(left) Claus Rode, 1986. (credit: CEBAF)
(center) JLAB Staff photo of Claus Rode. (credit: Jefferson Lab)
(right) L-R: Claus Rode and first director of Jefferson Lab Hermann Grunder following the groundbreaking for Hall D, April, 2009. (credit: Jefferson Lab)
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|Repository:||Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility|
|JLAB History Archives Project|
|12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A|
|Newport News, VA 23606|
|Phone: (757) 269-7805|
|Fax: (757) 269-5427|
|Title:||The Claus Rode Papers|
|Size:||Physical: 3 Hollinger document boxes and 1 tube; 1.42 linear feet
Digital: 124 files; 260 megabytes
|Materials in collection:||Textual: budget analyses, presentations, correspondences, reports, publications|
|Abstract:||Joining Jefferson Lab in 1986, Claus Rode was responsible for designing and building the Central Helium Liquefier, which is essential to CEBAF. Dr. Rode was also project manager for the 12 GeV upgrade as well as the senior team leader for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).|
|Location:||Jefferson Lab Archives Room.|
Claus 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. Rode was subsequently the project manager for the $338 million 12 GeV upgrade of the CEBAF accelerator, increasing the energy and expanding the scientific benefits of CEBAF.
In July, 2016, Jefferson Lab held a symposium titled: Project Highlights from 50 Years in the DOE Office of Science: A scientific symposium in honor of Claus Rode. The symposium highlighted a selection of high-profile projects completed in the Department of Energy's Office of Science over the past 50 years. The character and execution of scientific projects evolved significantly during this time.
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.
Rode is presently enjoying his retirement.
This collection pertains to the time Claus Rode spent managing projects for CEBAF (the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility) and Jefferson Lab, particularly his involvement in the Spallation Neutron Source and 12 GeV Upgrade projects.
This collection is arranged into seven series, each with their own information. This collection also contains a digital facet. For access to the digital collection, please contact archives staff. They are as follows:
Series I: Management. This series pertains to Claus Rode's varies management roles, budgeting reports, and plans.
Series II: Site Plans and Major Reports. This series contains information on additions to the lab, major site reviews, institutional plans, and director's reviews.
Series III: Cryo Group. Claus was instrumental in the development of the Cryo Group and its management. This series holds notes and other information pertaining to the Group.
Series IV: Correspondence. Various correspondences on various topics are within this series.
Series V: Presentations/Talks. Claus gave many talks on varied topics and many of them are preserved within this series.
Series VI: Publications. These are papers written by, with, or proofed by Claus Rode.
Series VII: Miscellany. Mostly within this series are blueprints of the Beam Transport Machine Configuration. However also are notes regarding various matters like meetings and collaborations.
This collection has restricted content that requires special permissions to access. Please see archives staff for more information.
- The collection may be used solely for noncommercial, educational, and research purposes by researchers and historians. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Records Management Office if you would like to use the collection.
- Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the Archives collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Jefferson Lab, is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to consent from Jefferson Lab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Jefferson Lab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Jefferson Lab makes no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.
Central Helium Liquefier (CHL)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility(CEBAF)
Department of Energy (Collection #JL.013, Site Office)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermi Lab)
Large Acceptance Spectrometer (LAS)
Policy Advisory Group
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)
Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
Superconducting Super Collider (SSC)
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Claus Rode Papers, Jefferson Lab Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606
This collection was acquired from various sources including the Director's Office, Publications Office, and Library.
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson in November, 2017.
This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.