Argonne National Laboratory

Jonathan Almer, X-ray scientist

Jonathan Almer

X-ray scientist
- X-ray Science

Jonathan Almer conducts research in the fields of materials science, chemistry and biology using high-energy X-ray scattering and imaging.

As a beamline scientist at the Advanced Photon Source, he develops novel techniques and acts as a scientific liaison to a host of academic and industrial partners.

Ongoing collaborations include micromechanics of bone and teeth with Northwestern University, fuel-cell investigations with Argonne chemistry staff and archaeo-metallurgy studies with the Art Institute of Chicago.

Prior to coming to Argonne, Almer was a post-doc in Linkoping, Sweden where he designed and evaluated metal-nitride films for improved tribological applications.

Almer conducted his doctoral work at Northwestern University with Jerome Cohen where he studied residual stresses and their effect on fatigue properties in steel.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Member, Materials and Metals Society
  • 2006 Pacesetter Award, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2005 Erasmus Scholar, Lulea University, Sweden
  • 1997 ASM Best Presentation Award, Northwestern University
  • 1997 U.S. Scholar Award, Northwestern University