Profiles of User Facilities Directors

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This series profiles the directors of the Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.

These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern science including accelerators, colliders, supercomputers, light sources and neutron sources, as well as facilities for studying the nano world, the environment, and the atmosphere.

Here are those stories:

Meet the Director: Andrew Hutton
Director of the CEBAF user facility Andrew Hutton’s love for accelerators started at age 17.
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Meet the Director: Buddy Bland
Project director Buddy Bland lives the DOE’s computing mission: to discover, develop, and use computers to solve the biggest problems in science.
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Meet the Director: John Hill
John Hill directs the NSLS-II User Facility.
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Meet the Director: Kelly Gaffney
Kelly Gaffney is the director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
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Meet the Director: Sergei Nagaitsev
Sergei Nagaitsev is the director of the Fermilab Accelerator Complex user facility.
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Meet the Director: Hans Christen
For Hans Christen, director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences user facility, science is his way of life.
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Meet the Director: Chuck Black
Chuck Black is the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials.
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Meet the Director: Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer is the director of the Accelerator Test Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
As the director of the Joint Genome Institute, Mouncey and his facility make it possible for users to explore an array of genetic information.
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Meet the Director: Jim Mather
Jim Mather is the director of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility.
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Meet the Director: David Hill
As the director of DIII-D, the largest magnetic fusion experiment in the U.S., Hill helps researchers investigate fusion for energy production.
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Meet the Director: Supratik Guha
Supratik Guha is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials user facility.
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Meet the User Facility Team: Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed, RHIC
In their roles at the RHIC, Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed help scientists research the conditions at the very beginning of the universe.
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Meet the Director: Mike Dunne
As director of the Linac Coherent Light Source, Mike Dunne helps make it possible for scientists to use one of the world’s most powerful x-ray systems
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In Fiscal Year 2018, the 27 user facilities welcomed 36,271 researchers - from academia, industry, and government research enterprises in all 50 states and the District of Columbia - to perform new scientific research. For details on the individual Office of Science User Facilities, please go to https://science.osti.gov/User-Facilities/User-Facilities-at-a-Glance.