The Advanced Photon Source
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Dr. Raj Rajashankar, NE-CAT Associate Director, Passes Away

It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of our colleague, Dr. Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, long-time Associate Director of the Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) at Sector 24 of the Advanced Photon Source. Dr. Rajashankar passed peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of May 22nd, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Suma, and two daughters, Medha and Manasvi.  

Raj completed his undergraduate studies from LB College in Sagara, India, followed by a Masters in Physics from Manasagangotri, Mysore (India), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Immediately upon attaining his doctoral degree, Raj was awarded the Humboldt Fellowship from Germany where he worked at DESY in Hamburg. He worked for Cornell University as the Associate Director for NE-CAT.

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