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  • Starting in November 2017, Robert O. Hettel will oversee the planning, construction and implementation of the upgrade of Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

    Robert O. Hettel to lead APS Upgrade

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    Robert O. Hettel has been appointed Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. He will join Argonne in November 2017.
    Hettel, a veteran accelerator designer and expert on storage-ring light sources, comes to Argonne from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory that includes the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).