Frederick Bordry

Director for Accelerators & Technology

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Frédérick Bordry (born in 1954, French)

Director for Accelerators and Technology

Frédérick Bordry was the Head of the Technology Department before being appointed as CERN's Director for Accelerators and Technology.

Frédérick Bordry - Director for Accelerators and Technology (Image: CERN)

In 1978, Frédérick Bordry graduated with a PhD in electrical engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique in Toulouse, and went on to gain his higher doctorate in Science, from the same institute in 1985.

Bordry’s early career was spent teaching and conducting energy conversion research. Then he moved to Brazil, where he spent two years as a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis). In 1981 he was appointed senior lecturer at the Institut National Polytechnique in Toulouse.

Bordry came to CERN in 1986, joining the group working on power converters for the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) before moving in 1988 to the Operations Group as an engineer in charge of the Super Proton Synchrotron and LEP.

In 1994, the year that the LHC was approved, he joined the Power Converter Group as the Head of Power Converters Design and Construction for the LHC. He was appointed leader of the Power Converter Group in 2002, a position he held until December 2008.

In 2009, Bordry was promoted to Head of the CERN Technology Department - responsible for technologies specific to existing particle accelerators, facilities and future projects – where he has remained until 2013.

From 2014 he acted as the Director for Accelerators and Technology, where he is responsible for the operation and exploitation of the whole CERN accelerator complex, with particular emphasis on the LHC and for the development of new projects and technologies. He was re-appointed CERN’s Director for Accelerators and Technology.