Ian McNulty, Physicist

Ian McNulty

- Center for Nanoscale Materials

Ian McNulty is a physicist in the X-ray Microscopy and Imaging Group in the Argonne X-ray Science Division. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University in New York in 1991 and an Enrico Fermi Scholar postdoctoral fellowship under Dr. Efim Gluskin at the Advanced Photon Source (APS).

He became a staff physicist at APS in 1992 where he built a beamline for intermediate energy X-ray microscopy and coherence experiments. He subsequently oversaw the development of the APS Sector 2 beamlines and led the X-ray Microscopy Group for six years. In 2005-2006, Dr. McNulty conducted research on X-ray vortices and holographic imaging of magnetic materials during a sabbatical leave from Argonne at the BESSY Laboratory in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. McNulty currently leads the intermediate-energy X-ray microscopy program at APS. His research interests include X-ray coherent diffraction and singular optics.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • European Union Marie Curie Senior Scientist Fellowship, 2005
  • Argonne National Laboratory Director’s Award, 2001
  • Argonne National Laboratory Enrico Fermi Scholar, 1991
  • Antarctic Service Medal, National Science Foundation, 1984
  • Presidential Award for Antarctic Winter-over Service, 1983