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Johanna Nelson Weker


Lead Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

StorageX Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 3

Johanna Nelson Weker is a lead scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Her research focuses on synchrotron-based X-ray characterization of materials and systems far from equilibrium. Her work spans a range of topics including electrochemical energy storage, catalysis, and additive manufacturing. In addition to a leading a vibrant research group, she helps run the transmission X-ray microscopy on beamline 6-2 at SSRL. Dr. Nelson Weker graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Allentown, PA. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in physics from Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY, where she studied Coherent Diffractive Imaging (CDI) with X-rays, microscopy technique that eliminates the need for X-rays lenses. Since then, Dr. Nelson Weker has been working at the Stanford Synchrotron Lightsource, first as a postdoc using x-rays to study Li-ion batteries under operating conditions and later as a staff scientist in the Materials Science Division at SLAC.