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Ten Scientists at Brookhaven Lab Granted Tenure

Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company that manages Brookhaven Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy, granted tenure to 10 scientists since 2015: Ramesh Gupta, Haixin Huang, Francesco Lanni, Michiko Minty, Marc-André Pleier, Lijuan Ruan, Erin Sheldon, Anže Slosar, Dario Stacchiola, and Changchen Xu.

Tenure appointments are granted by action of the BSA Board after a rigorous selection procedure overseen by the BSA Science and Technology Steering Committee. Tenure appointments constitute recognition of independent accomplishment of a high order in the performance of original research or of other intellectually creative activity appropriate to the purposes of the Laboratory.

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The 10 scientists at Brookhaven Lab granted tenure since 2015 are (top, from left) Ramesh Gupta, Haixin Huang, Francesco Lanni, Michiko Minty, and Marc-André Pleier; (lower, from left) Lijuan Ruan, Erin Sheldon, Anže Slosar, Dario Stacchiola, and Changchen Xu.

Meet the Tenured Scientists

Ramesh Gupta, Superconducting Magnet Division

Gupta has been granted tenure for his significant contributions to designing, constructing, and operating complex user facilities, as well as his performance of original research and contributions to knowledge. More >>

Haixin Huang, Collider-Accelerator Department

Huang was awarded tenure for his achievements in the field of accelerator science—specifically for his leadership in preserving spin polarization through the Lab's chain of accelerators and for polarimetry improvements at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. More >>

Francesco Lanni, Physics Department

Lanni was awarded tenure for his significant contributions to particle physics through the successful construction and operation of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, as well as his innovative ideas and leadership for advanced detector research and development programs that led to the ongoing ATLAS upgrade. More >>

Michiko Minty, Collider-Accelerator Department

Minty was awarded tenure for her significant contributions in designing, constructing, and operating complex user facilities, as well as her contributions to knowledge related to the purposes of the field of accelerator science. More >>

Marc-André Pleier, Physics Department

Pleier was awarded tenure for his significant contributions to tests of the Standard Model of particle physics using data from hadron colliders to measure electroweak processes, particularly vector boson scattering with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. More >>

Lijuan Ruan, Physics Department

Ruan was awarded tenure for her seminal contributions to the study of the quark-gluon plasma created in heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. More >>

Erin Sheldon, Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate

Sheldon was awarded tenure for his pioneering work on weak gravitational lensing—potentially the most powerful technique for studying dark energy. More >>

Anže Slosar, Physics Department

Slosar was awarded tenure for his work enabling the study of key problems of fundamental physics, including the nature of dark energy and the curvature of space. More >>

Chemist Darío Stacchiola

Stacchiola was granted tenure for his significant contributions to catalysis science, through improving understanding of atomic structure and function of catalyst active sites, particularly through in situ studies of model oxide catalysts. More >>

Changcheng Xu, Biology Department

Xu was awarded tenure for his achievements in the field of plant lipid research, specifically in the areas of lipid trafficking between subcellular compartments and understanding the mechanisms of lipid homeostasis and oil accumulation in leaves. More >>

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