- Nuclear & Particle Physics
- Isotope Research & Production
- RIKEN BNL Research Center
EIC Project Manager, Electron-Ion Collider
Luisella Lari oversees day-to-day management of the design and construction of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) facility. She serves as a critical point-of-contact for project partners, and helps build a diverse and inclusive workforce in support of the project.
Lari brings to Brookhaven more than 20 years of experience as both a project leader and an accelerator physicist on major international projects. She served most recently as a senior manager and scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, coordinating international partner contributions to the Proton Improvement Plan-II—an essential upgrade to Fermilab’s accelerator complex.
Before that, Lari was a project manager and scientist for the European Spallation Source (ESS), a powerful neutron source under construction in Sweden. She coordinated ESS Accelerator Project budgets and ran data-driven safety analyses. Previously, Lari served nearly 12 years as a planning officer and applied physicist at CERN, Europe’s particle physics laboratory, where she evaluated accelerator systems and managed plans for various upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider. Early in her career, as an assembly, integration, and verification engineer at an aerospace company, Lari tested internal fluid supply lines for one of the International Space Station pressurized modules that connects U.S., European, and Japanese laboratories in orbit.