LNLS has a new Director
Harry Westfahl Junior has served as LNLS’ scientific director since 2013, and coordinates Sirius’ beamline design and construction
The new director of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Harry Westfahl Junior, took office on January 13th, at a ceremony held at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). Westfahl has worked in CNPEM since 2001, and, for the last seven years, held the position of LNLS Scientific Director. Westfahl succeeds French physicist Yves Petroff, one of the world's leading synchrotron light experts.
During the inauguration ceremony, CNPEM Director-General Antonio José Roque da Silva highlighted the competence of the new director: “At this key moment for the institution, in which we will have to structure the start of operations at Sirius, Harry's experience, competence, and multidisciplinary background will be a key factor. ”