Eric Dooryhee

Physicist, Powder Diffraction Beamline Group Leader, Photon Division

Eric Dooryhée joined the NSLS-II Project on June 1, 2009. His primary role as the Group Leader for the NSLS-II Project Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline is to work with the user community and to define the scientific missions and technical requirements for a state-of-the-art x-ray wiggler-based powder diffraction beamline. Dooryhée is in charge of the design, construction, and commissioning of the XPD beamline.

Dooryhée has 20-plus years experience in powder diffraction at Daresbury (UK), ESRF and Soleil (France). His expertise includes detectors, software and beamline optics hardware. At ESRF, he worked on developing the benchmark High Resolution Powder Diffraction beamline (BM16, now ID-31). His research has focused on in-situ and high-resolution structural studies on a variety of materials, including polycrystalline thin films, carbon nanotubes, zeolitic catalysts, organic molecular compounds, organic-inorganic hybrids and ancient materials.

Dooryhée chairs the IUCr commission CrysAC, or Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage, and was former chair of SR2A, the Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology conference series.

He received his Master’s degree in hard condensed matter physics and crystallography from the University of Paris and his Ph.D. in radiation physics, also from the University of Paris.

Dooryhée’s scientific expertise in powder diffraction and his vision for the development of the science for XPD make him an incredibly valuable asset to the Photon Sciences Directorate and to the NSLS-II Project.

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Phone: 344-2409


  • Ph.D. 1987: Radiation Physics, University of Paris
  • M.S. 1985: Hard Condensed Matter Physics & Crystallography, University of Paris

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