In Memoriam: APS pioneer Gopal K. Shenoy
Gopal K. Shenoy, world-renowned materials scientist, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, and a driving force, with the late Dr. Yanglai Cho, in bringing the Advanced Photon Source (APS) to Argonne, died Nov. 29 at the age of 77.
Throughout his long and illustrious career, Gopal had a profound and lasting impact on synchrotron X-ray science, both in his brilliant research, and in his central role in the creation and evolution of the APS.
“Beyond his scientific contributions, and throughout his professional life, Gopal touched many, many lives, as a mentor, as a colleague and as a friend,” said Stephen Streiffer, Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences. “Our deepest sympathies go out to Gopal’s wife, Ravibala, his daughters Shami (Anand) and Lakshmi, and his grandchildren Maya and Anika.”
Funeral services will be held in the morning of Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory – South Naperville (Route 59), 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville, IL 60564. More information is online.