Role at ANSTO
Klaus-Dieter Liss is a senior researcher and instrument scientist (DINGO, WOMBAT) at the Bragg Institute. In the recent years, his research group focuses on neutron and synchrotron diffraction methods for the investigation of thermo-mechanical processes, including in situ and time-resolved measurements and pioneering experiments to study phase transformations, microstructure evolution, order and disorder, and defect kinetics. Klaus-Dieter is an Honorary Professor at the University of Wollongong.
For several years, he also held an ANSTO Senior Research Fellowship, which was complemented in 2013/14 by a fellowship at JAEA in Japan.
Before joining the Bragg Institute at ANSTO in 2004, Klaus-Dieter spent most of his career as senior scientist in major large user facilities. He was responsible scientist and beamline manager for High-Energy X-Rays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, followed by senior scientist positions at GKSS, DESY, and TUHH in synchrotron materials science.
His PhD was undertaken in neutron and X-ray optics at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and honored at RWTH Aachen in 1995. Before, he studied General Physics at the TU München, with Diploma Thesis equally at the ILL (1990).
Qualifications and Achievements
- Published ~100 research articles in international journals & magazines.
- Presented more than 35 invited lectures at international conferences and meetings in the past 10 years.
- Organized several international workshops/conferences/schools in the areas of synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering, materials science, and engineering.
- Inaugural Senior Research Fellow at ANSTO in 2007.
Areas of Expertise
- neutron diffraction
- synchrotron high-energy X-ray diffraction
- diffraction optics
- dynamical theory of diffraction
- time resolved measurements, from seconds to picosecond time scales
- single crystals, polycrystals, powder materials
- titanium aluminide intermetallics
- light metals
- phase transformations