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Richard J. Reeder, Associate Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs


Richard Reeder

Since 2015, Richard Reeder has servied as Associate Vice President for Brookhaven National Laboratory Affairs.  In this role, he acts as Stony Brook's primary liaison with BNL and supports the President in the governance and management of Brookhaven Science Associates.  His responsibilities include fostering and expanding interactions and collaborations with BNL, and managing joint faculty appoinrtments with BNL.

Reeder is Professor of Geochemistry in Stony Brook's Department of Geosciences.  His research interests span several areas of geochemistry, including structure-function relationships of disordered and amorphous solids, sorption behavior of heavy metals on minerals, and bioavailability of contaminants in environmental systems. He has focused particularly on synchrotron X-ray scattering and spectroscopy studies of natural and engineered materials of environmental relevance.  His research group has made extensive use of NSLS and other synchrotron facilities.  He also collaborates with researchers in the health sciences to address problems at the interface of environmental chemistry and environmental health. Reeder is the author of more than 120 peer-reviewed articles.  At BNL, he was a past member of the NSLS UEC, a former PRT member at NSLS, and served on the beamline advisory team for the SRX beamline at NSLS-II. 

Reeder received his PhD from UC Berkeley and a BS from University of Illinois.  Most recently, he served as Stony Brook's Vice President for Research and the Operations Manager for The Research Foundation for SUNY (2016-2023). Previously he served as Chair of the Geosciences Department and as Director of the Center for Environmental Molecular Sciences, which included a partnership witih BNL.  He has also served as Interim Deputy Provost at Stony Brook.   Reeder was Stony Brook's capture manager for the recompeted management and operations contract for BNL that began in 2015.

The Office of Brookhaven National Laboratory Affaits is located in the Melville Library Building, Room N3009.  Reeder's phone numbers at SBU are (631) 632-4889; (631) 632-8208; his email is