Prof. Chris D. Ling

          School of Chemistry (Room 455)

          The University of Sydney

          Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

          P: +61 (0)2 9351 4780

          F: +61 (0)2 9351 3329


Materials Chemistry; Neutron & X-ray Scattering Science


I am Professor and Associate Head of School – Research in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. I am also affiliated with the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO), which reflects the fact that my research into inorganic solid-state chemistry makes particular use of neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering methods to characterise the structures and dynamics of new materials.

Brief CV

  1. BulletBSc, University of Melbourne (1992–1994)

  2. BulletBSc(Hons 1), Australian National University (1995)

  3. BulletPhD, Australian National University (1996–1999)

  4. BulletPostdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (1999–2001)

  5. BulletPhysicist, Diffraction Group, Institut Laue-Langevin, France (2001–2004)

  6. BulletFaculty, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney (2004–present)

Current Professional Roles

  1. BulletPresident, Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ)

  2. BulletPast Secretary, Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA)

  3. BulletConsultant, IUCr Commission on Inorganic and Mineral Structures (CIMS)