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Brian Stephenson

Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Lab

Argonne Distinguished Fellow


Argonne National Laboratory
Building 401, A4110 / 9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

630-252-7990Email Brian Stephenson


Materials Science and Engineering


SB and SM, Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD, Materials Science, Stanford University

Research Interests

Real-time x-ray scattering studies of materials synthesis and phase transitions. Ultrafast x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy studies of atomic-scale dynamics with coherent x-rays.

Significant Recognition

  • R&D 100 Award, Hard X-ray Nanoprobe
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • General Motors Scholarship


“High Contrast X-ray Speckle from Atomic-Scale Order in Liquids and Glasses," S. O. Hruszkewycz, M. Sutton, P. H. Fuoss, B. Adams, S. Rosenkranz, K. F. Ludwig Jr., W. Roseker, D. Fritz, M. Cammarata, D. Zhu, S. H. Lee, H. Lemke, C. Gutt, A. Robert, G. Gruebel, and G. B. Stephenson, Physical Review Letters 109, 185502 (2012)

"Ultrafast Photovoltaic Response in Ferroelectric Nanolayers," D. Daranciang, M. J. Highland, H. Wen, S. M. Young, N. C. Brandt, H. Y. Hwang, M. Vattilana, M. Nicoul, F. Quirin, J. Goodfellow, T. Qi, I. Grinberg, D. M. Fritz, M. Cammarata, D. Zhu, H. T. Lemke, D. A. Walko, E. M. Dufresne, Y. Li, J. Larsson, D. A. Reis, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, K. A. Nelson, A. M. Rappe, P. H. Fuoss, G. B. Stephenson and A. M. Lindenberg, Physical Review Letters 108, 087601 (2012)

"Single Shot Spatial and Temporal Coherence Properties of the SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source in the Hard X-Ray Regime," C. Gutt, P. Wochner, B. Fischer, H. Conrad, M. Castro-Colin, S. Lee, F. Lehmkuehler, I. Steinke, M. Sprung, W. Roseker, D. Zhu, H. Lemke, S. Bogle, P. H. Fuoss, G. B. Stephenson, M. Cammarata, D. M. Fritz, A. Robert, and G. Gruebel, Physical Review Letters 108, 024801 (2012).

"Equilibrium Polarization of Ultrathin PbTiO3 with Surface Compensation Controlled by Oxygen Partial Pressure," M. J. Highland, T. T. Fister, D. D. Fong, P. H. Fuoss, Carol Thompson, J. A. Eastman, S. K. Streiffer, and G. B. Stephenson, Physical Review Letters 107, 187602 (2011)

"Two Dimensional Hard X-ray Nanofocusing with Crossed Multilayer Laue Lenses," H. Yan, V. Rose, D. Shu, E. Lima, H. C. Kang, R. Conley, C. Liu, N. Jahedi, A. T. Macrander, G. B. Stephenson, M. Holt, Y. S. Chu, M. Lu, and J. Maser, Optics Express 19, 15069-15076 (2011)