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, in part, 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. A list of the personnel and their areas of expertise are below.
Members of the subatomic physics community can obtain further information from the following websites: CPP+ Major Resources Support Centre, Carleton Technical Group for Instrumentation Development for Particle Physics Research, Winnipeg MRS Resource page and VISPA Research Resources. 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).
Resource requests can be submitted via the CPP+ online application form or the Carleton/Victoria/Winnipeg resource request form (PDF). Requests will be reviewed by the CPP+ Operating committee and the Carleton/Victoria/Winnipeg Prioritization Board.
- 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
Expertise: FPGA programming, GEANT4 simulation, data acquisition systems
- David Ostapchuk, Winnipeg — Technician
Expertise: PCB layout, assembly and test, 3D printing, design work, fabrication