate in 2005. She is responsible for neutron radiography and computed tomography capabilities at both the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor. Her expertise includes neutron technology development and image processing and analysis.
Dr. Bilheux is interested in applying advanced imaging techniques in the fields of materials science (such as energy and additive manufacturing), geosciences and biological applications at the Spallation Neutron Source VENUS imaging beamline  she is currently building (to be operational in 2023).



2015: Significant Event Award for the scientific use of neutron imaging in fuel injection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2012: Significant Event Award for the scientific use of neutron probing in additive manufacturing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2006: UT-Battelle Team Award in the Esprit de Corps category​


Spallation Neutron Source
High Flux Isotope Reactor