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Chi-Chang Kao named SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's fifth director

Chichang Kao named director of SLACChi-Chang, an EFree Partner, was named director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He is both "a respected scientist in X-ray science known globally for his accomplishments and a proven leader, someone who can energetically lead the laboratory's excellent faculty and staff and chart a bold course for SLAC's scientific direction in the coming years," stated Stanford's president in today's announcement. He assumes the position on Nov. 1st.

SLAC which opened in 1972 is one of 10 national laboratories in the DOE Office of Science and operated in jointly by Stanford University. It has the longest linear accelerator in the world.

See Stanford's story at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/october/slac-director-named-102412.html.