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Changyong Song

Changyong Song, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Office: +82 (0)54-279-2096

Ph. D. 2001
Physics, Iowa State University (Ames, IA, USA)

Research Interest:
  • Ultrafast single-shot diffraction imaging using femtosecond laser pulses. 
  • Exploring nonequilibrium states of matters via diffraction and imaging
  • Introducing new imaging modalities
  • 2015.03 ~ present
        Associate Professor
        Department of Physics, POSTECH
  • 2013.03 ~ 2015.02
        RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
        Team Leader, XFEL (SACLA) Imaging Development Team
  • 2008.03 ~ 2013.02
        RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan 
        Initiative Unit Leader, SONG Initiative Research Unit
  • 2004.12 ~ 2008.02
        UCLA, Physics
        Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2001.04 ~ 2004.11
        POSTECH, Physics
        Postdoctoral Researcher

Professional services
  • Co-organizer, "APCTP International Workshop on Frontiers of XFEL Sciences" (Pohang, 12/2017)
  • Co-organizer, " Micro-Symposium 3: Diffraction Imaging and XFELs" Asian Crystallography Association (AsCA) 2015 (India, 12/2015)
  • Co-organizer, “Micro-Symposium 20: Advances in X-ray FEL Coherent Scattering & Diffraction”,23rd Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 2014 (Montreal, Canada, 08/2014)
  •  Co-organizer, “Micro-Symposium 7: New Tools and Methods in Structural Biology – I & II”,Asian Crystallography Association (AsCA) 2013 (Hong Kong, 12/2013)
  • Co-organizer, The International Workshop on FEL Science (3rd in Japan, 10/2010; 2rd in Taiwan, 12/2009; 1st in Korea, 02/2009)
Selected publications
  1. “Macromolecular structures probed by combining single-shot free-electron laser diffraction with synchrotron coherent x-ray imaging”, M. Gallagher-Jones, Y. Bessho, S.-N. Kim, J. Park, S.-S. Kim, D. Nam, C. Kim, Y.-H. Kim, D.-Y. Noh, O. Miyashita, F. Tama, Y. Joti, T. Kameshima, T. Hatsui, K. Tono, Y. Kohmura, M. Yabashi, S. Hasnain, T. Ishikawa, and C. Song*, Nat. Commun., 5:3798 (2014); Highlighted in RIKEN Research (2014 July).
  2. “Imaging fully hydrated whole cells by coherent x-ray diffraction microscopy”, D. Nam, J. Park, M. Gallagher-Jones, S.-S. Kim, S.-N. Kim, Y. Kohmura, H. Naitow, N. Kunishima, T. Yoshida, T. Ishikawa and C. Song*, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 098103 (2013); Highlighted in Phys. Org. (17 May 2013); Asia Pac. Phys. Newsletter, (May 2013, World Scientific Publishing Co.); RIKEN Research (July 2013)
  3.  “Quantitative imaging of single, unstained viruses with coherent X-rays”, C. Song*, H. Jiang, A. P. Mancuso, B. Amirbekian, L. Peng, R. Sun, S. S Shah, Z. H. Zhou, T. Ishikawa, and J. Miao, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 158101 (2008); Highlighted in The Scientist (Feb. 1, 2013); RIKEN Research (March 2009); Discovery News (July 14, 2008)
  4. “Nanoscale imaging of buried structures with elemental specificity using resonant x-ray diffraction microscopy”, C. Song*, R. Bergstrom, D. Ramunno-Johnson, H. Jiang, D. Paterson, M. D. de Jonge, I. McNulty, J. Lee, K. Wang, and J. Miao, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 025504 (2008); Highlighted in Nat. Nanotech. (Vol.3, pp 126, March 2008); Nanotech Web (25 February 2008) - editor’s choice of the month.