Tom Mann, Project Engineer for the central solenoid superconducting coils, has decided to retire from the US ITER Project Office. Tom will be taking a position with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University in East Lansing. FRIB is a new National User Facility for nuclear science funded by the US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Physics.
Tom originally came to Oak Ridge in 1975 as Responsible Engineer Designer for the Large Coil Test Facility in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) Fusion Energy Division. He also was involved with the Princeton Large Torus Neutral Beam Injector and General Dynamics Large Coil Program toroidal field coil. After working with the Texas Accelerator Center, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the Advanced Photon Source, and the Houston Advanced Research Center, Tom returned to ORNL for a position with the Spallation Neutron Source. He began work on the ITER Project in 2006. USIPO staff members congratulate Tom on his retirement and wish him well in his new endeavour. return to Newsline #97