Doon Gibbs


Doon Gibbs leads Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multi-program lab with 3,000 employees, more than 4,000 facility users, and an annual budget of more than $700 million. Home to seven Nobel Prizes, Brookhaven advances fundamental research in nuclear and particle physics to study matter, energy, space, and time; applies photon sciences and nanomaterials research to the nation’s energy challenges; and performs cross-disciplinary research on climate change, sustainable energy, and Earth’s ecosystems.

Dr. Gibbs earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the University of Utah, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined Brookhaven in 1983 and was named Deputy Director for Science and Technology in 2007. He was named Director in 2013.

Dr. Gibbs was honored with the 2003 Advanced Photon Source Arthur H. Compton Award.  He was instrumental in overseeing the design and construction of Brookhaven’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and has played a significant role in advancing other major projects including the National Synchrotron Light Source II and Interdisciplinary Science Building. He has also overseen the growth of Brookhaven’s basic energy sciences programs.

Dr. Gibbs is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.