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Hire Dr. Louis Santodonato
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Materials Scientist | Grant Writer | 50+ peer-reviewed publications

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Services
Writing Technical Writing, Newswriting
Consulting Scientific and Technical Consulting
Data & AI Statistical Analysis, Algorithm Design-Non ML, Data Visualization
Work Experience

Materials and Cryogenic Engineering Consultant

Self-employed

December 2020 - Present

President

Advanced Research Systems

June 2018 - December 2020

President

Advanced Research Systems

June 2018 - December 2020

Sample Environment Group Leader, Instrument Scientist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

March 2001 - May 2018

Sample Environment Team Member

NIST Center for Neutron Research

February 1992 - February 2001

Education

Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering )

University of Tennessee

March 2010 - May 2016

Masters (Physics)

Binghamton University

January 1984 - January 1990

Certifications
Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Frederik Ossler, Charles E.A. Finney, Jeffrey M. Warren, Jean-Christophe Bilheux, Yuxuan Zhang, Rebecca A. Mills, Louis J. Santodonato, Hassina Z. Bilheux(2020). Dynamics of hydrogen loss and structural changes in pyrolyzing biomass utilizing neutron imaging . Carbon. Elsevier {BV}
Wu, L., Zhang, Y., Yang, X., Santodonato, L., Bilheux, H., Zhang, J.(2020). Neutron imaging of lithium concentration in LiNi0.33Mn0.33Co0.33O2 cathode . Journal of Neutron Research. 22. (1). p. 43-48.
Morris, J.R., Troparevsky, M.C., Santodonato, L.J., Zarkadoula, E., Kulovits, A.(2020). Predicting phase behavior in high entropy and chemically complex alloys . Materials Characterization. 170.
Louis Santodonato, Nicholas Derimow, Benjamin E. MacDonald, Bryan Le, Enrique J. Lavernia, Reza Abbaschian (2019). In-Situ Imaging of Molten High-Entropy Alloys Using Cold Neutrons . Journal of Imaging.
Derimow, N., Santodonato, L.J., MacDonald, B.E., Le, B., Lavernia, E.J., Abbaschian, R.(2019). In-situ imaging of molten high-entropy alloys using cold neutrons . Journal of Imaging. 5. (2).
Kim, Y.-H., Tang, K., Chang, J., Sharma, K., Yiacoumi, S., Mayes, R.T., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Tsouris, C.(2019). Potential limits of capacitive deionization and membrane capacitive deionization for water electrolysis . Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia). 54. (13). p. 2112-2125.
Ossler, F., Santodonato, L.J., Warren, J.M., Finney, C.E.A., Bilheux, J.-C., Mills, R.A., Skorpenske, H.D., Bilheux, H.Z.(2019). In situ monitoring of hydrogen loss during pyrolysis of wood by neutron imaging . Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 37. (2). p. 1273-1280.
Miller, S.R., Marshall, M.S.J., Wart, M., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Riedel, R., Nagarkar, V.V.(2019). LiF/CsI:Tl Scintillator for High-Resolution Neutron Imaging . IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 66. (10). p. 2261-2264.
Smith, C.D., Gragston, M.T., Zhang, Z., Ombrello, T., Carter, C.D., Tong, X., Santodonato, L.J., Bilheux, H.Z.(2019). Simultaneous neutron radiography of metal nozzle geometry and near-field spray . Journal of Propulsion and Power. 35. (2). p. 419-423.
Brabazon, J.W., Perfect, E., Gates, C.H., Santodonato, L.J., Dhiman, I., Bilheux, H.Z., Bilheux, J.-C., McKay, L.D.(2019). SPONTANEOUS IMBIBITION of A WETTING FLUID into A FRACTURE with OPPOSING FRACTAL SURFACES: THEORY and EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION . Fractals. 27. (1).
Longchamps, R.S., Van Zandt, Z.K., Bilheux, H.Z., Dhiman, I., Santodonato, L.J., Ulyanova, Y., Singhal, S., Nelson, G.J.(2018). Neutron Imaging and Electrochemical Characterization of a Glucose Oxidase-Based Enzymatic Electrochemical Cell . Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. 15. (1).
