Dr Chris Ryan

Senior Principal Research Scientist

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Chris is a physicist focussed on developing next generation microanalysis capabilities using proton and X-ray microbeams primarily for geoscience applications through the Mineral Resources division of CSIRO. He designed and built the CSIRO Nuclear Microprobe beamline and quadrupole quintuplet lens system, developed techniques and software for trace element real-time imaging, such as widely used in the GeoPIXE fluorescence imaging software, and initiated and is active in international collaborative efforts driving the CSIRO-BNL Maia advanced spectroscopy and imaging detector developments and their application at synchrotron and ion-beam laboratories.

Other Interests

Cycling: Mountain bike and road riding

Academic Qualifications

  • 1985

    PhD (physics)
    University of Melbourne

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011

    R&D 100 Award
    R&D Magazine, USA

  • 2011

    iAwards (Vic)
    AIIA Canberra

  • 2012

    Research Achievement Award


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