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Chi-Chang Kao Named Associate Laboratory Director for SSRL
LCLS Dedication Photos, Video Online
Reminder: Flood Relief Bake Sale Today

SLAC Today

Monday - August 23, 2010

Chi-Chang Kao Named Associate Laboratory Director for SSRL

SSRL Director Chi-Chang Kao. (Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.)

A warm welcome to SLAC's newest associate laboratory director, Chi-Chang Kao, who arrives for his first official day of work at the laboratory today. As director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Kao will manage the day-to-day operations of the SSRL user facility and program, and provide the leadership and vision for the future of the SSRL science and user program. Kao will also have an appointment on SLAC's faculty as a professor of photon science.

"We've not only recruited an outstanding individual in management and leadership, but also a person who really excels in X-ray science and techniques," said Keith Hodgson, associate laboratory director for photon science. "[In his previous post] as chairperson of Brookhaven National Laboratory's National Synchrotron Light Source, Chi-Chang demonstrated that he can undertake his new role very effectively. He's also an extremely accomplished physicist in the area of X-ray physics and scattering. Both of these elements—strong leadership skills and scientific research expertise—will serve him well at SLAC."

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LCLS Dedication Photos, Video Online

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Balloons labeled "LCLS" float to the ground at last week's LCLS dedication. (Photo by Brian Long.)

Monday's dedication of the Linac Coherent Light Source celebrated the construction, commissioning and first results from the groundbreaking new scientific tool. A collection of photos from the day and a video of SLACers sharing their congratulations, shown during the dedication, are available in "LCLS Dedication: The Celebration."

Reminder:
Flood Relief Bake Sale Today

Today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Kavli Auditorium patio, you can buy a homemade treat and contribute to relief for the victims of the flooding in Pakistan. Check or cash donations are also welcome, and tax deductible. Proceeds and donations will be given to the International American Red Cross Pakistan Relief Funds.

Please contact Ziba Mahdavi (x2846) if you would like to help or have questions.

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