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, battery and fuel-cell investigations with Argonne chemistry staff, thermo-mechanical studies of turbine blades and advanced steels with various Argonne and external groups, 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.
- Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998
- Physics, B.S, North Park University, 1991