Newswise — Sergei Kalinin, a scientist and inventor at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America professional society.

MSA Fellows are senior distinguished members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of microscopy and microanalysis through scientific achievement and service to the scientific community and the professional society.

Kalinin was lauded “for pioneering contributions to quantitative scanning probe and scanning transmission electron microscopy, including functional imaging, machine learning and atomic fabrication.”

Kalinin is an ORNL Corporate Fellow who leads the Data NanoAnalytics group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science user facility. He is also a faculty member of the Bredesen Center, a partnership of the University of Tennessee and ORNL.

His research focuses on applying artificial intelligence methods in advanced electron and scanning probe microscopy. Through direct observation of atomic building blocks, he aims to gain insight into physical and chemical behaviors emerging in functional materials including quantum materials. He also seeks to harness the power of machine learning toward automated and autonomous experimentation and atom-by-atom assembly of functional nanosystems.

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