Steve Marks is an experienced developer, and qualifier of advanced scientific instrumentation, and an experienced technical and project manager. He comes to iP Solutions Corp. after a thirty one year career at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an ability to translate customer requirements and concepts into practical engineering solutions. As a project manager of several large scientific projects sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy, he has significant experience in schedule and earned value management, meeting strict government standards. Dr. Marks will now bring this set of skills and experience to bear on iP Solutions’ range of products and services.
Notable prior responsibilities include:
- Chief engineer and project manager responsible for the developing the design and managing the production of the undulator systems for the LCLS-II free electron laser project at Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory. The project scope responsibility was approximately $50M.
- Engineering Director for the National Science Foundation’s DUSEL (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory) project. Directing project engineering and science staff to develop requirements for advanced rare event physics experiments, and working with outside engineering contractors to produce a preliminary design for the laboratory infrastructure.
- Lead engineer for development of many critical systems incorporated into the Advanced Light Source, a third generation synchrotron radiation facility at LBNL. Notable achievements include: development of a multi-function nonlinear electron optics subsystem that has become the standard for all subsequent synchrotron light sources throughout the world, development of the first elliptically polarizing radiation source incorporated into a third generation synchrotron radiation facility, development of precision magnetic characterization instruments and facilities for characterizing electron optics components and radiation sources, and development of software for characterizing radiation brightness and power distribution from magnetic field and electron beam properties.
Dr. Marks is the author and co-author of over fifty journal articles.
Dr. Marks has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from U. C. Berkeley.