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Daniel S. Hussey

Research Topics and Duties:

  • Neutron focusing with axisymmetric optics, developed under a 2013 NIST IMS project "A Neutron Microscope for Energy and Materials Research"
  • Development of high resolution and cold neutron phase imaging techniques
  • Neutron imaging of operating proton exchange fuel cells and lithium ion batteries
  • Measurement of water permeabilities of porous materials with neutron imaging
  • Measurement of the polarized n,3Hecross section with neutron interferometry
  • Measurement of the neutron EDM in perfect single crystal silicon
  • Manage imaging facility user program through solicitation of beam time proposals; perform safety analyses; assist users with experiment planning, execution, analysis, and publication of results

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, 2009
  • DOE Hydrogen Program Research and Development Award, project team member, 2007
  • IOP Select article, “Feasibility of single-view coded source neutron transmission tomography”, K.J. Coakley and D.S. Hussey, 2007 Meas. Sci. Technol. 18 3391-3398 doi:10.1088/0957-0233/18/11/019
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004
  • J.B. Dutcher Outstanding Graduate Student in Experimental Research, 2003
  • Indiana University Chancellor Fellowship, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
  • John W. McConnell Scholarship, 1998
  • Robert E. Houston, Jr. Physics Award, 1997
  • McIninch Foundation Scholarship, 1996
  • Eagle Scout, 1992

Society Membership

  • American Physical Society
  • The Electrochemical Society


  • K.M. Short, D. Hussey and K. Johnson, “Method and apparatus for compressed chaotic music synthesis,” U.S. Patent No. 6,137,045, October 24, 2000.
  • K.M. Short, D. Hussey and K. Johnson, “Method and apparatus for compressed chaotic music synthesis,” WO Patent 2,001,035,387, May 18, 2001.
Daniel Hussey


Radiation Physics Division
Neutron Physics Group

Employment History:

Physicist, NIST, 2006 - present
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST, 2004 - 2006


Ph.D., Physics, Indiana University, 2003
M.S., Physics, Indiana University, 2001
B.Sc., Physics, University of New Hampshire, 1999


Phone: 301-975-6465
Email: daniel.hussey@nist.gov
Fax: 301-926-1604