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New director named at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News

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Stuart Henderson has been named the new director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News.

He will assumed his new responsibilities on April 3.  Henderson currently is director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill.

Henderson is an internationally recognized particle accelerator scientist.  Before  joining Argonne, he was the associate laboratory director for Accelerators at Fermilab, responsible for its accelerator research, development, construction, and operations activities centered on accelerator-based particle physics. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in physics from Yale University.

Henderson succeeds Hugh Montgomery, who came to Jefferson Lab as director in 2008.  Montgomery announced his decision to step down from the directorship in December 2015. He will continue his association with Jefferson Lab as director emeritus.

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