Lab organization

Learn about SLAC’s senior leadership, directorates and core teams below. For an overview of our organizational structure, you can download the interactive PDF org chart.

Interactive PDF org chart   Our leadership

Simple graphic chart of SLAC organizational structure
Click to view an interactive PDF of the SLAC organization chart. Click on sub-organizations in the PDF to see next-level org charts.


Accelerator Directorate

The Accelerator Directorate fosters world leading accelerator science and technologies for future accelerators, while enabling user research and accelerator R&D programs today. 

Fundamental Physics Directorate

The Fundamental Physics Directorate brings together scientists and technologies that support national priorities in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology to explore the basic particles and forces that knit the cosmos together.

Energy Sciences Directorate

From studying chemical reactions that happen in the femtosecond timescale to advancing society’s energy technology, the Energy Sciences Directorate’s research addresses an enormous range of critical scientific challenges.

Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Directorate

The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC takes X-ray snapshots of atoms and molecules at work, revealing fundamental processes in materials, technology and living things. 

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) Directorate

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource provides extremely bright X-rays that can be used to investigate various forms of matter ranging from objects of atomic and molecular size to man-made materials with unusual properties.

Technology Innovation Directorate

The Technology Innovation Directorate leverages state-of-the-art scientific expertise and advanced instrumentation to develop novel technologies for a diverse sponsor base and for the benefit of the nation.

Core operations

Core operations teams at SLAC include finance, information technology, communications, facilities & operations, environment, safety & health, and human resources, all supporting our visionary science and technology mission.

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