Stuart Henderson, PhD

Project Director, Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Stuart Henderson, PhD, is an internationally recognized particle accelerator scientist. He serves as the Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining Argonne, he held leading roles at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. At Fermilab, Dr. Henderson was the Associate Laboratory Director for Accelerators and was responsible for Fermilab’s accelerator research, development, construction and operations activities centered on accelerator-based particle physics.

Prior to joining Fermilab, he spent nearly a decade at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a billion-dollar U.S. Department of Energy Project to construct the world’s most powerful accelerator-based neutron science user facility. He served as the Accelerator Physics Group Leader and subsequently as the Director of the Research Accelerator Division. Dr. Henderson was responsible for leading the SNS beam commissioning campaign and transition to successful user operations at megawatt beam power levels. Prior to joining SNS he was a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University working on the performance and upgrades to the NSF-funded Cornell Electron Storage Ring.  Prior to joining Cornell, he was a Research Associate in particle physics at Harvard University.

Dr. Henderson serves and has served on numerous advisory committees and panels for many particle accelerator facilities and projects both nationally and internationally, including accelerator facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.  He has served on many committees for the Department of Energy.