Mechanical Engineering, Electron-Ion Collider
Brian Gallagher recently joined Brookhaven National Laboratory as a mechanical engineer working within the Technical Systems Division of EIC. His experience includes more than thirty-five years of new product development with major industrial power, scientific instruments and defense engineering firms. Brian has a broad range of design, analysis and development experience with products ranging from cryogenic and UHV instruments to gas turbine combustors and rotating components. Additionally, Brian has extensive finite element analysis (FEA) experience in non-linear stress, thermal stress, transient response and steady-state vibration analyses.
Prior to joining BNL Brian worked in the industrial power sector developing low NOX combustion systems for gas turbines. This experience includes the design and analysis of high-pressure test rig components used in a combustion test campaign at the Sesta Lab in Italy, rotating gas turbine components and high-pressure piping. At X-Ray Optical Systems, Brian was the principal investigator for a Phase I and follow-on Phase II DOE SBIR research grant to develop an instrument for detecting toxic heavy metals in groundwater. His work in the design and development of X-Ray instruments at Philips/EDAX and XOS has resulted in 16 US Design Patents for EDS X Ray detectors, X-Ray sources and sample presentation systems.
B.S. Architectural Technology New York Institute of Technology 1981
Seventeen US design patents - eight at XOS, eight at EDAX/Philips and one privately held:
- XOS: US7,072,439, US7,277,527, US7,873,143, US7,738,628, US7,110,506, US7,209,545, US7,382,856, US7,519,159
- EDAX/Philips: US5,235,817, US5,274,237, US5,488,832, US5,552,608, US5,811,816, US6,242,748, US5,302,831, US5,569,925
- Portable mooring system: US7,555,993
Product design awards:
- Four DOF goniometer for an instrument measuring surface crystal orientation in superconducting wire - R&D 100 Award 2004
- SINDIE Online Analyzer - R&D 100 award 2005