John Galambos

John Galambos

Position: PPU Director

Facility: Spallation Neutron Source


Phone: (865) 576-5482


  • 2015 – present: Proton Power Upgrade director
  • 2006 – 2015: Group leader Accelerator Physics, Beam Instrumentation, Ion Source, Research Accelerator Division, SNS
  • 2013 – 2015: Group leader Source Engineering and Design Analysis, Instrument and Source Division, SNS
  • 2001 – 2006: Applications programs Team Leader and Accelerator Physics Deputy Group Leader, SNS
  • 1996 – 2001: SNS accelerator staff member
  • 1983 – 1995: Fusion energy research staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Galambos did graduate work and early career research in fusion, working on several tokamak projects.  Since 1996, Dr. Galambos has been involved with the Spallation Neutron Source, participating in the design, construction, commissioning and operation stages. With SNS he has led groups in accelerator physics, beam instrumentation, ion source and target engineering. He has chaired and participated in review committees for a variety of accelerator and neutron source facilities, scientific construction projects and served on national and international scientific conference and workshop organizing committees.


  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois
  • B.S., Physics, Emory University