Previous Leadership - Claus Rode

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Claus Rode
Former 12 GeV Project Manager & Project Management and Integration Manager

As the former project manager for the 12 GeV Upgrade, Claus Rode had overall responsibility for project execution at Jefferson Lab. Additionally, he served as Jefferson Lab's Project Management and Integration manager, overseeing the tracking and maintenance of schedules for all major projects undertaken by the lab. He ensured that all projects were planned in compliance with governmental requirements, including those of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Rode joined Jefferson Lab in 1986 from Fermi National Accelerator Lab, where he served as the senior cryogenic engineer for the Tevatron construction project. At Jefferson Lab, he played a key role in designing and building the CEBAF Central Helium Liquifier. He then assumed the positions of deputy head of the Engineering Division and deputy CEBAF project manager in 1987. From 1989 onwards, he served as the deputy associate director for the Accelerator Division and the associate project manager as the accelerator was constructed, commissioned, and operated. He was appointed the 12 GeV Project Leader in 1998, and the following year, he was also named the senior team leader for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project at Jefferson Lab, which was successfully completed in 2005.

Rode holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois (1968), an M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois (1969), and a Professional Degree in EE from the Illinois Institute of Technology (1972). He is a licensed Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional. He has served as a member of Machine Advisory Committees for HERA, LHC, and ILC.