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Dr Chris Glover

Dr Chris Glover
Dr Chris Glover
Lead Scientist MEX Beamline

Role at ANSTO

Dr Chris Glover is the Lead Scientist for the new Medium Energy X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Beamlines (MEX).  He is responsible for translating the desired capabilities for medium energy XAFS into a beamline concept as well as detailed specifications, designs and realisation of the new beamlines.  Prior to that, he has been responsible for the design, construction, operation and user support of the existing XAS beamline.   

His expertise is mostly in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, and related instrumentation.     Prior to starting at the Australian Synchrotron in 2005, he was a beamline scientist at MAX-Lab, Sweden.  His research interests are around structural aspects of electronic and nanomaterials.

Outside of his role at ANSTO, his passion is overlanding and remote touring with his family to all parts of Australia.


X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy, X-ray optical systems (design, commissioning and optimisation), scientific instrumentation development and application, high stability double crystal monochromators for spectroscopy, Materials Science.


Qualifications & Achievements

  • Lead Scientist, MEX, Australian Synchrotron (2018-)
  • Scientist / Principal Scientist, XAS, Australian Synchrotron (2005-2018)
  • Research Fellow, Australian National University (2003-2005)
  • Beamline Manager, I-511, MAX-Lab, Lund University (2000-2003)
  • PhD in Physical Sciences, Australian National University (2003)
  • B. Sc (Hons 1), The University of Newcastle (1997).