Dr. Raina J. Olsen
Dr. Raina J. Olsen, received her PhD in physics from the University of Missouri in 2011. She received a competitive postdoctoral award from the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to study quantum excitations in adsorbed films using neutron scattering. She joined the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Science, Energy Frontier Research Center on Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2014. She is the author or co-author of 15 peer-reviewed publications. Her work for EDDE focuses on the use of neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to examine the structure and dynamics of crystal lattices in disordered alloys. She also uses her experience in many-body quantum theory, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo to bridge between theory and experiment, performing measurements probing the boundaries of the current understanding of lattice energy dissipation in disordered systems.