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Tony Chan, CCB Co-Director, will be taking a senior leadership position at the National Science Foundation

Fri, Jun 8, 2007

Tony Chan, CCB Co-Director, will be taking a senior leadership position at the National Science Foundation: a three-year appointment as the new Assistant Director for Mathematics and Physical Sciences. This appointment is a great honor for Dr. Chan and for the CCB. Dr. Chan will be temporarily leaving the CCB and he will be serving our country and the long-range goals of science research in a vital role at the NSF. As assistant director, Dr. Chan will guide and manage research funding with an annual budget of almost $1 billion per year for astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science and multidisciplinary programs. He will head the largest directorate at NSF.

We look forward to Dr. Chan’s return to the CCB after his service at NSF. Because of potential conflicts of interest, Dr. Chan will remain Co-Director in abstention of the CCB. The Center has names Dr. Stott Parker as an acting CCB Co-Director. Dr. Parker will take over the leadership, expertise and advising duties for the period Dr. Chan is at the NSF.