Stephenson is Interim ALD for Photon Sciences
OCTOBER 1, 2010
Argonne Director Eric Isaacs has appointed G. Brian Stephenson as the Interim Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2010. The text of Director Isaacs’ announcement is below.
Sept. 30, 2010
To: All employees
From: Eric Isaacs, Argonne Director
Subject: Appointment of Interim Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of G. Brian Stephenson as the Interim Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2010.
Brian is recognized worldwide as a leader in x-ray science, with vast knowledge and expertise in synchrotron science, beamlines and instrumentation. Recipient of an R&D 100 Award for his work on the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe, he has been actively involved in the development of the CD-0 proposal to upgrade the Advanced Photon Source.
Brian currently serves as Senior Physicist and Group Leader of the Synchrotron Radiation Studies Group. He joined the staff of Argonne’s Materials Science Division in 1995.
Brian is co-author of more than 140 publications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and chairs the 2011 X-ray Science Gordon Research Conference. He received B.S. and M.S. Degrees in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in 1983 from Stanford University.
Brian will serve as Interim Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences while a search committee reviews candidates to fill the post. He succeeds Murray Gibson, who is leaving Argonne effective Oct. 1, 2010, to accept a newly created position as Dean of Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston.
Professor Janos Kirz, Scientific Advisor at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook University, will take over from Brian as chair of the APS Associate Laboratory Director search committee.