Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Andrew Sandorfi

Andrew Sandorfi received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1976. As a National Research Council (Canada) Fellow, he carried out postdoctoral work at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and at the High Energy Physics Lab in Stanford University. In 1979 he joined the BNL Physics Department and became a tenured Physicist in 1985. In 1984 he formed a group to construct the Laser-Electron-Gamma-Source (LEGS), a medium-energy polarized gamma-ray beam facility at the National Synchrotron Light Source at BNL. He served as the LEGS group leader throughout the running period of the facility, until 2007. He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1985, and became a BNL Senior Scientist in 1992. In 1995 he organized a project to develop a new class of Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) polarized solid targets, which were subsequently used at LEGS. In 2008, he transferred to Jefferson Lab and joined the Hall B staff as a Senior Scientist. At JLab, he was the co-spokesman for the E06-101/g14 experiment with polarized HD. His research has included nuclear structure, heavy-ion and radiative-capture reactions, electro- and photo-production reactions. He has mentored many graduate students and postdoctoral physicists. He has served on Program Advisory and Review Committees for JLab, RCNP-Osaka, GRAAL-ESRF. He has authored over 70 publications in refereed journals, as well as chapters in Encyclopedias and reference texts.