Henrik von der Lippe has been appointed Engineering Division Director in the Physical Sciences Area. Engineering Division is comprised of more than 250 technicians, machinists, engineers, and operations professionals who work to support scientific endeavors at the Laboratory from the Advanced Light Source to the 88-Inch Cyclotron. The Division also builds specialized instrumentation at Berkeley Lab and for other national labs, including SLAC and Fermilab.
The Engineering Division is gearing up for a number of high-profile projects which are entering the construction phase including the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and the LUX-Zeplin Dark Matter experiment (LZ) for Physics Division; they are also preparing for the Laboratory’s proposed upgrade of the Advanced Light Source and for the Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array (GRETA).
Associate Lab Director James Symons noted that, “During the recent months while Henrik has been acting Director, it has been a pleasure for me to see his dedication to the Division, his practical approaches to management and problem solving, and his commitment to a safe and diverse workplace. Laboratory Director Mike Witherell and I very much look forward to working with him to ensure that the Engineering Division, with its extraordinary technical capabilities and talent, remains an essential part of the fabric of our Laboratory.”
Henrik von der Lippe obtained his undergraduate degree from Kongsberg College of Engineering and his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering with a concentration in Custom Integrated Circuit Design from the University of Oslo in Norway. During his career he has worked in a number of varied technical environments including nine years at SINTEF, the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, three years at Tandberg Data in Oslo – a very large corporation, and a total of fifteen years here at Berkeley Lab, where worked on integrated circuits for the BaBar experiment at SLAC and for SNAP. Since 2007, Henrik has been Head of the Electronics, Software and Instrumentation Department. His in-depth technical expertise and broad range of experience will be of immediate benefit to the Lab.