Alessandro Cunsolo

Inelastic X-ray Scattering Beamline Physicist, NSLS-II Experimental Facilities Division

Dr. Cunsolo has joined us from Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Photon Source (APS), where he was employed as a visiting scientist on Sabbatical leave from the Italian National Institute for Physics. At the APS, Alessandro performed his research at the extremely high resolution (1.5 meV) Inelastic X Ray Scattering (IXS) spectrometer.

Dr. Cunsolo received his PhD in Physics, from Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, completing his thesis in relaxation phenomena in the THz dynamics of simple fluids probed by inelastic x-ray scattering.

Working under the direction of the Dr. Yong Cai, Alessandro will be responsible for the development of a scientific research program and its technical implementation at a state-of-the-art inelastic x-ray scattering beamline, including its design, construction, and commissioning.

Professional Activities

Phone: 344-5564


  • Ph.D. 1999: Physics, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
  • M.S. 1994: Physics, Universita' "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

Key Publications

  • A Cunsolo, C Kodituwakku, F Bencivenga, A Said, Shear Propagation in the Terahertz Dynamics of Water-Glycerol Mixtures, J. Chem. Phys., 139(18), 184507 (2013).
  • A Cunsolo, B Leu, A Said, Y Cai, Structural and Microscopic Relaxation in Glycerol: an IXS Study, J. Chem. Phys., 134, 184502 (2011).
  • Y Stetsko, J Keister, A Suvorov, D Coburn, C Kodituwakku, A Cunsolo, Y Cai, Dynamical Modeling of High-Energy-Resolution X-ray Optics, Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics II, Vol 8141, p. 81410R, sponsored by SPIE (2011).
  • A Cunsolo, A Orecchini, C Petrillo, F Sacchetti, Interplay between Microscopic Diffusion and Local Structure of Liquid Water, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 16713-16717 (2010).

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