I am a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, and obtained a B.Sc.Eng. in
Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University. Working in close collaboration
with scientists and technical staff, I bring a wealth of experience in design,
fabrication, and installation of custom components and infrastructure required
for sensitive particle detectors at SNOLAB. I was responsible for many
components of the DEAP-3600 detector, from the conceptual phase through to
commissioning of the experiment, and I am currently providing engineering
support for numerous experiments at SNOLAB, including NEWS- G, CUTE, PICO-40L,
I started as the Research Administrator for Dr.Gerbier in July 2015. Previously, I was
Laboratory Manager of the Analytical Sciences Group at the Royal Military College of Canada.
As the Project Manager for NEWS-G, my main role is to provide assistance to
the team in the planning, estimating and execution of the experiment at SNOLAB.
I also provide construction management services for the CUTE experiment.
I joined the NEWS-G experiment in October 2017. I have worked on gaseous
detectors for detection of hadrons, electrons and photons in Switzerland,
Denmark, Sweden, Japan and France. I am now happy to put the technology to the
test of dark matter search in Canada.
Rob joined the SNO Group in April 2007 as a Research Technologist after
working in the metal design/fabrication and the construction sectors of
industry. Having a education in Mechanical Engineering, Rob is helping to
design, build and maintain experiments and equipment apparatus for the SNO
group, and currently is involved with
DEAP 3600 and
I joined Dr. Gilles Gerbier's team in October 2016 as an administrative assistant.
Phil graduated with an M.Sc (Eng) from Queen's in 1987, and aside from a
2-year venture into the real world working on sonar data acquisition and
image processing systems, he has been here in the physics department since
graduation. (Perhaps he stays because of Kingston's exceptional windsurfing
conditions and the flexible work hours afforded by the group.) He is a
programmer with areas of expertise in data acquisition, image display, and web
site hosting. He was involved in all aspects of the data acquisition system for
the SNO detector, and created the
Event Display software. Currently he is the group software coordinator and
maintains this and the SNO web sites,
as well as getting his fingers into aspects of
During Chuck's many years with SNO he
has designed and built a large number of components for the
SNO detector. Recently, Chuck has been
placed in charge of the student machine shop and neutron source, although he is
still available as a valuable resource for the Astro-Particle group.
Winner of a 2012 staff recognition award, Peter has a PhD from the University of Aarhus in Denmark and has been with
group since 1976. iHe is a Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor an Queen's.
He writes analysis software and maintains many of the
computer systems for the group, and is always eager to engage in a lively
debate. Currently he is working on
DEAP data analysis,
SNO+ calibrations and data analysis,and
DarkSide-20K data acquisition and calibration.
I am a recent Queen's Engineering graduate, having completed my Bachelor of
Applied Science degree in April, 2017. I am currently working with NEWS-G to
streamline the electronics and data acquisition software incorporated in the
group's spherical gaseous dark matter detectors with the goal of developing a
compact detector for various outreach purposes.
I recently graduated from Queen's University with a B.A.Sc in Engineering
Physics, focusing on my area of interest in nuclear physics. After spending
summers as a student researcher for the NEWS-G group, I joined the NEWS-G and
CUTE groups full-time after graduation to work towards my Professional Engineer
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