Professor Angus P. Wilkinson

Professional training

Dr. Wilkinson obtained a 1st class honors degree in chemistry from Oxford University, UK, in 1988. He was a DPhil student with Dr. A. K. Cheetham in the Department of Chemical Crystallography /Inorganic Chemistry at Oxford from 1988 until December 1991. From October 1991 until June 1993, Dr. Wilkinson was a Junior Research Fellow with Christ Church, Oxford. However, most of this period was spent on leave, working at postdoctoral scholar in the Materials Engineering Department, University of California Santa Barbara.  In October 1993 he joined the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2004. He has served as one of the School's Associate Chairs since 2006. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests

His current research interests include 1) the design, preparation and characteristics of negative and low thermal expansion materials, 2) the hydration and performance of oil well cements under "down hole" conditions, and 3) the development of synchrotron based methodologies and apparatus for in-situ diffraction studies of materials.

Educational interests

In the class room at Georgia Tech, Prof. Wilkinson regularly teaches courses in solid state chemistry and crystallography for graduate students and upper level undergradutes. He also teaches part of the  freshman chemistry sequence.

In addition to his teaching at Georgia Tech, he has been involved in many workshops that explore how powder diffraction data can be used to learn about the atomic level structure of materials. Notably, he has been an instructor for the Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop series for many years.

Professional Service

Dr. Wilkinson is a current member of the US National Committee on Crystallography, a National Academy committee charged with representing the interests of US crystallographers to the International Union of Crystallography and promoting crystallography. He is also the chair of the Science Review Committee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that reviews and ranks all proposals for powder diffraction eperiments at both the High Flux Isotope Reactor and Spallation Neutron Source.