Brian Toby, Senior Physicist, Group Leader

Brian Toby

Senior Physicist, Group Leader
- Advanced Photon Source

Brian H. Toby’s professional experience has been in targeted research in a number of employment environments including chemical industry, academia and in the government sector both in a synchrotron and a research reactor facility.

His research interests are in understanding how the arrangements of atoms in solids determine how the material functions, chemically or physically, and for the development and teaching of techniques for those studies. To do this, he works on software and instrument development as well as conducts measurements and analyzes the results. He has published over 100 papers with collaborators in academia, industry and government on this work.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Elected Vice Chair (2009-2011) and Chair (2012-2014), U.S. National Committee on Crystallography of the National Academy of Science
  • Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service, U.S. Department of Commerce (2005)
  • Fellow, International Centre for Diffraction Data (2004)
  • Member (2004-2008), Vice-Chair (2009-2011) and Chair (2012-2014), US National Committee on Crystallography
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1980)