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Claus Rode

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

As project manager for the 12 GeV Upgrade, Claus Rode has overall responsibility for the project execution. He also is Jefferson Lab's Project Management and Integration manager. As such, he is responsible for tracking and maintaining the schedules for all major projects undertaken by Jefferson Lab. He is also responsible for ensuring that all projects are 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 was the senior cryogenic engineer for the Tevatron construction project. At Jefferson Lab, he was responsible for designing and building the CEBAF Central Helium Liquifier. He then became the deputy head of the Engineering Division and the deputy CEBAF project manager in 1987. Starting in 1989, he served as the deputy associate director for the Accelerator Division and the associate project manager as the accelerator was being constructed, commissioned and operated. He was appointed the 12 GeV Project Leader in 1998 and the following year he also was named the senior team leader for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project at Jefferson Lab. The SNS project was successfully completed in 2005.

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