Dilano Saldin

Distinguished Professor
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 Physics Building 450



Dilano Saldin’s research covers all aspects of the use of radiation to study matter, and diffraction and scattering phenomena. Particular interests are holography, and x-ray scattering from biomolecules.

Biographical Sketch

Dilano Saldin obtained his BA in 1971 and his a PhD 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 2001 and from 2002 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

Pende, Kanuprya, Schmidt, Marius, Schwander, Peter, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Su=imulations on Time-Resolved Structure Determination of uncrystallized Biomolecules in the Prsence of Shot Noise.” Structural Dynamics .
Schmidt, Marius, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Enzyme Transient State Kinetics in Crystal and Solution from the Perspective of a Time-resolved Crystallographer.” Structural Dynamics 1. Ed. Phillips, George. (2014): 024701.
Schmidt, Marius, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Enzyme transient state kinetics in crystal and solution from the perspective of a time-resolved crystallographer.” Structural Dynamics 1. (2014): 024701, 1-14.
Pande, Kanupriya, Schwander, Peter, Schmidt, Marius, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Deducing Fast Electron Density Changes in Randomly Oriented Biomolecules in a Pump-Probe Experiment.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369.20130332 (2014).
Kirian, Richard A., and Saldin, Dilano K. “Structure determination of disordered ensembles of identical particles.” Synchrotron Radiation News 26.2 (2013): 20-25.
Poon, Hin C., Schmidt, Marius, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Extraction of fast changes in the structure of a disordered ensemble of photoexcited biomolecules.” Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2013. (2013): 750371 (5 pages).
Poon, Hin C., Schwander, Peter, Uddin, Miraj, and Saldin, Dilano K. “Fiber diffraction without fibers.” Physical Review Letters 110.265505 (2013).
Liu, Haiguang G., Poon, Billy, Saldin, Dilano K., Spence, John C., and Zwart, Petrus H. “Three-dimensional single-particle imaging using angular correlations from X-ray laser data.” Acta Crystallogrphica A 69.4 (2013): 365-373.
Saldin, Dilano K. “Microscopy: Reconstructing the third dimension.” Nature 486. (2012): 197-198.
Saldin, Dilano K., Poon, Hin C., Bogan, Michael, Marchesini, Stefano, Shapiro, David A., Kirian, Richard A., Weierstall, Uwe, and Spence, John C. “New light on disordered ensembles: ab-initio structure detrmination of one particle from scattering fluctuations of many copies.” Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Letters 106.115501 (2011).
Chamberlin, S. E., Hirschmugl, C. J., King, S. J., Poon, H. C., and Saldin, Dilano K. “Role of hydrogen on the ZnO(000-1)-(1×1) surface.” Phys. Rev. B 84.075437 (2011).