Ma, Y., Wang, Q., Li, C., Santodonato, L.J., Feygenson, M., Dong, C., Liaw, P.K.(2018). Chemical short-range orders and the induced structural transition in high-entropy alloys . Scripta Materialia. 144. p. 64-68.
Santodonato, L.J., Liaw, P.K., Unocic, R.R., Bei, H., Morris, J.R.(2018). Predictive multiphase evolution in Al-containing high-entropy alloys . Nature Communications. 9. (1).
Dhiman, I., Bilheux, H., DeCarlo, K., Painter, S.L., Santodonato, L., Warren, J.M.(2018). Quantifying root water extraction after drought recovery using sub-mm in situ empirical data . Plant and Soil. 424. (1-2). p. 73-89.
Cakmak, E., Sridharan, N., Venkatakrishnan, S.V., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Shyam, A., Babu, S.S.(2018). Feasibility Study of Making Metallic Hybrid Materials Using Additive Manufacturing . Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 49. (10). p. 5035-5041.
Derimow, N.A., Santodonato, L.J., Mills, R., Abbaschian, R.(2018). In-situ imaging of liquid phase separation in molten alloys using cold neutrons . Journal of Imaging. 4. (1).
I. Dhiman, Ralf Ziesche, Tianhao Wang, Hassina Bilheux, Lou Santodonato, X. Tong, C. Y. Jiang, Ingo Manke, Wolfgang Treimer, Tapan Chatterji, et al.(2017). Setup for polarized neutron imaging using in situ 3He cells at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CG-1D beamline . Review of Scientific Instruments. 88. (9). p. 095103. {AIP} Publishing
DiStefano, V.H., Cheshire, M.C., McFarlane, J., Kolbus, L.M., Hale, R.E., Perfect, E., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Hussey, D.S., Jacobson, D.L., et al.(2017). Spontaneous imbibition of water and determination of effective contact angles in the Eagle Ford Shale Formation using neutron imaging . Journal of Earth Science. 28. (5). p. 874-887.
Song, G., Lin, J.Y.Y., Bilheux, J.C., Xie, Q., Santodonato, L.J., Molaison, J.J., Skorpenske, H.D., Dos Santos, A.M., Tulk, C.A., An, K., et al.(2017). Characterization of crystallographic structures using bragg-edge neutron imaging at the spallation neutron source . Journal of Imaging. 3. (4).
Garlea, E., King, M.O., Galloway, E.C., Boyd, T.L., Smyrl, N.R., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Morrell, J.S., Leckey, J.H.(2017). Identification of lithium hydride and its hydrolysis products with neutron imaging . Journal of Nuclear Materials. 485. p. 147-153.
Dhiman, I., Ziesche, R., Wang, T., Bilheux, H., Santodonato, L., Tong, X., Jiang, C.Y., Manke, I., Treimer, W., Chatterji, T., et al.(2017). Setup for polarized neutron imaging using in situ <sup>3</sup>He cells at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CG-1D beamline . Review of Scientific Instruments. 88. (9).
Duke, D.J., Finney, C.E.A., Kastengren, A., Matusik, K., Sovis, N., Santodonato, L., Bilheux, H., Schmidt, D., Powell, C., Toops, T.(2017). High-Resolution X-Ray and Neutron Computed Tomography of an Engine Combustion Network Spray G Gasoline Injector . SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. 10. (2).
Sharma, K., Kim, Y.-H., Yiacoumi, S., Gabitto, J., Bilheux, H.Z., Santodonato, L.J., Mayes, R.T., Dai, S., Tsouris, C.(2016). Analysis and simulation of a blue energy cycle . Renewable Energy. 91. p. 249-260.
Looney, E.E., Nelson, G.J., van Zandt, Z.K., Ulyanova, Y., Singhal, S., Santodonato, L.J., Bilheux, H.Z.(2016). Ex Situ and In Situ Neutron Imaging of Enzymatic Electrochemical Cells . Electrochimica Acta. 213. p. 244-251.
Lukosi, E., Herrera, E., Hamm, D., Lee, K.-M., Wiggins, B., Trtik, P., Penumadu, D., Young, S., Santodonato, L., Bilheux, H., et al.(2016). Lithium indium diselenide: A new scintillator for neutron imaging . Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 830. p. 140-149.
