Highlights of Scientific Accomplishments


  • A powerpoint presentation of sphingolipids and cholesterol [pdf].


  • Installation and commissioning of the X-ray Liquid Surfaces Diffractometer (XLSD) at the 6ID-B beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Determination of the distribution of ions adsorbed to membranes using anomalous An X-ray liquid surfaces diffractometer (XLSD) has been commissioned successfully at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab in August 2000, and has been employed to the study of a variety of single molecular layers at the air-aqueous interfaces. The first anomalous reflectivity measurements from bound Ba$^{2+}$ ions to lipid monolayers, and structural studies of molecular magnets at air-water interfaces were among the first applications of the XLSD. reflectivity[pdf].