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Kelly Gaffney, SSRL Director

Kelly Gaffney, Laboratory Director
Kelly Gaffney, SSRL Director
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Kelly Gaffney, SLAC Associate Laboratory Director for the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, came to SLAC in 2003. After a brief postdoctoral appointment working with Jerry Hastings and Keith Hodgson, Dr. Gaffney started his independent research career as an Assistant Professor of Photon Science. He initiated a chemical dynamics research effort at SLAC designed to utilize the unique capability of ultra-short duration x-ray pulses to image the fundamental steps involved in chemical reactions. This effort helped establish the PULSE Institute at SLAC and Stanford University, contributed to the early success of time resolved science at the LCLS, and lead to his promotion to Associate Professor of Photon Science in 2013.

Gaffney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from The Evergreen State College. After a brief sojourn in industry, he returned to academia and earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001.


Piero Pianetta, SSRL Deputy Director

Telephone: (650) 926-3484
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Research Interests
Use of synchrotron radiation for the characterization of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces.

Education
B.S., 1971, University of Santa Clara. M.S., 1973, Ph.D., 1976, Stanford University

Professional Academic History
Research Associate, Stanford Electronics Laboratories, Stanford, 1977-1978. Member of Technical Staff, Hewlett-Packard Co., 1978-1982. Professor (Research), Electrical Engineering, Photon Science, 1982-present. Assistant Director, SSRL, 1982-2005. Deputy Director, SSRL, 2005-2009; Director (Acting), SSRL, 2009-2010; Deputy Director, SSRL, 2010-present; Interim SLAC Associate Lab Director for SSRL, 2012-2014.

Awards and Honors
Member, American Physical Society. Member, American Vacuum Society, Fellow, American Physical Society, 2006.


Britt Hedman, SSRL Science Director

Telephone: (650) 926-3052
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Research Interests
Biophysical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry: Development of methodology and instrumentation for x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and application to studies of electronic and geometric structures of active sites in metalloenzymes and generally in structural biology, bioinorganic mimetic systems, and inorganic systems.

Education
B.S., B.A., 1971, University of Umeå, Sweden. M.S., 1972, University of Umeå, Sweden. Ph.D., University of Umeå, Sweden, 1978.

Professional Academic History
Research Associate (equiv), University of Umeå, Sweden, 1978-1982. Assistant Professor, University of Umeå, Sweden, 1982-1985. Senior Research Associate, SSRL, 1985-2001. Adjunct Professor, University of Umeå, Sweden, 1996-2002. Assistant Director, SSRL, 2001-2007. Professor (Research), SSRL, 2002-2007. Deputy Director, SSRL, 2005-2010. Professor, Photon Science, 2007-present. Vice Chair, Photon Science Faculty, 2007-2010; SSRL Science Director, 2010-present.

Awards and Honors
Swedish Natural Science Research Council Visitor Scholarship 1983. Farrel W. Lytle Award 2001. IXAS (International X-ray Absorption Society) Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of XAS 2009.

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