Norbert Holtkamp

Stanford University

Norbert Holtkamp

2023 Jury | Engineering & Technology 2022 Speaker | Circle 2009

Presently Mr. Holtkamp is a Professor of Particle and Particle Astro Physics and Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University which he joined in 2010. He was SLAC’s Deputy Laboratory Director since September 2014. He led the conception and oversaw the implementation of the multi-laboratory partnerships of several DOE and DOE/NSF projects. Since 2019 he is also the project director for the $1.1B LCLS-II Free Electron Laser construction project, build by 5 US national laboratories, which transitions to operation in 2022. He continues working on strategic initiatives aligned with the Laboratories and Stanford’s agenda and integrated in the Department of Energy’s strategic plans.


He has an M.S. equivalent degree in physics from the University of Berlin and a Ph.D. in physics from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests include synchrotron radiation and neutron sources, fusion, high-energy colliders, linear accelerators, storage rings and accelerator-based neutrino physics. He was a member of the advisory panel for High Energy Physics at the National Academy of Science (EPP 2010). He chaired the Particle Accelerator Conference in 2005, and the Linac Conference Chair in 2006. In June 2008 Mr. Holtkamp received the Gersh Budker prize of the European Physical Society for recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field referring to the success of the SNS project

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