Frontiers in Nanotechnology Seminar Series Presents Byeongdu Lee, Argonne National Laboratory
“Imaging Ordered Nanostructures with Small Angle X-ray Scattering”
Embark on an enthralling exploration of the microscopic universe led by Byeongdu Lee from Argonne National Lab. In this captivating lecture, delve into decades of research unraveling the mysteries of ordered nanostructures, from block copolymers to supercrystals of nanoparticles. Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) emerges, playing a pivotal role in deciphering the atomic-like structures, revealing nanoscale lattice parameters, and symmetries with unprecedented precision.
Venture further into the cutting-edge realm of X-ray imaging technology as he introduces the revolutionary technique of X-ray ptychography. This groundbreaking method, comparable to Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM), promises to redefine nanostructure visualization.
Join us for an afternoon of enlightenment and discovery, where science and technology converge at the forefront of the nano revolution!
Get to Know Byeongdu Lee
Byeongdu Lee is the group leader of Chemicals and Materials Science group at the Advanced Photon Source in Argonne National Laboratory. He earned his B.S. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from Postech in Korea. During his Ph.D., he developed instruments and x-ray scattering theory for grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) to characterize nanoporous thin films and the block copolymer films. In 2004, he joined Argonne as a postdoctoral researcher and became as a staff scientist in 2005. Since 2016, he has also been affiliated with Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering (NAISE). His research focuses on developing SAXS techniques for characterizing nano-structures and their self-assemblies. Since 2019, he has been the group leader, overseeing and managing the beamlines at sector 12 of the Advanced Photon Source in Argonne, as well as leading their upgrade projects. He has co-authored more than 250 scientific publications and is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the American Crystallographic Association. In recognition of his contributions, he received the Young Scientist Award from the IUCr commission on Small Angle Scattering in 2006 and the APSUO Excellence in Beamline Science Award in 2017.