Seen Around SLAC: DOE Program Manager for X-ray and Neutron Diffraction Facilities

October 12, 2011

During a tour last Friday, Department of Energy program manager Peter Lee (middle) enjoyed an animated moment as SLAC instrument scientist John Bozek (left) and Joachim Stohr, director of the Linac Coherent Light Source, describe the excitement and joy of doing important research at LCLS's Atomic, Molecular and Optical instrument. 

As a program manager for X-ray and neutron scattering facilities in the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Lee is the key contact between SLAC's LCLS and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource and the agency that provides most of the facilities' funding.

"Peter usually attends the annual SSRL/LCLS Users Meeting in late October," said John Arthur, head of LCLS X-ray facilities operations. "But this year he had a conflict, so he made a separate two-day visit to learn about the exciting recent developments at our light sources."

Before joining the DOE in January 2010, Lee had more than 20 years of experience in materials and structural chemistry research using synchrotron radiation at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.