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Principal Mechanical Engineer, Beamline Engineering, National Synchrotron Light Source II
Ed Haas is a Principal Mechanical Engineer and is the point-of-contact for beamline and end station engineering support to the Hard X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy program. This includes the BMM (6-BM), QAS (7-BM), ISS (8-ID), HEX (27-ID), PDF (28-ID-1), and XPD (28-ID-2) beamlines. Previously at NSLS-II, Ed was the engineer responsible for beamline engineering and installation of the XFM, TES, and PDF beamlines, and for components common to all beamlines (e.g. photon shutters and Experimental End Station Enclosures, for which he contiues to provide support). Ed has over 35 years of engineering experience and enjoys all aspects of engineering, fabrication, assembly, alignment, and installation.
Ed has a wide range of beamline and accelerator engineering experience. He initially joined BNL early in 2001 as the Mechanical Section Head at NSLS where he was responsible for Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Vacuum Systems, Utilities, and Mechanical Technician fabrication, installation, and maintenance at NSLS, at the Accelerator Test Facility, and at the Source Development Laboratory. Prior to BNL, Ed was the Electro-mechanical Engineering Group Head at Grumman's Corporate Research Center (CRC, which became Northrop Grumman's Advanced Technology and Development Center) where he was responsible for mechanical engineering, design, fabrication, and installation of custom hardware and equipment for the Nuclear and Plasma Physics, Solid State Physics, Sensor Sciences, Aerosciences, Materials and Structures, and Computing and Control Sciences Directorates. Ed's previous work at Northrop Grumman covered a wide range of projects and management efforts. For example, Ed was the Program Manager of three Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) programs that developed and installed an improved light source for installation at Sandia National Laboratory. Prior to the CRC, Ed did particle accelerator engineering work with Gurmman's Advanced Energy Systems group for National Laboratory, SDIO, medical, and research projects. He also did aircraft structural design, structural analysis, advanced composites engineering, and manufacturing engineering work earlier in his career at Grumman Aerospace (which later became Northrop Grumman) and manufacturing/industrial engineering work for a division of North American Philips Corp that makes high-temperature metals and related products. Prior to his engineering career, Ed worked for Ford, Chrysler-Plymouth-Subaru, and Chevrolet dealerships as an Auto Mechanic where he troubleshot and repaired automobiles and trucks. As a hobby Ed also modified engines, transmissions, and built drag racing vehicles.
Ed earned an MS degree from New York Polytechnic University (now part of NYU) in Management of Technology, an MS degree in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, and a BT degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.
Ed also earned a two-year degree in Automotive Mechanics from Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute (now Central Maine Community College).
Note- publications are not listed on this site but can be viewed directly on ResearchGate.
Ed is presently a continuing Board member of the New York State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists and was formerly Chair of their Legislative and Examination Committees
He is a current member of the American Society of Professional Engineers (ASME) and started a Particle Accelerator subcommittee as a former member of ASME's national Research and Technology Development Board
Ed is also a current member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Ed currently holds 24 U.S. patents, 20 as chief inventor, with one additional patent pending.
Ed was a Grumman Master's Fellow 1985-87 and was the recipient of several Project Sterling Awards
Ed is a currently a registered New York State Professional Engineer
Ed was registered as an instructor in Nassau County's Continuing/Adult Education program where he taught evening classes in Automotives in Garden City and Massepequa.
Prior to pursuing an engineering career, Ed was a certified general automobile mechanic (with a state inspection license).