It is my great pleasure to inform you that Dr. Robert D. McKeown has
agreed to serve as Laboratory Deputy Director-Science here at
Many of you know Bob, who was active at Jefferson Lab for many years
and who served as chair of the JLab Users Group Board of Directors in
He has been a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of
Technology for many years; his research interests have included
studies of weak interactions in nuclei, neutrino oscillations, parity-
violating electron scattering, and the electromagnetic structure of
nuclei and nucleons.
Bob also will take up a Governor's Distinguished CEBAF Professorship
appointment at the College of William Mary.
Bob received a B.S. in 1974 from Stony Brook University in Stony
Brook, NY, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979. After one
year on the scientific staff at Argonne National Laboratory, he took a
position as Assistant Professor of Physics at the California Institute
of Technology. He became an Associate Professor in 1986 and Professor
In 1984, Bob was given a National Science Foundation Presidential
Young Investigator award; he was the Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer
at the 1999 Gordon Conference on Nuclear Physics, and is a Fellow of
the American Physical Society. He has served on the Nuclear Science
Advisory Committee and the Physical Review C editorial board, in
addition to advisory committees at Brookhaven National Laboratory and
Most recently, he received the 2009 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear
Physics from the American Physical Society. The awardrecognizes and
encourages "outstanding experimental research in nuclear physics,
including the development of a method, technique, or device that
significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research."
We are looking forward to Bob joining us on May 1.
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Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 2:00pm