Paul Langan will return to the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the spring as associate laboratory director for the Biological and Environmental Systems Science Directorate.
Langan is a former associate lab director for neutron sciences.
In his new role, he will lead the directorateâ€™s convergence research in biology, ecology, engineering, data discovery, physical sciences, and computing that “advances U.S. competitiveness in the global bioeconomy and Earth system sustainability,” a press release said. “This diverse research portfolio encompasses efforts to develop renewable energy solutions, improve Earth system models, and push the frontiers of systems and synthetic biology.”
Langan will succeed Stan Wullschleger, who will retire in 2023 after 33 years at ORNL.[Read more…]