Chi-Chang Kao, Noted X-ray Scientist, Named SLAC Director

November 2, 2012

Chi-­Chang Kao, an associate laboratory director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named as the lab’s fifth director. Kao succeeds Persis S. Drell, who announced her intention to step down from the position late last year. He formally assumed his position as director on Nov. 1, 2012. Kao came to SLAC in 2010 from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, where he served as chairperson of the National Synchrotron Light Source. Kao earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1980 from National Taiwan University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1988. More>

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