NSLS-II Senior Project Advisor
Satoshi Ozaki is the Senior Project Advisor to the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) Project at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He assumed this role in August 2007 after serving as the Director for the Accelerator Systems Division since the inception of NSLS-II in December 2005.
He also serves as Special Assistant to the Laboratory Director for Accelerator Projects.
Satoshi Ozaki obtained his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1959 and immediately moved to BNL, where he pursued experimental research studying the dynamics in particle interactions and spectroscopy of hadrons using the Cosmotron and AGS, from conception to the development of research facilities such as a major particle spectrometer and the use of a computer on-line for a real-time data analysis. In 1981, he was asked to come to KEK to direct the construction of TRISTAN, a 60GeV e+e collider, the first major high energy physics research facility in Japan. After completing the TRISTAN Project on schedule and within budget in 1987, he returned to BNL in 1989 as the Head of the RHIC Project, which was successfully completed in 1999, leading to an outstanding physics program in the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions including the observation of new hot and dense matter that behaves like perfect liquid. He was also instrumental in bringing the polarized proton capability to RHIC with the funding support from RIKEN Institute of Japan.
He has served in many Science Policy Committees including that for SLAC, SSCL, and CERN. He is also involved in many technical and project reviews and advisories, such as LHC, GSI, FAIR Project, US ITER Project, URA Run II, and for DOE in US ATLAS/CMS, RIA R&D, and other reviews.
He is currently a member of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee and the Linear Collider Steering Group of Americas.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the recent recipient of the IEEE 2007 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award.