Major Resources Support & Facilities
The Institute of Particle Physics (IPP) and the Canadian Institute for Nuclear Physics (CINP) provide services for the development and fabrication of instrumentation for the Canadian subatomic physics community. These resources are supported by the NSERC SAP MRS Program. Currently, there are two groups of facilities: a consortium including Carleton, Victoria and Winnipeg, and another at the CPP+ Centre at the University of Alberta.
The centres offer access to a skilled set of technical, engineering, electronics and physics personnel augmented by laboratories with data acquisition facilities, fabrication areas and machine shops.
Members of the subatomic physics community can obtain further information from the following websites. In addition, users can contact one of faculty members of the centres: Kevin Graham (Carleton), Randy Sobie (Victoria), Blair Jamieson (Winnipeg) and Jim Pinfold (Alberta).
- CPP+ Major Resources Support Centre
- Carleton Technical Group for Instrumentation Development for Particle Physics Research
- VISPA Research Resources
- Winnipeg MRS Resource page
Resource requests for CPP+ can be submitted via the CPP+ online application form. Requests will be reviewed by the CPP+ Operating committee.
Carleton, Victoria and Winnipeg resource requests can be submitted via the Carleton/Victoria/Winnipeg resource request form (PDF). Users should email the request to the above-listed contact at Carleton, Victoria or Winnipeg. Requests will be reviewed by the Carleton/Victoria/Winnipeg Prioritization Board. A list of the Carleton, Victoria and Winnipeg MRS personnel and their areas of expertise are below.
- James Botte, Carleton — Electronics expert
Expertise: ASIC design, Verilog design, DAQ systems, electronics design, assembly, test and repair
- Olay Chen, Carleton — Electronics technician
Expertise: Soldering Fine-Pitch and microelectronic components, PCB board assembly, wire bonding, wedge, and ball bonding
- Philippe Gravelle, Carleton — Technician / Machinist
Expertise: Machining, assembly, small parts design / fabrication, gas/vacuum systems, and electronics experience
- Rodney Schnarr, Carleton — Designer
Expertise: Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD modelling, Solidworks 3D CAD modelling, FEA calculations, 3D printing
- Sam de Jong, Victoria — Detector physicist (PhD Physics)
Expertise: FPGA programming, GEANT4 simulation, data acquisition systems
- Shomi Ahmed, Winnipeg — Technician (BSc EE, MSc Physics)
Expertise: PCB layout, ordering, assembly and test, control systems, Opera FEA