of Setauket has been named a fellow
by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions to
resonant elastic X-ray scattering
techniques and X-ray spectroscopy. Kao is a scientist at Brookhaven
National Laboratory, where he is
director of the Joint Photon Sciences Institute and chair of the National Synchroton Light Source, a facility that uses X-rays to study various materials. He has been an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University since 2003.