Laurence B. Lurio

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Laurence B. Lurio
Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
815-753-6470
llurio@niu.edu

B.A. Columbia University (1985)
Ph.D. Harvard University (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Rennselaer (1992) MIT (1995)

Laurence B. Lurio

My research program focuses on condensed matter physics; in particular, x-ray based studies of the structure and dynamics of soft matter and biomaterials. Recent systems that have been of interest are diffusion within concentrated protein suspensions and the structure and self-organization of phospholipid membranes. I am one of the pioneers of using coherent x-ray scattering to measure dynamics via the technique of x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. This technique measures the thermal motion of materials via time correlation of sequences of coherent x-ray scattering images.