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March 2010

Scientist Ferdinand Willeke Granted Tenure

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Photon Sciences Accelerator Division Director Ferdinand Willeke is granted tenure by Brookhaven Science Associates. Willeke was honored for his exceptional work on nonlinear beam dynamics; his contributions to the design, construction, operation and upgrade of the proton collider, HERA, of Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Laboratory in Germany; and his outstanding performance in directing the design and construction of the NSLS-II accelerator systems.

NYS Funds Collaborative Battery Research at NSLS

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awards $8 million in energy storage research grants, of which a little more than $3 million involve studies at NSLS. A $550,000 grant will fund a partnership between Brookhaven Lab, SUNY’s University at Buffalo and Binghamton University to develop improved batteries for use in stationary grid-scale energy storage applications. In addition, Brookhaven and Stony Brook University are teaming up with GE Global Research, which will receive $2.5 million to make improvements to its sodium metal halide batteries.