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.