Herrera, E., Hamm, D., Wiggins, B., Milburn, R., Burger, A., Bilheux, H., Santodonato, L., Chvala, O., Stowe, A., Lukosi, E.(2016). LISe pixel detector for neutron imaging . Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 833. p. 142-148.
Małgorzata G. Makowska, Luise Theil Kuhn, Lars N. Cleemann, Erik M. Lauridsen, Hassina Z. Bilheux, Jamie J. Molaison, Louis J. Santodonato, Anton S. Tremsin, Mirco Grosse, Manuel Morgano, et al.(2015). Flexible sample environment for high resolution neutron imaging at high temperatures in controlled atmosphere . Review of Scientific Instruments. 86. (12). p. 125109. {AIP} Publishing
Zhi Tang, Oleg N. Senkov, Chad M. Parish, Chuan Zhang, Fan Zhang, Louis J. Santodonato, Gongyao Wang, Guangfeng Zhao, Fuqian Yang, Peter K. Liaw(2015). Tensile ductility of an AlCoCrFeNi multi-phase high-entropy alloy through hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and homogenization . Materials Science and Engineering: A. 647. p. 229--240. Elsevier {BV}
Amal al-Wahish, D. Armitage, U. al-Binni, B. Hill, R. Mills, N. Jalarvo, L. Santodonato, K. W. Herwig, D. Mandrus(2015). A new apparatus design for high temperature (up to 950 °C) quasi-elastic neutron scattering in a controlled gaseous environment . Review of Scientific Instruments. 86. (9). p. 095102. {AIP} Publishing
Amal al-Wahish, D. Armitage, U. al-Binni, B. Hill, R. Mills, N. Jalarvo, L. Santodonato, K. W. Herwig, D. Mandrus(2015). A new apparatus design for high temperature (up to 950 °C) quasi-elastic neutron scattering in a controlled gaseous environment . Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86. (9). p. 095102. {AIP} Publishing
Haoyan Diao, Louis J. Santodonato, Zhi Tang, Takeshi Egami, Peter K. Liaw(2015). Local Structures of High-Entropy Alloys (HEAs) on Atomic Scales: An Overview . JOM. 67. (10). p. 2321--2325. Springer Science $\mathplus$ Business Media
C.-L. Cheng, E. Perfect, B. Donnelly, H.Z. Bilheux, A.S. Tremsin, L.D. McKay, V.H. DiStefano, J.C. Cai, L.J. Santodonato(2015). Rapid imbibition of water in fractures within unsaturated sedimentary rock . Advances in Water Resources. 77. p. 82--89. Elsevier {BV}
Cheng, C.-L., Perfect, E., Donnelly, B., Bilheux, H.Z., Tremsin, A.S., McKay, L.D., DiStefano, V.H., Cai, J.C., Santodonato, L.J.(2015). Rapid imbibition of water in fractures within unsaturated sedimentary rock . Advances in Water Resources. 77. p. 82-89.
Diao, H., Santodonato, L.J., Tang, Z., Egami, T., Liaw, P.K.(2015). Local Structures of High-Entropy Alloys (HEAs) on Atomic Scales: An Overview . JOM. 67. (10). p. 2321-2325.
Al-Wahish, A., Armitage, D., Al-Binni, U., Hill, B., Mills, R., Jalarvo, N., Santodonato, L., Herwig, K.W., Mandrus, D.(2015). A new apparatus design for high temperature (up to 950 °C) quasi-elastic neutron scattering in a controlled gaseous environment . Review of Scientific Instruments. 86. (9).
Lou Santodonato, Hassina Bilheux, Barton Bailey, Jean Bilheux, Phong Nguyen, Anton Tremsin, Doug Selby, Lakeisha Walker(2015). The CG-1D Neutron Imaging Beamline at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor . Physics Procedia. 69. p. 104--108. Elsevier {BV}
Santodonato, L.J., Zhang, Y., Feygenson, M., Parish, C.M., Gao, M.C., Weber, R.J.K., Neuefeind, J.C., Tang, Z., Liaw, P.K.(2015). Deviation from high-entropy configurations in the atomic distributions of a multi-principal-element alloy . Nature Communications. 6.
Makowska, M.G., Theil Kuhn, L., Cleemann, L.N., Lauridsen, E.M., Bilheux, H.Z., Molaison, J.J., Santodonato, L.J., Tremsin, A.S., Grosse, M., Morgano, M., et al.(2015). Flexible sample environment for high resolution neutron imaging at high temperatures in controlled atmosphere . Review of Scientific Instruments. 86. (12).
