Parallel session C1

6th October 2022/ 11:00-13:30
Machado room
(floor -2)

The building and operation of Big Science organisations relies extensively on the construction of large and complex mechanical systems such as magnet components, accelerating structures, support systems, shielding structures, and vacuum components. The needs for mechanical parts vary in terms of materials, sizes, volume, and degree of complexity; but the following technical areas are of particular relevance to most Big Science organisations: manufacturing of high to very high precision mechanical components, large machined components, pressure vessels and high temperature reactors, complex welded structures; as well as assembly, installation, validation and testing of the above components.


  • CERN – Olivier Brunner, Section Leader, Modulators and Klystrons, BE Department
  • ESA – Tommaso Ghidini, Head of the Structures, Mechanisms and Materials Division
  • ESO – Juan Carlos Palacio, Mechanical Engineer
  • ESRF – Didier Dallé, Head of Drafting & Procurement Unit
    • Tenders involving manufacture of Mechanical components and assemblies et the ESRF
  • ESS – Ulf Odén, Senior Engineer of Monolith & Handling Group
  • FAIR – Christina Will, Head of mechanical integration department
  • F4E – Gabriele D’Amico, Metrology and Reverse Engineering Head of Group 
  • ILL – David Bazzoli, Project Manager
  • SKAO – Rob Anthony, Antenna Manufacturing Engineer


  • Jan Visser – ILO for CERN. Netherlands

(Photo: ILL)

Manufacturing of high to very high precision mechanical components are of particular relevance to most Big Science organisations.