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BNL mourns death of particle-physics pioneer Ozaki

Satoshi Ozaki, a world-renowned physicist who helped design and build numerous particle accelerators for scientific research on two continents, died July 22, according to a statement from Brookhaven National Laboratory. He was 88. Ozaki, a BNL senior scientist emeritus, was a key driver of international collaborations in high-energy and nuclear physics, including highly regarded work at Brookhaven Lab’s Alternating Gradient Synchrotron and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Calling him “one of the world’s foremost accelerator builders,”…


Cleary out as BNL commercialization manager

By GREGORY ZELLER // Connie Cleary is no longer Brookhaven National Laboratory’s commercialization director. Although some BNL webpages showed her as an active laboratory employee and Cleary’s own LinkedIn account still listed her as manager of BNL’s Office of Technology Commercialization & Partnerships, Lee Cheatham, BNL’s director of strategic partnerships, confirmed to Innovate LI Thursday that Cleary was no longer employed by the laboratory. Multiple independent sources from within Long Island’s tech-commercialization community told Innovate…


The Debrief: Doon Gibbs shines a light on BNL

Doon Gibbs has seen the light, and it comes from the National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory’s new $912 million electron storage ring. Designed to produce X-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than its predecessor, the NSLS II – activated last year – is a centerpiece technology with uncounted scientific and commercial applications. It’s also one of many reasons Gibbs, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois and succeeded…


BNL’s Cleary headlines inventors’ event

Long Island inventors and entrepreneurs have a golden chance to learn how to partner with Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club’s Sept. 15 meeting is scheduled to feature Connie Cleary, commercialization manager at the Department of Energy’s Upton facility. Cleary is expected to discuss the BNL’s tech-transfer and commercialization processes, as well as the lab’s protocols for collaborating with startup enterprises. Cleary, a former manager of industry partnership development at Argonne…


Cooling team lands $2.5M in DOE help

Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab researchers have landed a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop ways to radically reduce the amount of water used to cool heating plants. While the ultimate goal is zero net water dissipation into the atmosphere, getting there will also enable next-generation power plants to operate in deserts or other arid conditions. Such technology would also appease environmentalists who have long…


LI Stem Hub at three

At age 3, STEM Hub looks back to the future

It’s been three years since the Empire State STEM Learning Network launched the Long Island STEM Hub, an amalgam of industry and academia on a mission to educate LI’s next-generation workforce. To support the region’s economic growth and high-tech vitality, the STEM Hub (for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) provides a focal point for businesses, students, teachers, higher education and worker-retraining operations. A “Back to the Future”-themed celebration will mark the Hub’s third anniversary, scheduled…


DEBRIEF: Lee Cheatham, BNL’s prince of partnering

Go east, young man: While the bulk of his education and the entirety of his professional career have occurred in western locales, Lee Cheatham’s path has led him finally to Long Island. The director of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s new Strategic Partnerships Office packs a world-class education (B.S. from Oregon State, M.S. from Washington State, Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, all in electrical engineering) and abundant professional experience. Included: VP of product engineering for Ameritech Library Services,…