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Dr Nicolas De Souza

Instrument Scientist

Role at ANSTO

Nicolas has been responsible for the new EMU cold-neutron backscattering spectrometer at the OPAL research reactor, since joining ANSTO in 2010. His prior experience covers quasielastic neutron scattering with neutron spin-echo and time-of-flight techniques at reactor and spallation sources, respectively, as well as neutron and X-ray reflectometry.

His current materials research interests centre on molecular associating liquids, particularly the interplay of structural and dynamical correlations, in pure phases, solutions, and confinement.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Instrument scientist for J-NSE at the Juelich Centre for Neutron Science outstation at FRM-II, Garching, Germany;
  • Instrument scientist for QENS and post-doc at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, Argonne, Illinois;
  • PhD in Physics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2006;
  • Physics and physical chemistry at University Strasbourg I and University Paris VI, France.