Berkeley Lab

About Us

The US Magnet Development Program is chartered by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics to explore magnet options that will meet the technical challenges of far-future colliders. The partners are Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fermilab, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. The MDP’s mission is to

• Integrate the efforts of U.S. laboratories, universities and industry to maximize effectiveness in achieving Program goals.

• Manage the Program with well-defined deliverables and clear reporting lines integrated with relevant R&D efforts of international partners.

• Manage the Program with clear milestones and budget profile to carry out the approved program scope and goals. LBNL serves as the host institution for the MDP organization. The Program Director (Soren Prestemon of the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division and Engineering Division, LBNL) and the Program Management Office are based at LBNL.

To learn more, please refer to the USMDP Management Plan.

Meet the Management Team

Soren Prestemon
USMDP Director

Gueorgui (George) Velev
USMDP Deputy

Alexander V. Zlobin

Prof. Lance Cooley
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University

David Larbalestier
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University