LBNE Project

In January 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved LBNE's Mission Need, a milestone known as Critical Decision-0 (CD-0), thus formally creating the LBNE Project. The LBNE Project is charged with developing the experimental and conventional facilities that will enable the LBNE Science Collaboration to achieve the scientific mission established at CD-0. Many of the LBNE Project team members also belong to the Science Collaboration; this overlap promotes strong teamwork for development of the best possible technical designs.

The LBNE Project is currently organized into four subprojects: Beamline, Near Detector Systems (ND), Liquid Argon Far Detector (FD) and Conventional Facilities (CF), which will house the technical systems. The LBNE Project management team includes scientists, engineers and other specialists from Fermilab, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The LBNE Project Office at Fermilab is headed by the Project Director and assisted by the Project Manager, Project Systems Engineer and Project Scientist. Project Office support staff include a Project Controls Manager and supporting staff, a Financial Manager, an Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Manager, a Computing Coordinator, Quality Assurance, Procurement and Risk Managers, a Document Manager and administrative support. The Beamline, Liquid Argon Far Detector and Conventional Facilities subprojects are managed by the Project Office at Fermilab, while the Near Detector subproject is managed by a Project Office at LANL. BNL led the design of a water Cherenkov far detector through 2011, at which point a decision was made to discontinue the effort in favor of the liquid argon far detector. BNL continues to be part of the Project Office and to play a major role in development of the FD.

Jim Strait
Jim Strait, LBNE Project Director
Elaine McCluskey
Elaine McCluskey, LBNE Project Manager
Mary Bishai
Mary Bishai, LBNE Project Scientist
Jeff Dolph
Jeff Dolph, LBNE Project Systems Engineer

Last modified: 05/21/2013 |