Steven D Pain

Steve Pain

Steven D Pain


Steve Pain is a research staff member in the Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics Group. Steve's professional interests are focussed on the measurement of nuclear reactions for improved understanding of nuclear structure, reactions and astrophysics, and the development of instrumentation to further this endeavor. Particular astrophysics interests include the role of nucleosynthesis in massive stars, novae, x-ray bursts, supernovae and neutron-star mergers. He conducts research and development an National and University Laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the University of Notre Dame, the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, TRIUMF, JAEA and ELI.

Steve developed the ORRUBA array of silicon detectors for the measurement of transfer reactions using radioactive beams, and more recently has developed a coupling of ORRUBA and the Gammasphere array of germanium detectors to enhance transfer-reaction measurements, through a DOE Early Career Award.


DOE Early Career Award (2012)
Masao Horiba Award (2012)
ORNL Director's Award (2010)

Specialized Equipment


Contact Information