Engineering Staff

Berthound, Marc

Title: Research Engineer
Location: Yerkes
Projects: SOFIA HAWC, SOFIA Forecast Camera
Specialties: Instrument data systems, Data reduction software, Detector evaluation and analysis, Programming with PHP, Perl, SQL, Lisp, Python, Java, Javascript, IRAF; Optical syst. design and analysis with ZEMAX
E-Mail: berthoud@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x840

DiDonna, Pasquale

Title: Electronics Engineer
Location: Argonne
Projects: Cassini, SPADUS, Star Dust, Argos, Argonne Advanced Photon Source GSE-CARS, Mars Pathfinder
Specialties: Microprocessor systems design, Electronics bread boards, Electronics packaging, Delphi 4.0, Visual Basic 6.0, MS-C, Embedded C, Assembly language, ISA PC card design, Device programming, PCB Express, Active CAD, Actel FPGA, Web page design, PC upgrades
E-Mail: pdidonna@uchicago.edu
Phone: 630.252.0428

Gee, James

Title: Director
Location: Yerkes
Projects: Admin. For: Argonne ATLAS Helios, CalTech GLS, CARS-Argonne, Cassini, CREST, Double Chooz, ChAOS, Echelle, ADR, Fermilab DES, J-Parc, LAPPD, LBNL-GLS, South Pole projects and deployments, SDSS and SDSS-3, SOFIA HAWC, Pathfinder, CARA, KAO instruments
Specialties: Administration
E-Mail: gee@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x822

Heimsath, Stephen

Title: Research Engineer
Location: On-call
Projects: ATLAS Helios (Argonne), SOFIA HAWC, Echelle, CARA South Pole, SPT, SZA, ChAOS, Adaptive Optics, Radiology
Specialties:Solid model design, SolidWorks, Pro-E, AutoDesk CAD, FEA (stress and strain) Heat transfer and displacement
E-Mail: rdscad1@comcast.net
Phone: 708.562.3156

Hirsch, Robert

Title: Research Engineer
Location: Yerkes
Projects: SOFIA HAWC, CalTech-GLS, LBNL-GLS, SDSS-3, KAO polarimeter and photometer, CARA (So. Pole deployment),Echelle
Specialties: Pro-E, Cryogenic systems, Vacuum systems, Surface mount boards, Electronics cable fabrication, Control panels, PC set-up and maintenance
E-Mail: rah@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x842

Kaelbli, Debra

Title: Accountant/Administrator
Location: Yerkes
Projects: All UCEC projects based on campus, at Yerkes and at Argonne
Specialties: Accounting, Administration and Purchasing, Hazmat Regulations Certified, Regs. Specialist, Deployment expediter
E-Mail: deb@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x817

Northrop, Richard

Title: Research Engineer II
Location: on Campus
Projects: CREST, LAPPD, CTA, ADR, PEBS, TRACER, Trice, CREAM, Veritas, CDF, Fermilab DES, Access
Specialties: Solid model design, SolidWorks, AutoDesk, Inventor, Finite Element Analysis, Heat and displacement anaylsis, Architectural layout and drawings
E-Mail: rnorthro@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773.702.7796

Ruan, Shengyang

Title: Research Engineer II
Location: On-call
Projects: Argonne Chem-Mat CARS, Bio CARS, GSE CARS, Crewe Electron Microscope
Specialties: Schematic and PCB design, FPGA configuration and simulation, PLC programming, Sensors and transducers, Semiconductors, Control software in Pascal, C, Visual basic, Epics, MEDM, SNL
E-Mail: sruan@cars.uchicago.edu
Phone: 773.288.7078

Sandberg, Eric

Title: Electronics Engineer
Location: Yerkes
Projects: SOFIA HAWC, South Pole EE winter-over
Specialties: Electronics and circuit board design and assembly, technical writing, cryogenics operation and testing, machining, welding
E-Mail: sandberg@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x849

Sopron, Fred

Title: Research Engineer II
Location: Argonne
Projects: Ulysseus, EHIC, Argonne Advanced Photon Source GSE-CARS
Specialties: Electronics design, schematics, board layout, electromgnetic controllers, circuits, relays, solenoids, sensors, stepper motors, LV converters, PLC driven systems
E-Mail: sopron@cars.uchicago.edu
Phone: 630.252.0428

Spotz, Robert

Title: Instrument Maker
Location: Yerkes
Projects: All Yerkes based projects, South Pole deployment
Specialties: Instrument fabrication and precision machining, Instrument assembly, Polar deployment specialist
E-Mail: spotz@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x846

Trussler, Maggie

Title: Project Assistant
Location: Yerkes
Projects: All UCEC projects based on campus, at Yerkes and at Argonne
Specialties: Purchasing and administration
E-Mail: maggie@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x816

Ward, Gordon

Title: Instrument Maker
Location: on Campus
Projects: All UCEC campus and Argonne based projects
Specialties: Instrument fabrication and precision machining, CNC
E-Mail: gpw@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773.702.7247

Westferro, Frank

Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Argonne
Projects: Argonne Advanced Photon Source Chem Mat CARS, Bio CARS, GSE-CARS
Specialties: Solid model design, Pro-E, AutoCad, Inventor, SolidWorks, Fortran and C++, Crystallography (macromolec., micro, pump probe, highpress. Tomography) X-ray scattering and diffraction, Optics design
E-Mail: westferro@cars.uchicago.edu
Phone: 630.252.0466

Wirth, Jesse

Title: Research Engineer II
Location: Yerkes
Projects: SOFIA HAWC, CARA South Pole, Echelle, KAO photometer and polarimeter, SPARO, Viper, CalTech submillimeter Obs.,
Specialties: Pro-E mechanical design CAD, cryogenic systems, vacuum systems, electronics circuits and board construction, Douglas CAD, PHP, HTML/CSS
E-Mail: wirth@yerkes.uchicago.edu
Phone: 262.245.5555 x841