Tang, Z., Senkov, O.N., Parish, C.M., Zhang, C., Zhang, F., Santodonato, L.J., Wang, G., Zhao, G., Yang, F., Liaw, P.K.(2015). Tensile ductility of an AlCoCrFeNi multi-phase high-entropy alloy through hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and homogenization . Materials Science and Engineering A. 647. p. 229-240.
J.K.R. Weber, C.J. Benmore, L.B. Skinner, J. Neuefeind, S.K. Tumber, G. Jennings, L.J. Santodonato, D. Jin, J. Du, J.B. Parise(2014). Measurements of liquid and glass structures using aerodynamic levitation and in-situ high energy x-ray and neutron scattering . Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 383. p. 49--51. Elsevier {BV}
Weber, J.K.R., Benmore, C.J., Skinner, L.B., Neuefeind, J., Tumber, S.K., Jennings, G., Santodonato, L.J., Jin, D., Du, J., Parise, J.B.(2014). Measurements of liquid and glass structures using aerodynamic levitation and in-situ high energy x-ray and neutron scattering . Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 383. p. 49-51.
L. B. Skinner, C. J. Benmore, J. K. R. Weber, S. Tumber, L. Lazareva, J. Neuefeind, L. Santodonato, J. Du, J. B. Parise(2012). Structure of Molten CaSiO 3 : Neutron Diffraction Isotope Substitution with Aerodynamic Levitation and Molecular Dynamics Study . J. Phys. Chem. B. 116. (45). p. 13439--13447. American Chemical Society ({ACS})
Skinner, L.B., Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., Tumber, S., Lazareva, L., Neuefeind, J., Santodonato, L., Du, J., Parise, J.B.(2012). Structure of molten CaSiO<inf>3</inf>: Neutron diffraction isotope substitution with aerodynamic levitation and molecular dynamics study . Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 116. (45). p. 13439-13447.
H. Nojiri, S. Yoshii, M. Yasui, K. Okada, M. Matsuda, J. -S. Jung, T. Kimura, L. Santodonato, G. E. Granroth, K. A. Ross, et al.(2011). Neutron Laue Diffraction Study on the Magnetic Phase Diagram of Multiferroic MnWO 4 under Pulsed High Magnetic Fields . Phys. Rev. Lett. 106. (23). American Physical Society ({APS})
Nojiri, H., Yoshii, S., Yasui, M., Okada, K., Matsuda, M., Jung, J.-S., Kimura, T., Santodonato, L., Granroth, G.E., Ross, K.A., et al.(2011). Neutron laue diffraction study on the magnetic phase diagram of multiferroic MnWO<inf>4</inf> under pulsed high magnetic fields . Physical Review Letters. 106. (23).
J. E. Rix, J. K. R. Weber, L. J. Santodonato, B. Hill, L. M. Walker, R. McPherson, J. Wenzel, S. E. Hammons, J. Hodges, M. Rennich, et al.(2007). Automated sample exchange and tracking system for neutron research at cryogenic temperatures . Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78. (1). p. 013907. {AIP} Publishing
Rix, J.E., Weber, J.K.R., Santodonato, L.J., Hill, B., Walker, L.M., McPherson, R., Wenzel, J., Hammons, S.E., Hodges, J., Rennich, M., et al.(2007). Automated sample exchange and tracking system for neutron research at cryogenic temperatures . Review of Scientific Instruments. 78. (1).
Weber, J.K.R., Rix, J.E., Hiera, K.J., Tangeman, J.A., Benmore, C.J., Hart, R.T., Siewenie, J.E., Santodonato, L.J.(2005). Neutron diffraction from levitated liquids - A technique for measurements under extreme conditions . Physics and Chemistry of Glasses. 46. (4). p. 487-491.
S. A. FitzGerald, T. Yildirim, L. J. Santodonato, D. A. Neumann, J. R. D. Copley, J. J. Rush, F. Trouw(1999). Quantum dynamics of interstitial H 2 in solid C 60 . Phys. Rev. B. 60. (9). p. 6439--6451. American Physical Society ({APS})
Fitz Gerald, S.A., Yildirim, T., Santodonato, L.J., Neumann, D.A., Copley, J.R.D., Rush, J.J., Trouw, F.(1999). Quantum dynamics of interstitial H<inf>2</inf>in solid C<inf>60</inf> . Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 60. (9). p. 6439-6451.
Louis J. Santodonato, Dan A. Neumann, Ross W. Erwin(1996). Template Mediated Growth of Rare Earth Carbides . J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118. (50). p. 12860--12861. American Chemical Society ({ACS})
