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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a national laboratory and Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed and operated under by Stanford University.

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A materials scientist who specializes in superconductors, Sarrao brings a deep background in national lab leadership and the evolution of SLAC science. 

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Physicist and scientific leader Sarrao will become SLAC’s sixth director and succeeds X-ray scientist Chi-Chang Kao, who stepped down after 10 years in the...

Headshot of John Sarrao
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Under his leadership, the lab diversified its research portfolio, expanded its science impact, advanced major projects, increased collaboration with Stanford and met the challenges...

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Under his 10-year leadership, the lab has significantly expanded its research and impact.

Chi-Chang Kao
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Chi-Chang Kao, SLAC Lab Director.
Chi-Chang Kao, Lab Director.
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Chi-Chang Kao, Former SLAC Lab Director. 
Chi-Chang Kao, Former SLAC Lab Director.
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Former Lab Director Chi-Chang Kao. 
Former Lab Director Chi-Chang Kao.
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One of 17 national laboratories supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, SLAC is also marking its 60th anniversary this year.

Aerial view of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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After decades of experience in the DOE lab system and as director of a leading synchrotron light source, he’s back to where he earned...

Stephen Streiffer
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Stephen Streiffer, deputy laboratory director for science and technology at Argonne National Laboratory, has been named as Stanford University’s new vice president for SLAC...

Stephen Streiffer