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Building the tools that make nanoscience possible.

"We work closely with the scientists to create high-performance experimental systems for every project we execute. From shield wall to end-station, from project planning to commissioning, we do it all."

Senajith (Seno) Rekawa,
Head of Engineering & Project Manager

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A high-precision stage fabricated at the CXRO Instrumnent Fabrication Facility

Custom nano-actuator? No problem.

Nanopositioning, micro-mechanical systems, electro-mechanical devices, computerized electronic motion control systems, ultra high vacuum (UHV) systems, survey and alignment, computer aided design, precision machining, cryogenics, electronics, hardware, software, and more.

Precision machining

The CXRO Instrument Fabrication Facility manufactures precision electro-mechanical assemblies, stages, mounts, UHV vacuum chambers and vacuum equipment, and micro-mechanical systems including monochromators and photoemission spectrometers.

A high-precision stage fabricated at the CXRO Instrumnent Fabrication Facility

Custom electronics.

The CXRO engineering team makes custom electronic instruments for a wide range of applications. These include motion control devices, in-vacuum capacitive displacement sensors, precision current meters, beam exit slits, attenuators, and more.

A custom circuit board developed by CXRO

The Engineering team.

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Farhad Salmassi

ME Scientific Engineering Associate
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Michael Dickinson

Engineering Technical Supervisor
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Mark West

ME Engineering Associate
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Arnaud Allezy

Mechanical Engineer
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Rene Delano

ME Machinist
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Nord Andresen

Mechanical Engineer
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Senajith Rekawa

CXRO Deputy for Operations & CXRO Head of Engineering
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Jason De Ponte

ME Associate
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Michael Jones

ME Technologist
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Daniel Zehm

Mechanical Engineering Technologist II
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Geoff Gaines

Mechanical Engineer

The Computer Engineering team.

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Hanjing Huang

Software Developer
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Jeff Gamsby

Systems Administrator
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Carl Cork

Computer Systems Engineer