Santodonato, L.J., Neumann, D.A., Erwin, R.W.(1996). Template mediated growth of rare earth carbides . Journal of the American Chemical Society. 118. (50). p. 12860-12861.
Masatsugu Suzuki, Louis J. Santodonato, Itsuko S. Suzuki, Bruce E. White, Eric J. Cotts(1991). Structural phase transition of high-stage MoCl 5 graphite intercalation compounds . Phys. Rev. B. 43. (7). p. 5805--5814. American Physical Society ({APS})
Suzuki, M., Santodonato, L.J., Suzuki, I.S., White Jr., B.E., Cotts, E.J.(1991). Structural phase transition of high-stage MoCl5 graphite intercalation compounds . Physical Review B. 43. (7). p. 5805-5814.
Masatsugu Suzuki, Louis J. Santodonato, Mildred Yeh, Samuel M. Sampere, Andrew V. Smith, Charles R. Burr(1990). Structural and magnetic properties of random mixture graphite intercalation compounds . J. Mater. Res. 5. (02). p. 422--434. Cambridge University Press ({CUP})
Suzuki, M., Santodonato, L.J., Yeh, M., Sampere, S.M., Smith, A.V., Burr, C.R.(1990). Structural and Magnetic Properties of Random Mixture Graphite Intercalation Compounds . Journal of Materials Research. 5. (2). p. 422-434.
M. Suzuki, S. M. Sampere, L. J. Santodonato, M. G. Young, C. R. Burr(1988). Electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility in Bi Ca Sr Cu 2 O y . Phys. Rev. B. 38. (4). p. 2851--2853. American Physical Society ({APS})
Suzuki, M., Sampere, S.M., Santodonato, L.J., Young, M.G., Burr, C.R.(1988). Electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility in BiCaSrCu2Oy . Physical Review B. 38. (4). p. 2851-2853.
CONFERENCE PAPER
Smith, C.D., Gragston, M.T., Zhang, Z., Ombrello, T., Carter, C.D., Tong, X., Santodonato, L.J., Bilheux, H.Z.(2019). Simultaneous neutron radiography of metal nozzle geometry and near-field spray . AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
Zhang, Y., Myhre, K.G., Bilheux, H.Z., Tremsin, A.S., Johnson, J.A., Bilheux, J.-C., Miskowiec, A.J., Hunt, R.D., Santodonato, L.J., Molaison, J.J.(2018). Neutron resonance radiography and application to nuclear fuel materials . Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. 119. p. 547-550.
Santodonato, L., Bilheux, H., Bailey, B., Bilheux, J., Nguyen, P., Tremsin, A., Selby, D., Walker, L.(2015). The CG-1D Neutron Imaging Beamline at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor . Physics Procedia. 69. p. 104-108.
Louis Santodonato, Eric Lukosi, Elan Herrera, Ashley C. Stowe, Robert Milburn, Dylan Richardson, Brenden Wiggins, Arnold Burger, Ondrej Chvala, Hassina Bilheux, et al.(2014). Investigation of a Lithium Indium Diselenide detector for neutron transmission imaging . Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVI. {SPIE}-Intl Soc Optical Eng
Lukosi, E., Herrera, E., Stowe, A.C., Milburn, R., Richardson, D., Wiggins, B., Burger, A., Santodonato, L., Bilheux, H.(2014). Investigation of a lithium indium diselenide detector for neutron transmission imaging . Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 9213.
L. J. Santodonato, L. M. H. Walker, A. J. Church, C. M. Redmon, J. G. Weisend(2010). TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAGNOSTICS FOR SAMPLE ENVIRONMENTS . {AIP} Publishing
Santodonato, L.J., Walker, L.M.H., Church, A.J., Redmon, C.M.(2010). Temperature control diagnostics for sample environments . AIP Conference Proceedings. 1218. p. 1647-1651.
Ludtka, G.M., Klose, F., Kisner, R., Fernandez-Baca, J., Mackiewicz-Ludtka, G., Wilgen, J., Jaramillo, R., Santodonato, L., Wang, X.-L., Hubbard, C.R., et al.(2007). Time-resolved analyses of microstructure in advanced materials under magnetic fields at elevated temperatures using neutrons . TMS Annual Meeting. p. 3-8.
BOOK CHAPTER
Santodonato, L.J., Liaw, P.K.(2016). Advanced characterization techniques . High-Entropy Alloys: Fundamentals and Applications. p. 115-150.