Head of the CERN Technology Department
Frédérick Bordry is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, d’Electrotechnique,
d’Hydraulique in Toulouse, France, with a PhD in engineering and another in science
(Doctorat d’Etat) from the Institut Nationale Polytechnique, also in Toulouse.
He spent the first ten years of his career teaching and conducting research at these two ins
titutes. He worked
two years in Brazil (1979
1981) as professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis).
1981, he was appointed senior lecturer at the Institut National Polytechnique.
He came to CERN in 1986, joining the group working on power converters for LEP. In 1988 he moved to the
Operations Group as engineer in charge of the SPS and LEP.
In 1994, the year that the LHC was approved, he joined the Converter Group as the head of p
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 2008 he was also the deputy head of the Accelerators and Beams
As of 1 January 2009,
he is the Head of the CERN Technology Department. The Technology Department is
responsible for technologies which are specific to existing particle accelerators, facilities and future projects.
The main domains of activities cover: magnets (superconductin
g, normal conducting, fast pulsed magnets,
electrostatic and magnetic septa), their machine integration and protection, power converters, cryogenics,
high and ultra
high vacuum systems, coatings and surface treatments.