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Feb. 23, 2007

Ames Laboratory/IPRT interim director named

by Steve Karsjen, Ames Lab Public Affairs

Alan Goldman has been named interim director of the Ames Laboratory and the Institute for Physical Research and Technology, effective March 1. Goldman has served as the division director of Science and Technology at Ames Laboratory since September 2004.

Goldman will replace Tom Barton, who plans to return to ISU's chemistry faculty at the end of this month. Barton has served as director of the Ames Laboratory since 1988 and IPRT since 1998.

A 14-member search committee has been established to find a successor to Barton. It is chaired by Bruce Thompson, Distinguished Professor in materials science and engineering and director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. John Brighton, vice president for research and economic development, said he hopes an Ames Lab director will be named by Aug. 1.


Alan Goldman was named interm director of the Ames Laboratory and IPRT. Officials hope to have a new director named by Aug. 1.