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Mechanical Systems

The Mechanical Systems Department provide a variety of design, engineering, technical, and fabrication services that support the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), a world leading nuclear physics research facility, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The Mechanical Systems Department is comprised of the Alignment & Metrology Group, Installation/Vacuum Group, the lab Machine Shop, Mechanical Engineering Group (with mechanical design services), and Document Control.  These groups are utilized lab wide and service CEBAF, the Experimental Halls, and the SRF Institute, as well as Work for Others in support of other DOE National Labs.

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Daily Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tim Michalski, Dept. Head and Mech. Eng. Grp. Ldr.
55/2555, (757) 269-6523,

The 300 kV  electrode ready to be surveyed prior to installation in the JLab magnetized beam photogun. The electrode is a 6 inch diameter spherical shellmechanically polished to sub-micron surface finish.


Daily Work Schedule: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Alternate Work Schedule:

  • Christopher Curtis, 4 X 9 hrs., 4 hr. Friday
  • Christopher Gould, 4 X 9 hrs., 8 hr., Friday off

Chris Curtis, Align. & Metrology Grp. Ldr. 
55/2542, (757) 269-7086,

Alignment Metrology home page

Alignment Metrology Staff

Instrumentation and Control


Daily Work Schedule, Vacuum Group: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Daily Work Schedule, Installation Group: 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Anthony Dipette, Mech. Install. Grp. Ldr.
55/2500-67, (757) 269-7623,

Installation and Vacuum home page

Installation and Vacuum Staff

Machine Shop 2 Axis Retrofit CNC Vertical Mill


Daily Work Schedule: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Vincent Pope, Machine Shop Supervisor
90/110, (757) 269-7300,

Machine Shop home page

Machine Shop Staff

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Daily Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alternate Work Schedule:

  • Josh Armstrong, 4 X 9 hrs., 4 hr. Friday
  • Paul Hansen, 4 X 9 hrs., 4 hr. Friday
  • Gary Hays, 4 X 9 hrs., 4 hr. Friday
  • Chuck Hutton, 8 X 9 hrs., 8 hr, Friday off
  • Ronald Lassiter, 4 X 10 hrs., Friday off
  • Damon Rath, 8 X 9 hrs., 8 hr, Friday off

Tim Michalski, Dept. Head and Mech. Eng. Grp. Ldr.
55/2555, (757) 269-6523,

Mechanical Engineering home page

Mechanical Engineering Staff