Dilano K. Saldin


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Research Interests: Diffraction with laser light and electrons, x-ray scattering, low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and high energy electron diffraction (HEED) & Microscopy; Holography; Tomography; Structure of surfaces and proteins.

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Dilano K. Saldin


Research covers all aspects of the use of radiation to study matter, and diffraction and scattering phenomena. Particular interests are holography, tomography, and x-ray scattering from biomolecules.

Biographical Sketch:

Dilano Saldin obtained his B.A in 1971 and his a Ph.D. in Materials in 1975, both from the University of Oxford. From 1976 to 1981 he worked there first as a junior research fellow and then as a lecturer. In 1981 he started working as a research fellow at Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, University of London, where he stayed until 1988. Since 1988, Saldin has been at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is now a Distinguished Professor. From 2000 to 2008 he was Chair of the Department of Physics.

As a result of his research, Saldin holds two atomic imaging patents. He is consultant to the commission on Electron Diffraction, International Union of Crystallography, and to a major Japanese electronics company in the area of electron holography. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Holography and Speckle. Dr. Saldin is a member of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center on 'Biology with X-Ray Lasers' and his current research is also supported by a regular NSF grant in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics.

Selected publications

  • M. Schmidt and D. K. Saldin
    “Enzyme transient state kinetics in crystal and solution from the perspective of a time-resolved crystallographer”
    Structural Dynamics, Vol. 1, 024701(14 pages) (2014)
  • H.-C. Poon, P. Schwander, M. Udding, and D. K. Saldin
    “Fiber Diffraction without Fibers”
    Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, 265505(4 pages) (2013)
  • H.-C. Poon, M. Schmidt, and D. K. Saldin
    “Extraction of fast changes in the structure of a disordered ensemble of photoexcited biomolecules”
    Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Vol. 2013, 750371(5 pages) (2013)
  • R. A. Kirian and D. K. Saldin
    “Structure determination from disordered ensembles of identical particles”
    Synchrotron Radiation News, Vol. 26, 20-25 (2013)
  • D. K. Saldin, H. C. Poon, P. Schwander, M. Uddin, and M. Schmidt
    “Reconstructing an icosahedral virus from single particle diffraction experiments”
    Optics Express, 19, 17318-17335 (2011), and arXiv:1107.5212