Berkeley Lab

Benjamin H. Savitzky

Benjamin H. Savitzky is principle investigator at h-Bar Instruments, designing and fabricating in-situ liquid helium TEM holders for long duration, high stability measurements near absolute zero.  He previously completed a post-doc at the Foundry’s NCEM where he created py4DSTEM, an open source Python package for analysis of four-dimensional scanning transmission electron microscopy datasets.  During his PhD he developed cryo-STEM tandem experimental and computational methodologies at Cornell University to demonstrate ~2 pm precision atomic column measurement during in-situ LN2 cooling, subsequently leveraging these measurements to study atomic displacements emergent nanoscale order and disorder in charge density wave materials across phase transitions.