Victor Fanelli 2016

Victor R Fanelli

SNS Low Temperatures and Magnets group leader

Scientific interests
1) Develop and advance the use of in-situ resonant ultrasound spectroscopy methods for neutron scattering experiments.  Currently, building probes for low and high temperatures and for applied magnetic field sample environments, that provide means for tracking and identifying phase transitions and obtaining the elastic tensor, shear and bulk modulus, during neutron scattering data acquisition. 
2) Studying the interplay of localized and itinerant electrons and how it evolves towards coherent collective interactions with temperature. This is relevant to understand many phenomena in materials from the family of “strongly correlated electron systems”, including high temperature superconductors and heavy fermion compounds.

Positions held

Scientific Associate, Spallation Neutron Source, Neutron Science Directorate, ORNL (2016 - 2022).
Lead Scientist for Sample Environments, Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011 - 2016)

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Seaborg Institute Fellow (2009 - 2011)

Ph.D. in Physics (Condensed Matter Physics) University of California Irvine (2009)
M.Sc. in Physics, University of California Irvine (2005). 
M.Sc. in Material Sciences, University of General San Martin, Buenos Aires Argentina (1999)
M.Sc. in Physics (1997) and B.Sc. in Physics (1993), Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina.

Funded research projects
ORNL LDRD: “In-situ ultrasound spectroscopy for neutron scattering", project under the Complex Environments for Neutron Science Initiative (2019-2021). Principal Investigators: R.P. Hermann (lead PI), V.R. Fanelli, A. Flores-Bettancourt, C. Hua, E. Cakmak, Y. Shinohara.


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