As group leader of the Optics Fabrication and Metrology group of the X-ray Science Division, Albert T. Macrander guides optics work for beamlines at Argonne’s synchrotron, the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne. Recently these include development of lenses that focus hard X-rays to 16 nanometers.
Macrander obtained his Ph.D in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University in materials science.
Prior to starting work at Argonne, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ.
He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and co-authored a book that covered his work at Bell Labs. He has co-edited eight conference proceedings and has been awarded three patents.
Macrander is also the head editor for Review of Scientific Instruments, a fully peer reviewed journal published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). He is presently chair of the AIP Editor’s panel.