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CarolynMacDonaldCarolyn  MacDonald

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Physics

Expertise: Medical imaging; X-ray; materials science; laser beam processing of materials.

Campus phone: (518) 591-8869
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Professor Carolyn MacDonald's research primarily involves the application of crystal and polycapillary X-ray optics to medical imaging, therapy, and materials analysis. She is director of UAlbany's Center for X-ray Optics, editor-in-chief of the international journal X-ray Optics and Instrumentation and associate editor of Handbook of Optics.