David Ederer, Ph.D.
Dr. Ederer, an adjunct professor of the J. Bennett Johnston Sr. Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University (CAMD), has spent his entire career utilizing synchrotron radiation in the vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray region. Dr. Ederer, a fellow of the American Physical Society, is an internationally recognized expert in the use of synchrotron radiation for research in atomic, molecular, and solid state physics He was a senior staff scientist in the Center for Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Science and Technology) for almost thirty years. Dr. Ederer went to Tulane in January 1992 to launch a new program in experimental solid state physics with CAMD, as a focal point. He served as Tulane’s physics department chair from 1994 to 1997. After his retirement from Tulane he became a Visiting Scientist in the Chemistry Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was an Argonne Fellow in 1998-1999. Professor Ederer’s research interests include laser-synchrotron pump-probe experiments in atoms; electronic correlations studied via photoionization of ground state and excited atoms; molecular photoionization dynamics studied by photoelectron spectroscopy and polarized fluorescence; soft x-ray emission from exotic materials; x-ray scattering by transition metal oxides, metals and semiconductors; electronic bonding at interfaces; and instrumentation for the soft x-ray spectral region. Dr. Ederer has authored or coauthored about 240 scientific papers.